Professional registration

For the best engineers, graduation is only the beginning. When you become an Associate Member of the Institution, you unlock the next stage of your professional development, allowing you to begin working towards Chartered Engineer (CEng) or Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status.

Professional registration is the globally recognised gold standard for engineers. It provides a significant boost to your earning potential, enhances your CV, opens up further job opportunities and sets you apart from the crowd.

Whether you aspire to lead a team or a company, professional registration ensures your career develops in the way you want it to.

Our Associate Members are supported and encouraged to pursue professional registration through our Developing Engineers Programme.

The Developing Engineers Programme

The Developing Engineers Programme is available exclusively to our Associate Members. It is an easy-to-use, structured programme designed to help you achieve professional registration as efficiently as possible.

You’ll get all the guidance and support you need in one place, where you can build a personalised plan with online tools and support to help you keep on track, achieve your ambitions and fulfil your career potential.

Using the Developing Engineers Programme gives you the support you need to earn professional registration, in a format that fits around you and the demands of your current and future career. Seeing your regular progress is excellent motivation to continue your development and become the best engineer you can be.

Your Associate membership may also allow you to use the Monitored Professional Development Scheme (MPDS) or Supported Registration Scheme (SRS). Once you are in work, if your employer is one of the many registered for MPDS or SRS, you can use this route to professional registration.

My ultimate ambition is to become a consultant, and becoming a Chartered Engineer will help me to achieve this. Working towards professional registration is helping me to develop as a more rounded employee, engineer and person.

Cameron Cranwell AMIMechE Investment Delivery Engineer, National Grid

It takes a lot for someone to go through the process to achieve registration and to have both you and your work examined and judged. But the prestige and rewards you get at the end are for life.

Jake Froud IEng MIMechE Reliability Engineering Supervisor, Smurfit Kappa Townsend Hook

I saw Chartered status as a way to stand out from the hundreds of other people that were graduating with me. I wanted to show myself as professionally minded and dedicated to my career.

Stephen Maclane CEng MIMechE Senior Development Engineer, Delphi Diesel Systems


If you have any questions about upgrading to Associate membership, we'd like to hear from you.