Fellow (Chartered)

Fellow (Chartered)

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

The FIStructE grade recognises members who make outstanding contributions to structural engineering, demonstrate exceptional commitment and energise industry or education through their leadership.

There are many attributes that mark you out as a potential Fellow: first and foremost a significant contribution in the field of structural engineering coupled with a commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

You might demonstrate these qualities through technical expertise, your work developing new technologies, your leading design role on projects of international significance, your valuable research, your inspirational teaching, or the major role you play promoting the profession.

Reach the pinnacle of achievement

Fellowship demonstrates to clients and colleagues that you have been recognised by your peers as a leading figure in structural engineering.

Develop a new generation

As a senior figure in the Institution you have the opportunity to inspire younger members by giving talks and contributing to other events at HQ and near you.

Speak for the profession

As a Fellow you are an ambassador for structural engineering in the built environment and help promote the incredible value IStructE members bring to society.

Steps to Fellowship

First step

You will need to be a Chartered Structural Engineer (MIStructE) with at least five years of senior professional experience, able to demonstrate at least five years of CPD.

Second step

Source supporting statements from two Fellows  - one of whom can be a Fellow of another professional engineering institution.

Third step

Create a 1000-1500 word report outlining your five most significant achievements.

Final step

Submit your application and supporting documents to [email protected]. Our Application and Professional Review Panel will review your form and may ask you to sit an interview.


Once you're ready please submit your application form and CV.

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Other fee information:

If you apply during the year you may be eligible for pro-rata deductions. 

Your fees may also be reduced if you:

  • have an annual income of less than £17000

  • are in retirement

  • are a member of another professional body

Contact the membership team for further details.

More about membership:

Eric Li FIStructE

Eric Li is an Associate Director at Walsh Group.

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Free digital editions of Concrete Magazine

Fellows enjoy access to the six most recent editions of Concrete magazine.

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Discounts on publications

Enjoy big discounts on our range of authoritative, peer reviewed manuals and guides.

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Institution Library

Access one of the UK’s finest specialist collections of printed structural engineering literature.

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CPD courses and events near you

Discounts on our professional and technical courses - and learning and networking near you.

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The Structural Engineer

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Access to the Benevolent Fund

The fund helps those affected by issues such as illness, unemployment, bereavement, anxiety and stress related health concerns.

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