The world's leading professional body dedicated to structural engineering
The Institution is recognised as the world's leading professional body for structural engineering. Only the best thinkers, designers, and innovators successfully meet our exacting entrance requirements. It's a tough journey, but it has to be. Once accredited with membership, you will be recognised worldwide as a structural engineer working at the highest level of technical and professional expertise. For many, the Institution is the preferred route to the top.
More than any other professional structural engineering qualification, membership will give you an international passport to practice
Membership confirms your competence as an engineer working to the highest standards in the world. We carefully protect our world class reputation:
members qualify by passing rigorous interviews and/or examinations that test professional competence in structural engineering design
we currently look after over 27,000 members worldwide
structural engineers in over 100 countries have successfully studied for and taken our professional interviews and/or exams
Student Members are aspiring structural engineers who are studying (or have recently studied) structural and/or civil engineering-related courses.
Graduate Members are engineers who have completed an accredited (or recognised) structural and/or civil engineering degree or the equivalent.
Technician Members are experienced structural engineering technicians who have a sound understanding of core structural engineering principles.
Associate-Members are most commonly found within a design team - of which they form an integral part, who will be able to solve structural engineering problems.
Qualifying as a Chartered Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers is a demonstration of personal achievement and professional competence.
The grade recognises excellence in structural engineering achievement and acknowledges that a significant contribution to the profession has been made.