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.