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If you’re a graduate with an undergraduate degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subject, you can apply to become an Associate Member of the Institution. Unfortunately, HNC/HND do not satisfy the academic requirement for becoming an Associate. 

Not sure if you’re eligible? Find out now.

Please note: There is a one off application fee of £35 to apply for Associate membership and then on successful election you will be sent a separate notice for your annual subscription fee. For further information on fees please click here.

Student Affiliates graduating this year: 
After the 1st of September 2014, Student Affiliates who have graduated this year and are applying for Associate membership online, will not need to pay an application fee. If you have graduated this year and are still being ask to enter your payment details, please contact 0845 226 9191 or 020 7304 6999 before submitting your application.

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 IMechE 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.

Our MPDS team can give you more information on MPDS or SRS and can be contacted on 0845 226 0211. They can advise you if your company has MPDS in place and who you need to contact to join the scheme.

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Alternatively, you can download and complete an application form. Find out how.


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