The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors is a qualifying body for civil engineering surveyors, specialists who play a key role in the £multimillion construction industry. Members may be employed in professional practice, with consulting engineers or working with civil contractors, local or national government, public utilities or specialist sub-contractors. The Institution offers two career streams: civil engineering commercial management (quantity surveying) or geospatial engineering (land surveying). Our distance learning course enables QS stream applicants without an accredited degree to meet the academic requirements for Graduate Membership.
This Certificate recognised by Chartered ICES.
You can join the Institution as a Student Member free of charge when you enrol – we will send you the application form. For Membership information apply to Paul Brown, Professional Development & Membership Manager, The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, Dominion House, Sibson Road SALE M33 7PP , Tel 0161 972 3100, www.cices.org
- Study packs with expert tutor support by post, phone or e-mail
- Three years programme (can be extended to maximum 5 years)
- Instalment plan to spread the cost
- Leading to Graduate Membership of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors
For details of module content, please see the individual course descriptions.
- Module 1: Civil Engineering Construction
- Module 2: Civil Engineering Contract Administration
- Module 3: Civil Engineering Business Management
For each Module, there is written continuous assessment followed by a Final Assignment which is sent to you for completion by a prescribed date. You can take the Modules in any order, one at a time or together. The Final Assignment is available on request at one month’s notice and is sent to you for completion by a prescribed date. You must complete at least 75% of the coursework before the Final Assignment (full completion is recommended). You can also take the Final Assignment as a combined Assignment covering all three Modules. You can apply for the Final Assignment outside the 12-month period for any Module.
In your assessment, the Final Assignments count for 40% of your final grade.
Non-cognate Degree, HNC/D or Certificate in Commercial Management.
There are several routes to becoming a Member of the Chartered ICES: by accredited degree,, HNC/D, NVQ or other qualifications. Although non-accredited degrees/HNDs are excellent qualifications, they do not cover the specialism of civil engineering commercial management in the depth required by CICES.
The Diploma in Commercial Management provides the top-up needed. When you have obtained the Diploma you can upgrade to Graduate Member.
If you are a trainee Quantity Surveyor without an HNC or Degree, please see details of our Certificate course. Mature candidates with significant relevant experience who do not have an accredited degree or equivalent may apply direct for Member Review. For full details of entry routes please refer to the latest edition of Institution’s publication: Guide
- Course Guide
- Course manual for each Module
- One or more recommended textbooks
- Tutor-Marked Assignments
- Final Assignment (not included in the course price)
- Access to your Tutor for help and guidance by email, telephone or post
- 2-year service contract (renewable if required)
- UK post & packing on despatch
- Certificates and Diploma (at no charge other than the Final Assignment fee)
Period of Study
Estimated Study Time: 450 hours
As this is a postgraduate level course, we suggest that you aim to spread your studies over two years part-time; 12 month renewal available for individual modules subject to maximum five years for the course. In the event of hardship, you may appeal the five year limit. Any Module can be renewed for a further 12 months and a Certificate of Completion awarded without reference to the five year limit.
Final Assignment: the fee is not included in the course price but payable only when you apply for the assessment
Fee for each module (including tutorials) will be £455
Fee for single module final assignment will be £75
If you choose full payment plan the course fee will be £1,274 and £185 final assignment fee when the Three Modules taken as a single Final Assignment.