ICE fellow

ICE Fellow at a North West fellows event

Fellowship, our highest grade of membership, is for civil engineers and technicians who've made a big contribution to the profession. Fellows and prospective fellows are often known and respected in the industry for their expertise.

Why become a fellow?

ICE fellowship recognises your high level of knowledge, ability and experience. This recognition positively affects how your peers, employers and clients see you. So if you're an experienced civil engineering professional or academic, or in a senior position in the industry, becoming a fellow can really increase your status.

As a fellow you'll get all of our standard member benefits, plus:

  • The post nominal letters 'FICE' to use after your name
  • Our ICE fellows’ stamp (logo) to use on websites, stationery etc
  • The opportunity to shape ICE policy by joining an expert panel, or through events and online discussions
  • ICE and peer recognition for your contribution to the profession
  • The opportunity to 'give back' as a mentor or ambassador to young people

Who's it for?

If you've been involved in important engineering work in a senior position, you could become a fellow.

This responsibility includes heading up the promotion, planning, design, construction, maintenance or management of major projects. It could also involve playing a part in changing policy for the sector in general.

Fellowship can be awarded in other ways too: for expertise in a technical subject area, or for engineering education and training. You can apply to become a fellow even if you're not an ICE member.

Meet our fellows

Want to know more? Hear from other ICE fellows about their journey to fellowship and how it benefits them.

  • Matthew Tucker, FICE

    Matthew Tucker

    I enjoyed learning physics at school and this led me to study civil engineering at university. As a career it has given me the opportunity to live and work in different locations throughout the world.

    Working on projects in places as varied as Europe, Dubai and New Zealand has certainly had its challenges. My greatest challenge was being part of the Fletcher Construction team that responded to the 2010 Christchurch earthquake. Trying to help the city and its residents while also living through other major quakes and aftershocks was demanding.

    Being part of a team that is creating a legacy is really enjoyable. I also feel like I’m building something that’s tangible and a lasting benefit.

    I became a fellow in early 2013 because I wanted an internationally recognised professional accreditation. I was also attracted to the opportunities to mentor and support other young engineers. As an ICE fellow I've been able to do both these things.

    Since becoming a fellow, my profile within the company (and New Zealand) has risen and I feel a considerable sense of personal achievement and pride. I’m not the only one who’s benefited: when bidding for projects, my fellow status helps to strengthen my company’s 'staff attributes' criteria.

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  • Kate Hall FICE

    Kate Hall

    I’d always had a fascination about how and why buildings stayed up. While considering my career options at A-level, I attended a Women Into Science and Engineering course which looked at all areas of engineering. 

    During the course we tested a massive concrete beam to destruction and I thought; now that’s what I want to do.

    It’s fantastic to be able to make a real difference as an engineer and, in my employer Arup’s words, 'shape a better world'.

    Earlier in my career I worked on the design of the station for Hong Kong's new airport. When the project was finished, I used the station I had helped to build when I flew home from the new airport. This was an amazing feeling and made me realise that I’d contributed to changing people’s lives for the better.

    More recently I led the engineering design team for the London 2012 Olympic Park. Being able to see, touch and use what you have worked hard to deliver, makes you so proud. That’s what gets you up and into work every day.

    I joined ICE as a student member and became a fellow a few years ago. I hadn’t considered going for fellowship until a colleague suggested that I look into it. The process was actually quicker and simpler than I had imagined.

    I think fellowship helps to show your achievements and progress in the industry. It also reflects your length of service and status as a civil engineering professional.

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How much does it cost?

Fellowship rates depend on your location:

  • £388.50 per year (members in the UK)
  • £295.25 per year (members outside the UK)

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Becoming an ICE fellow demonstrates you've reached the peak of your profession. If you're an experienced civil engineer working at a senior level, find out if you're eligible to reach the top.

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