SAICE Membership

The grades of membership of the ICE and the SAICE  and their approximate equivalence are as follows:

ICE membership*

SAICE membership*




Associate (AMSAICE)


Associate  (AMICE)

Technician  (TMICE)

Member (MSAICE)

Member  (MICE)

Fellow (FICE)

Fellow (FSAICE)



* See overview of SAICE and ICE membership categories for more  information
ICE is a licensed member engineering institution of the Engineering Council UK (ECUK). Provided that their educational qualifications are acceptable to ECUK for the required grade, ICE Members, are eligible to register as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) or an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). Similarly, a Technician Member is eligible to register with the Engineering Council UK as an Engineering Technician (EngTech). (ICE members have to pay a once off entrance fee and annual subscription fee to ECUK for these titles, in addition to the ICE fees.)

SAICE Members (MSAICE) are required at the time of admission to be professionally registered with a South African statutory council or an international body recognized for this purpose by SAICE’s Council. The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) registers those engaged in civil engineering. (Those engaged in the management of civil engineering projects may alternatively be registered by the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP)).

Accordingly, ICE membership is the route to registration with the ECUK. Registration with ECSA, SACPCPM or ECUK is the route to membership with SAICE.