Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Matching section guidance ready soon

Guidance for employers and universities wanting to bring BEng students up to MEng standard will finally be available by the end of the year, the ICE said this week.

The Institution hopes the publication of formal guidance will encourage more universities and companies to develop so called 'matching section' courses.

These are vital for civil engineers with three year BEng degrees who want to gain chartered status.

Legislation demanding that BEng (Hons) graduates take a matching section equivalent to one year's further study to bring them up to MEng standard came into effect this summer (NCE 30 May).

But just five universities - Napier, Sheffield, Coventry, UCL and Portsmouth - and one firm, Babtie, have come forward to offer such courses.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.