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Join the largest international community of structural engineers.

Recognition of professional competence

As an IStructE member you commit to upholding the highest standards. As a result, members are recognised around the world for their professional and technical excellence and strong ethical principles.

A passport to practice

Through mutual recognition agreements with other institutions, your excellence is recognised in countries around the world. 

A route to opportunity

Membership delivers a range of networking and training opportunities, learning resources and events. We’re here to support your career and help you keep pace with a rapidly changing profession

A showcase for your work

We provide a platform for your work through our events, awards, research grants and publications. 


Good to know:

Chartered Membership

The Institution has three Chartered Membership grades: Fellow (FIStructE), Member (MIStructE) and Associate (AIStructE). Members who have attained these grades are eligible for registration as Chartered Engineers (CEng) with the Engineering Council.

Professionally qualified

We have five professionally qualified grades - the three Chartered grades above plus Associate-Member (AMIStructE) and Technician Member (TIStructE). These grades are eligible for registration with the Engineering Council as IEng and EngTech.

Registration and certification in the UK

As a professionally qualified member we can register you with the UK Engineering Council

You're also eligible to apply for a Professionally Qualified Person Card via the UK's Construction Skills Certification Scheme.



Membership grades

Student Membership

You’re studying engineering or built environment subjects at university. You’re looking for useful, free learning resources and events.

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Graduate Membership

You want to work towards professionally qualified membership of IStructE, building experience, skills and knowledge in the workplace.

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Member (MIStructE)

Your skills and experience mean you're ready to become a Chartered Member. You want to attain the MIStructE designation, demonstrating your exceptional competence to colleagues and employers.

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Fellow (Chartered) - FIStructE

Fellowship is a mark of senior status within structural engineering, and demonstrates your exceptional ability, experience and professionalism.

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Technician Member (TIStructE)

Your appreciation of design, knowledge of the profession and ability to produce structural engineering drawings and documents means you are ready to become professionally qualified.

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Associate-Member (AMIStructE)

Your ability to solve design problems using appropriate methods of analysis means you are ready to become professionally qualified.

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Associate (AIStructE)

As a member of another recognised engineering body you have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to become a professionally qualified member of IStructE.

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Other ways to join us


Affiliate Scheme

If you have a professional interest in structural engineering and want to connect with our members, the Affiliate Scheme is right for you.

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