Affiliate Member

You can join us as an Affiliate member if you're a part-time, sandwich or full-time student or apprentice, or if you have an interest in engineering.



Use our Route to membership tool to find out if this is the right level of membership for you.


Why become an Affiliate member?

Help plan your career:

  • Career advice and tips on searching and preparing for interviews, jobs and internships
  • Preparing to become professionally registered demonstrates your interest in engineering

Build your engineering knowledge:

  • Networking opportunities at our regional seminars and events
  • Keep up to date with news, views and opinions within the engineering community
  • Access news from PE via the mobile app
  • Tap into our young members' network

Access our resources:

See all member benefits.

Who is it for?

You can apply to become an Affiliate for free for the duration of your studies if you are:

  • An apprentice or studying engineering at college
  • An undergraduate student studying a STEM degree
If you have an active interest in engineering, but not a qualification, you can apply to become an Affiliate.

How much does it cost?

Application fee

There is no application fee or annual subscription charge for undergraduate students studying a STEM degree and apprentices. If this is not you, you can find out about our fees and charged in UK pounds. Or if you're in India, view our fees in rupees.

If you're not professionally active or your annual income is below £16,000 you may qualify for a reduced subscription.


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Undergraduate students (eg BEng, integrated MEng)

If you're studying for your first degree in a STEM subject (full-time, part-time or sandwich) you can apply online or complete a PDF application form along with any other supporting documents and email it to membership@imeche.org.

Apprentices or those in Further Education

If you're on an apprenticeship or studying engineering at college you can apply online or you can email a completed PDF application form to membership@imeche.org.

Individuals interested in engineering

If you're interested in engineering, but have no formal qualifications, and would like to pay to become a member, you can apply online. An application fee is required. Or you can email a PDF application form to membership@imeche.org.

Post-graduate students

If you already hold an undergraduate qualification in a STEM subject, you may be eligible for Associate membership.

Need some help?

Contact the membership team if you have any questions about joining us.

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