Student Member

A world of great free learning to support your studies

If you have an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)  you should be a Student Member of The Institution of Structural Engineers.

As a Student Member you’ll join a community of over 9000 students around the world and take your first step towards a career of creative design, problem-solving and professional excellence.

You’ll also have access to a range of great free resources designed by the Institution to help you excel in your studies, including:

Going to Uni Guide: helping you pick the right course and get your studies off to the right start.

The Structural Engineer: online access to current issue and archive of this leading technical journal.

Structural Behaviour: a unique course that sharpens your knowledge of skills engineering firms want.

Technical Guidance Notes: the best possible start to your engineering library.

Essential Knowledge Series: accessible study texts that explain structural engineering fundamentals.

Networking opportunities with engineers of all ages and backgrounds: via your Regional Group.

Student membership of the Institution will also open up doors to membership of other engineering institutions around the world.  Student members are eligible to join the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) free of charge and are invited to apply through this link.


How to apply:

Membership is open to all those studying subjects that can be applied in the built environment, from STEM related A Levels, civil or structural engineering and other engineering degrees, and to those undertaking apprenticeships.

Apply online for Student Membership or join the Institution as a group or ‘cohort’ (remember this must be approved by a member of staff at your college or university).

Apply online

When completing your application remember to include:

  • Your course title and the qualification you’re studying for
  • The full name of your college or university
  • The start and end dates for your course. (Make sure the end date is as accurate as possible – you cannot apply if you are not currently studying).
  • Your preferred email address and mailing address.

If you’re already a member and your course has changed, or if your membership has lapsed, update your details or reapply by contacting the Education Team.

What next?

Once elected to Student Membership you will receive your membership number, which will enable you to register and gain access to the My Account section of the website.  

Once registered you’ll be able to manage your membership account online and access your Student Membership resources.

Already at university?

Get in touch with your Student Liaison Officer to find out about opportunities for networking, learning and other activities. Contact the Institution’s Education Team to find your Institution representative.


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