Initial Professional Development for Civil Engineers provides a core foundation of information on skills, knowledge and understanding, on which the development of every professional civil engineer, and their preparation for professional reviews, is based. The chapters provide guidance for any candidate and their mentors to make sense of the IPD process, providing a valuable insight into how to review their experience and the learning that they must take from it.
This second edition has been fully updated to reflect changes that have come into effect since the first edition, both in the ICE’s procedures as well as in the profession generally, and
- offers a core understanding of what it means to become a professional engineer
- defines the breadth of knowledge and understanding required
- focuses on the difficult transition from an academic education to the more complex learning-through-experience of the workplace
- offers invaluable guidance and advice on further individual research for the reader’s own professional development
- advises on key topics for the mentor, as well as the candidate.
This book will be invaluable reading for graduates starting out on their initial professional development, and continuing towards the professional reviews. The book also provides essential reference to the mentors charged with assisting and encouraging graduates to become qualified professional engineers.
This book is essential reading for graduates, especially those who are following the career appraisal route. But it is alsoessential reading for the mentor or supervising civil engineer who will be able to train graduates effectively towards their professional review quickly and efficiently.
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Peter Hallsworth FCInstCES ICE Reviewer and Chair, ICES Professional Standards Committee
This book provides essential guidance on the skills, knowledge and understanding required by civil engineers seeking to develop their careers, especially in the context of their initial professional development (IPD) in preparation for professional reviews at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). The book starts by considering aspects of the profession of a civil engineer and what skills are needed by the engineer to fulfil them, before discussing aspects of learning and development, and ICE requirements. The attributes required to be demonstrated in IPD are then covered in separate chapters.
As a chartered civil engineer with over 20 years of experience as an ICE reviewer, the author writes with authority on transitioning from academic learning to learning in the workplace. Overall this is a valuable guide and source of information for both trainee engineers and their mentors, and also for those with a wider interest in the development of civil engineers through work-based learning.
Andrew Martin, Cowi, Denmark