Membership subscription rates

Annual subscription rates

Our subscription rates vary according to your membership category, age and financial situation. You will pay your first year's subscription just after you join or upgrade.

Our subscription year runs from January to December. The pay structure is reviewed annually.  To renew online, log in to "My Account".

* The subscription rates in the tables below include our membership subscription and the Engineering Council’s (EngC) annual fees.

View our application and subscription fees in India.

Affiliate Members

Age 2020/21
Undergraduate students and apprentices Free
Under 25 £42.00
25-26 £99.00
27-29 £168.00
Over 30 £196.00
† Age on 1 January

Associate Members (AMIMechE)

Age 2020/21
Under 25 £42.00
25-26 £113.00
27-29 £176.00
Over 30 £251.00
† Age on 1 January

Members (MIMechE)*

2020/21
Chartered Engineer (CEng)£292.90
Incorporated Engineer (IEng)£279.70

Engineering Technician (EngTech) Members*

Age 2020/21
Under 25 £67.90
25-26 £81.90
27-29 £109.90
Over 30 £133.90
† Age on 1 January

Fellows (FIMechE)*

2020/21
CEng Fellow £340.90
IEng Fellow £327.70
EngTech Fellow £156.90

Engineering Council fees

An Engineering Council entry fee is payable if your application for registration with the Engineering Council is successful.

In subsequent years, your Engineering Council annual fee will be paid at the rate advertised for that year.

Engineering Council registration fees are paid in addition to your IMechE annual subscription.

Each year you will receive an IMechE subscriptions notice detailing both your Engineering Council registration fee, if applicable, and your IMechE annual subscription.

If you have a dual membership with another institution, you can continue to pay your EngC fees through them or you can transfer the payment to us.

Engineering Council entry fees

2020/21
Chartered Engineer (CEng) £53.20
Incorporated Engineer (IEng) £44.90
Engineering Technician (EngTech) £18.40

Engineering Council annual registration fees

2020/21
CEng£40.90
IEng£34.70
EngTech£19.90

Subscription reductions and other support

We understand that as our members progress through their careers, there may be times when they may need more support to pay their membership fees.

If you are retired, a member on a lower income, or find yourself in altered financial circumstances we may be able to help.

You may also wish to consider setting up a monthly payment by Direct Debit. (UK members only)

Retired members

If you have retired from full-time paid employment (i.e. working less than 16 hours per week) and are over 55, you may be eligible for a reduced fee.

A further reduction may also be possible if your income, including your pension, is less than £11,500 a year.

Reduced subscriptions for retired members

2020/21
Retired members £78.00
Reduced retired rate £39.00

Reduced fees for career breaks or altered financial circumstances

If you find yourself in altered financial circumstances and on an income of £18,000 a year or less, you may be eligible for reduced fees. You may qualify if your lower income is due to any of the following reasons:

  • Employment circumstances
  • Maternity or paternity leave
  • On a career break:

    • to be the primary carer for young (pre-school age) children
    • to care for a relative
    • due to an illness
  • Working outside the UK as a volunteer
  • In full time post-graduate study relevant to a career in engineering.

A voluntary career break, for example for travel or home renovation, would not normally meet the criteria for eligibility to receive a reduced fee, however, it may be considered in exceptional circumstances with supporting evidence.

For international members who are employed and wish to apply for reduced subscriptions, you will need the signature of either your Managing Director, Finance Director, or HR Director to confirm your status. If you are unemployed, please indicate this on your application.

Engineering Council fees for reduced subscriptions and retired members

Professionally registered members (CEng, IEng and EngTech) who are eligible for reduced subscription fees also pay reduced Engineering Council fees. 

Engineering Council annual registration fees for reduced subscriptions and retired members

2020/21
Chartered Engineer (CEng) £18.50
Incorporated Engineer (IEng) £15.40
Engineering Technician (EngTech) £8.80

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Additional support for you and your family

Our Support Network also provides financial support, debt and money advice, employment coaching, and general advice to help with everyday problems and concerns for you and your immediate family.

Find out more:

T: +44(0)20 7304 6816
E: info@supportnetwork.org.uk

Application fees

Details of the Institution's application fees and payment options are listed below.

A receipt for your payment will be emailed to you by the subscriptions team. If you do not receive a receipt within 3-5 working days, contact the subscriptions team on tel: +44 (0) 1952 214 050 or subscriptions@imeche.org.

Application fees for non-members

When applying, please include your application fee along with your documents.

Affiliate £40 (students and apprentices
do not pay an application fee)
Associate £40.00
EngTech £40.00
CEng or IEng £120.00
Fellow £200.00
† The application fee is non-refundable.

EngTech fee applies to Standard route applications only. There is no fee for EngTech member applications who qualify for an Approved route or for those applying through the Armed Forces processes.

Application fees for upgrading your membership

Associate membership Membership (EngTech) Membership (CEng or IEng) Fellowship
Affiliate £40.00 £40.00 £105.00 £170.00
Associate membership N/A £40.00 £105.00 £170.00
Member N/A N/A £80.00 £80.00
† The application fee is non-refundable.

EngTech fee applies to Standard route applications only. There is no fee for EngTech member applications who qualify for an Approved route or for those applying through the Armed Forces processes.

Application fees for transferring your membership

Application fees for transferring your membership to the Institution. If you are already registered as a professional engineer you can apply to the IMechE as an existing registrant. The application fee is £80 and is non-refundable.

You must already be registered through a nominated UK institution, or you must be applying under the terms of our mutual recognition agreements, i.e. Hong Kong Institute of Engineers,  IPENZ or Engineers Australia, or via the European Mobility Directive.

Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) fees

2020/21
Initial registration and application fee£120.00
Annual registration renewal fee (includes £15 IMechE admin fee)£59.00

International registrations initial registration fees

2020/21
Eur Ing£210.00
IntET£105.00
IntPE £105.00

Monitored Professional Development Scheme (MPDS) fees

If you are an IEng or a CEng candidate, there is an annual fee of £35 paid each January, in addition to your membership fee. This fee will appear on your annual IMechE subscription invoice.

Alternatively, you can pay a lump sum of £150, in addition to your membership fee tol get unlimited access to our online reporting tool.

If you register in the second half of the current year and want to pay annually, your MPDS fee will be charged at a reduced rate before the £35 per annum rate is applied from 1 January, the following year.

MPDS fees

Date of registrationFee
1 January - 30 June  £35.00
1 July - 30 September£17.50
1 October - 31 DecemberFree to end of year

Re-applying for membership?

If you are applying again within two years of an unsuccessful member or Fellow application, the fee is £40. Please note the application fee is non-refundable.

Academic Review fees 

There is a fee of £40 for prospective members requiring an Academic Review

The fee does NOT apply to current members who are paying subscriptions to IMechE. 

If you would like to become a paying member at the time of applying for Academic Review, then the £40 application fee will be waived.

As the Academic Review is the first step in completing your membership application, if you go on to apply for membership as an EngTech, IEng or CEng Member or Fellow within 1 year of undertaking the Academic Review, the £40 will be deducted from your professional registration application fee.

How to pay

You can pay:

For online applications, be prepared to enter payment details when you reach the end of the form.

After payment of your subscriptions, a receipt will be emailed to you within three to five working days.

If you do not receive a receipt or if you have any queries about your payment, contact our Subscriptions Team.

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Contact our Membership team if you have any questions about joining us:

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