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About Us

Our vision is to be the Institute of Choice for Highway Engineers. Our mission is to provide professional development opportunities, support and leadership for individuals to achieve and maintain professional recognition.

  • Learn about the IHE. IHE membership formally recognises your qualifications and industry experience.

  • We’ve been registering engineers and technicians with the Engineering Council since 1972 and accrediting academic courses since 1989. We’re proud of our long history and provide our members with 50 plus years of highways experience.

IHE Membership

Join us and demonstrate your technical skills, qualifications and expertise to clients and employers. We offer membership types for highways professionals at every stage of their career.

Professional Registration

Becoming a professionally registered engineer demonstrates your high standard of competence and commitment. By choosing to register, you set yourself apart as an engineer with high standards and also demonstrate your commitment to maintain that competence in the future.

Academy Training

The IHE Highway Engineering Academy offers industry-led training in highway engineering. Through one of our specialist training courses leading to an industry-recognised Professional Certificate or Diploma, the HEA delivers the qualifications, skills and knowledge demanded by the highways industry which are in short supply today.

Work with us

Professional Development Partnerships are open to Highways Sector businesses, Local Government Authorities, Academic Institutions, Professional Engineering Institutes and other Highways interest based organisations.


We administer the registers for Highway Inspectors and Road Safety Auditors as well as manage our active forums contributed to by highways professionals.

IHE membership is free for student members, and is the first step to becoming a recognised highway industry professional.

Suitable for:

Students in relevant full-time or part-time education


Students must be studying a relevant engineering discipline

The Benefits

  • IHE’s weekly news, CPD events, jobs and technical e-newsletters
  • Access to a UK-wide branch network with CPD activities for members
  • Use of MyCareerPath – an online tool for recording your CPD
  • Opportunity to join as a Student member of Council
  • Access to IHE’s network of highways industry professionals
  • Discount on our Highway Engineering Academy Training Courses
  • Access to a comprehensive range of professional IHE services and resources including:
    • IHE’s weekly news, events, jobs and technical e-newsletters
    • IHE’s online members area featuring professional registration guidance, technical guidance and resources
    • One-to-one qualification advice from the IHE
    • IHE’s Professional support and guidance
    • IHE’s online technical forums
    • Free subscription to Highways Magazine (hard copy, digital or both)
    • Member discounts at over 5,000 businesses across the UK
    • Up to 20% discount off laptops, desktops and accessories with Dell UK

Before you apply online, you’ll need:

  • A copy of your student card

Beyond Student membership

Once you’ve graduated and are working full-time, you can apply to become an IHE Associate Member.  As an Associate Member you have the right to use the post nominals AMIHE after your name to signify your registration with the Institute of Highway Engineers.


Join the Institute of Choice for Highway Engineers

IHE membership formally recognises your qualifications and industry experience. Join us and demonstrate your technical skills, qualifications and expertise to clients and employers.