Mapúa University’s BS Civil Engineering program is now recognized by United Kingdom’s Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). Recognition is given to civil engineering degrees accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET), ensuring graduates of the programs their global professional qualification. With ICE’s recognition Mapúa’s civil engineering graduates will no longer need to apply for an academic assessment to gain an ICE professional qualification.
ICE is an independent professional association for civil engineers in the UK. It is based in London and has over 92,000 members, of whom three quarters are located in the UK, while the rest are located in more than 150 other countries.
Mapúa’s civil engineering program is identified by ICE as one that fully satisfies the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and partially satisfies the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). Professional registration as Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer demonstrates that graduates have the expertise and commitment to their profession, which meets the UK standard for professional engineering competence.
Incorporated Engineers (IEng), where Mapúa civil engineering graduates now qualify, maintain and manage applications for current and developing technology, and may undertake engineering design, development, manufacture, construction, and operation. Chartered Engineers (CEng), on the other hand, develop solutions to engineering problems using new or existing technologies through innovation, creativity and change, and may have technical accountability for complex systems with significant levels of risk (www.engc.org.uk).
CEng is the higher qualification between the two and carries slightly better package of benefits and work opportunities than the IEng. A program of Further Learning is required for a Mapúa graduate to complete the educational base for CEng.
ICE also offers free membership to students of its recognized engineering institutions. Mapúans can now enjoy unlimited access to engineering learning resources after signing up, including ICE’s online Infrastructure Learning Hub which enables them to gain more knowledge about civil engineering, innovation, and development through recorded lectures, webinars, and case studies.
The Institution of Civil Engineers got their Royal Charter in 1828. This charter was updated by Queen Elizabeth II in 1975 giving them the status as the leading institution for the civil engineering profession in the UK.
Last October 2018, Mapúa University earned a spot in Rank 401 – 450 of the 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings. To date, the University has the most number of ABET-accredited programs in a single campus with 11 programs accredited by ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission and three (3) programs accredited by ABET’s Computing Accreditation Commission. Mapúa also holds the most number of engineering programs that are Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Centers of Excellence in the country.
The new recognition from UK’s ICE is a testament to the University’s commitment to injecting the global standards in its education, breeding graduates of high-caliber ready for their world of practice.
Civil Engineering students of Mapúa University may apply for ICE membership using this link https://bit.ly/2Hm9HV7.