If you’re a graduate with an appropriate undergraduate degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subject, you can apply to become an Associate Member of the Institution.
You’ll need to have one of the following qualifications:
- An undergraduate degree accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
- UK engineering undergraduate degree
- UK maths, physics or other relevant science undergraduate degree
- Engineering Council Graduate Diploma
- International engineering degree that meets IMechE requirements
- Open University undergraduate degree of acceptable profile
Unfortunately, HNC/HND do not satisfy the academic requirement for becoming an Associate.
To apply, you will need to pay a one-off application fee of £37 and, on successful election, you will be sent a separate notice for your annual subscription fee.
Student Affiliates graduating in 2015: Until 31 December 2015, Student Affiliates who have graduated in 2015 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, please contact 0845 226 9191 (+44 20 7304 6999 from outside the UK) before submitting your application.
Monitored Professional Development Scheme (MPDS)
As a graduate we encourage you to explore opportunities with the IMechE to work towards meeting the required competences for professional registration.
Many companies run quality controlled Monitored Professional Development Scheme (MPDS) that are accredited by the Institution as the preferred route to registration. If your organisation does not have MPDS you may find our Supported Registration Scheme (SRS) of use. It provides a disciplined and regular reporting framework that’s aligned to the five EngC UK-SPEC competence areas. A guide to SRS is available online.
Contact the MPDS team on 0845 226 0211 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information of to find out if your company has MPDS in place and who you need to contact to join the scheme.
Alternatively, you can download and complete a PDF application form. Find out how.