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Math thematics


I am dismayed by the argument put forward by the ICE in your Debate (NCE 13 June) to justify dropping A-level maths from the entry requirements for a civil engineering degree.

Where will ICE stop in its drive to sign up anyone?

If the Institution feels it can suspend and reintroduce qualification requirements at a whim to suit whatever particular case it is wrestling with, then my suggestion is to abandon all entry requirements and post-graduation qualifications and let anyone who wants to, call himself an civil engineer.

Alan Murray, director, Knight Piesold, Norman House, Heritage Gate, Derby, DE1 1NU

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