Associate-Member

Associate-Members are most commonly found within a design team - of which they form an integral part. They will be able to solve structural engineering problems and contribute to the production of viable structural design solutions using appropriate methods of analysis, and be able to exercise independent technical judgement and management skills.

Associate-Members enjoy the full range of membership benefits including the formal recognition of professional status by being entitled to use the designation AMIStructE. Associate-membership can be viewed as a stepping stone to more senior grades of membership.

Additionally, you may wish to gain further professional registration with the Engineering Council and use the designation; Incorporated Enginer (IEng).

Becoming an Associate-Member is straightforward and involves three key stages:

  1. You must hold an Institution-accredited Bachelors (ordinary degree) or the equivalent e.g. a HND plus Associate-membership Examination.
  2. You'll need to successfully complete the Institution's Initial Professional Development (IPD) programme. This training programme includes 13 core objectives set to bridge the gap between education and becoming a qualified Associate-Member.
  3. Attend and pass a Professional Review Interview (PRI) and the seven hour Associate-membership Exam.

Already IEng registered?

We have a number of Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) with other professional qualifying organisations. Candidates who are already IEng registered with the Engineering Council through ICE, CIBSE, RINA, IET, RAeS, IMechE or IMarEST may submit an application to be considered for registration for the Institution's Associate-Membership Examination.
Please note: the submission of an application does not automatically register you for the examination.

Candidates will not be required to submit evidence of their training and experience (IPD) or undergo the Institution's Professional Review Interview.

Mandatory reporting of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

All members elected to a professional grade (Associate-Member, Technician, Chartered Member, Fellow) must comply with the Institution’s mandatory reporting of CPD policy.

2014 fees

  • Application fee: £80
  • Annual subscription: £188
  • Interview fee (Individually Managed/Accredited Training Scheme/Retrospectively Collated): £130
  • Exam fee £300

* Candidates are required to pay the Graduate/Student Member subscription (as appropriate) pending transfer to Associate-Member.

Engineering Council fees (optional):

  • Registration as IEng £36.80
  • IEng (if already IEng registered) £28.30

How to apply

To apply for Associate-Membership, you will need to complete the following documents and submit the relevant supporting documentation as listed on the application together with the appropriate fees:


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