Associate Member (AMIMechE)

If you're a graduate with an undergraduate degree in a science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) subject you can join us as an Associate member.

You will unlock the next stage of your professional development, allowing you to begin working towards becoming a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer. This type of membership is designed to help you boost your career and achieve your ambitions.


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


Why become an Associate member?

Career support:

  • Begin the process of working towards Chartered Engineer or Incorporated Engineer
  • Demonstrate your professional status and ambitions
  • You can use the post-nominals AMIMechE after your name

Build and record your competences:

  • Use our online toolkit – Career developer – to easily keep a comprehensive record of your competence and experience
  • Access to a series of exclusive events to keep you on top of the latest industry news and views

Build your professional network:

  • Build working relationships with other specialists in your field
  • Meet professional engineers and even potential future employers

Access our learning resources:

See all member benefits

Who is it for?

If you're a graduate with an undergraduate degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subject you can join as an Associate member. You will need one of the following:

  • An undergraduate degree accredited by us
  • UK undergraduate engineering degree UK undergraduate maths, physics or other relevant science degree
  • International engineering degree that meets our academic requirements
  • Open University undergraduate degree of acceptable profile 

Unfortunately, qualifications that are not equivalent to a British bachelor's degree (Level 6) or above (such as HNCs, HNDs and Foundation degrees) do not satisfy the academic requirement for becoming an Associate.


How much does it cost?

Registrants pay an application fee and an annual subscription. 

Student Affiliates graduating in 2016

Until 31 December 2016, Student Affiliates who have graduated in 2016 and are applying online for Associate membership, will not need to pay the application fee. If you have graduated this year and are still  being asked to enter your payment details, contact Tel: 0845 226 9191 (UK only) or Tel: +44 (0)20 7304 6999 (from outside the UK) before submitting your application.

Reduced subscriptions

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

Fees and charges in UK pounds

View our application and subscription fees in UK pounds.

Fees and charges in Indian rupees

If you're living in India you can pay your fees in rupees. View our application and subscription fees in rupees.


Meet our Associate members

  • Zac Suresh Arackakudyil

    Associate member Zac graduated with a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore, and is currently working for Halliburton in Aberdeen, Scotland.

  • Deepak Lall

    Associate member Deepak has a Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London and now lives in Chaguanas, Trinidad & Tobago.


The application process

Check your qualifications


Before you make your application, you should check your eligibility for registration as an Associate. Unfortunately, qualifications that are not equivalent to a British Bachelor's degree (Level 6) or above, such as HNCs, HNDs and Foundation degrees, do not satisfy the academic requirement for becoming an Associate. 

Log in to your account

Before the online application opens you will be asked to sign in to the website. If you do not already have a user name and password you will be prompted to create an online account

If you are a student Affiliate and have forgotten your membership number, username and/or password find out how to get a password reminder or contact the Membership Applications Team on Tel: 0845 226 919 or by email at: membership@imeche.org, before creating a new account.

Complete the online application form 

The application form is divided into the following sections which must all be completed before submitting your application: 

1. Personal and employment details
This information can be updated in My Profile 

2. Education
You should have a scanned version of any academic certificates to hand as you will be prompted to upload these. 

Your undergraduate degree certificate must contain the following information: 
1. Qualification Award (eg BEng(H), MEng, etc) 
2. Awarding university 
3. Subject Title of award on certificate (eg Mechanical Engineering) 
4. Class or Result (eg 2nd Class Honours, Merit, etc) 
5. Date of award

If any of the above information is missing from your degree certificate, you will also need to upload a copy of your transcript/results.

If you have not received your official certificate, as you have recently graduated, then you will need to submit a letter from the awarding body confirming the information above.

We are unable to accept degree evidence that states - valid for online only or not an official copy.

All documents must be submitted in their original language and translated in English, if applicable.

There is a 4MB size limit for uploaded documents – anything over this will be rejected. 

3. Industry Classification 

4. Stay in Touch 

We have included a validation page that will highlight if any information is missing. You will not be able to submit your application for assessment if there are any incomplete sections.

If you're unable to apply online you should apply using the PDF application form below.

Submit your application and pay

You will only be able to submit your application for assessment when all sections of the form have been completed. 

Once you have completed all sections of the form you will be asked to enter the details of your credit or debit card for the cost of the application fee – no other forms of payment are available at this time.

After you have entered your card details you will be prompted to press the ‘submit now’ button; this will simultaneously take your payment and send your application to the Membership Team.

You will receive an email to confirm the payment, keep this for reference, and another email to confirm that the application has been received. 

Your application will be checked by staff. You will be able to log in to your account at any time to check its progress. 

We will let you know if you have been approved

Once your application has been checked by us, you will be notified in writing of your election by email. 

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Need some help?

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

If you're calling from outside the UK, use the number below.


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Armed Forces and MOD

Serving in the Armed Forces or the Ministry of Defence (MoD)? You may be eligible to use a simplified route to professional registration.

Find out about our Armed Forces route to professional registration

Start your application

Your first step should be to use our Route to membership tool to find the right level of membership for you.

Once you are confident that you are eligible to become an Associate member, you should apply.

Apply online

PDF applications

You can complete a PDF application instead of applying online if you prefer.

Download a PDF application form

Support for your application

If you have the qualities and experience necessary to be an Associate member then we will support your application at every step.

  • Membership support team

    We can give you advice and support throughout the application process.

  • Business development support

    If you'd like to help your engineers or students move forward on the path to professional registration, why not ask one of our Business Development Managers to deliver a presentation at your office, university or college?

    Find a Business Development Manager near you

  • Working towards professional registration?

    Find out how we can help you become registered through your company or as an individual.

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