Recent changes to the Associate grade open this option up to members from all around the world to demonstrate professional competency. Now you can become a professional member of the Institution, gain the AIStructE designation, and register as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) by passing the Professional Review Interview.
If you are already professionally registered with an Institution-approved body, you may be eligible to apply for the Associate grade. Details can be found further down the page.
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Demonstrate your commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) through membership of an institution recognised for its upholding of standards and competence.
We offer you a range of events, training and resources to help you keep up to date with the latest technology, maintain your professional development, and expand your technical skills.
Establish that you have the right academic foundation. For this grade you will need to hold either:
An IStructE-accredited MEng degree
An equivalent degree recognised under an international agreement (eg Engineers Europe)
Apply for the Associate grade. This initial application is only required once. If you are unsure about eligibility, please contact the membership team to discuss your options.
Pass our Professional Review Interview (PRI). Once you have passed this interview, you will be considered for election to an Associate of the Institution.
Once you're ready to make your initial application, begin the online process. This must be completed before you apply for the PRI.
Application fee - £115
PRI fee - £195 (if required)
Registration for CEng: £59.70
CEng (if already CEng registered): £45.91
If you apply during the year you may be eligible for pro-rata deductions.
Your fees can also be reduced if you have a low income, or if you are a member of another professional body. Contact the membership team for further details.
You are automatically eligible to apply for AIStructE if you hold the following designations:
MIEAust (CPEng in the Structural College with Engineers Australia - candidates must have undertaken an assessment in the Structural Engineering discipline. Membership of the Structural College through affiliation is not accepted)
MIPENZ (CPEng with Engineering New Zealand)
MIES (with the Institution of Engineers Singapore) and registered as a Professional Engineer (in the Civil Engineering discipline) with the Professional Engineers Board Singapore (PEB) in accordance with the Engineering Profession Act, 2000.
Members of Engineers Ireland and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (who are chartered in the Structural discipline) should contact the Institution to discuss their eligibility.
Additionally you may apply via the recognition of Professional Qualifications (EU Exit) Regulations (2019) if you are a national of an EEA country or Switzerland with professional qualifications in structural engineering equivalent to the Institution’s Chartered level.
Submit evidence of your professional registration with the other recognised body.
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