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If you’re an experienced engineer with an ability to solve design problems using appropriate methods of analysis, Incorporated-Membership could be for you.

Expand your network

Meet IStructE members in your area through our Regional Groups and events, and get insight into the structural engineering community

Grow your knowledge

Access our range of training and resources, share knowledge with our members, and get inspired by the work of structural engineers.

Boost your employability

Demonstrate your commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) through membership of an institution recognised for its upholding of standards and competence.

Steps to Incorporated-Membership

First step

Establish that you have the right academic foundation. For Incorporated-Membership you'll need either:

  • An Institution accredited three year IEng degree eg BSc, BEng (ordinary)

  • A approved Higher National Diploma (You'll need to demonstrate a period of further learning, eg by completing the Incorporated-Membership exam.) 

  • A degree in structural and/or civil engineering recognised under an international agreement eg Sydney Accord, FEANI etc

  • or follow a Technical Report Route, to demonstrate you have gained equivalent knowledge through your work experience 

If you're unsure about your qualifications contact the membership team and we can arrange an academic assessment.

Second step

You'll need to demonstrate that you have satisfied the Initial Professional Development (IPD) requirements for Incorporated-Membership, completing an IPD Final Report Form for each of the Core Objectives.

Third step

Complete a portfolio of work to support your IPD forms.

Final step

Pass our Professional Review: The Incorporated-Membership exam and interview together form one of the most demanding assessments of knowledge and professional competence in the world.


Once you're ready, complete the online application process, identifying how you'd like to undertake your Professional Review.

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Professional Review Interview

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Incorporated-Membership exam

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Your annual subscription:


Your application:

Application: £115
Professional Review Interview: £195
Exam: £425
Late application: £200

Engineering Council fees (optional):

Registration as IEng £50.40
IEng (if already IEng registered) £38.96

Other fee information:

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.

More about Membership

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Kay discusses her career highlights and what Incorporated-Membership means to her

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Benefits of Incorporated-Membership


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