The road to becoming a Chartered Structural Engineer is long, and it requires a big commitment of time and energy to complete all of the steps along the way. This website will help you, by explaining in detail everything that you need to do at each stage, what to expect next and how best to prepare for it.

The guidance is split into two sections:
  • The Chartership application and interview
  • The Chartership exam

The Chartership application process starts as soon as you have graduated from your university degree and started in your first structural engineering job. There are a number of ‘core objectives' which you will need to satisfy, and you need to demonstrate this by putting together a report for each objective, and provide further evidence in the form of a portfolio. This is covered in the Chartership application and interview section.

The IStructE Part 3 Chartered Member Examination (a.k.a. the Chartership exam) is the final hurdle to becoming a Chartered Structural Engineer, but it's a 7 hour monster that defeats the majority of candidates who sit it – the average pass rate is  around 35%. The guidance on this website will take you through the exam step-by-step, and help you with the preparation you need to put in to be the best prepared that you possibly can be.