The School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society (EGIS) has formed a new academic partnership agreement with The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) to advance the capabilities of our next generation of engineers.
This is an excellent opportunity with huge benefit to our students’ engagement with industry.
Heriot-Watt is one of four universities in the UK to sign a one-year pilot partnership with ICE designed to expose civil engineering students to industry led activities and events.
The partnership allows undergraduate and postgraduate students, both on-campus and globally, to complete part of their professional engineering training whilst studying at the University. This will assist staff and students’ journey tothe attainment of a professional qualification and help with identifying opportunities for further connections with employers.
Professor Gary Pender, Deputy Principal for Research and Innovation, welcomed ICE President, Professor Lord Robert Mair, ICE Scotland Regional Director, Sara Thiam, and ICE Young Leader, Asif Huq. Following a short presentation the visitors were given a tour of the EGIS laboratories and enjoyed an exchange of ideas with staff and students.
Professor Omar Laghrouche, Director of the Institute for Infrastructure and Environment, Memorandum of Understanding co-signator on behalf of EGIS, commented “This is an excellent opportunity with huge benefit to our students’ engagement with industry.”
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
ICE has over 91,000 members worldwide, and in 2018 will be marking the 200th anniversary of the group of engineers who first formed a professional association. It is run by a council of 44 elected members and is active in promoting and supporting civil engineering for the benefit of its members, industry and public communities across the globe.