chaelFollowing years of work by a select education committee of IDE Council Members the Institute is now just weeks away from announcing the launch of the degree and the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding by both parties.
The signing will take place in the Mayor’s Parlour at Wolverhampton Civic Centre with the Vice Principal of the University of Wolverhamptonand IDE President Duncan Rudall FIDE putting pen to paper to seal a 7-year agreement to deliver MSc and BSc qualifications in Demolition Engineering.
The University will deliver the core elements of the course with IDE trainers Terry Quarmby, Duncan Rudall, Mike Kehoe and John Woodward delivering the specialist demolition sections.
Meetings over the next few weeks will finalise the course content and delivery format with a view to the first MSc courses commencing in September 2017, following full ratification from the University, with BSc courses set to follow in 2018.
The course content will be such that the MSc will be open to existing demolition engineers who wish to obtain an academic qualification in demolition engineering, whilst the BSc will be tailored to school leavers who want a career in demolition via academic qualification, a route that was impossible until now.
This is a milestone in the history of the IDE and will set the industry on a similar footing to ICE and IStructE.