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The Institution is dedicated to providing first class support for its members - helping you develop your full potential throughout your engineering career.
In order to achieve one of the Institution's professional membership grades (Chartered, Associate-Member, Technician) a programme of Initial Professional Development (IPD) must first be undertaken.
Candidates working towards one of these qualifications may also benefit from mentoring.
Having attained one of these grades, members must complete a specified amount of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) each year. All CPD undertaken must be reported to the Institution annually.
Chartered, Associate-Members and Technician Members can also apply to become professionally registered with the Engineering Council and benefit from the use of the CEng, IEng or EngTech designatory titles as appropriate.
With the increasing importance of global recognition of engineering qualifications, the Institution also has several Mutual Recognition Agreements that ensure your qualifications are recognised by employers worldwide.
IPD is part of your journey towards professional membership of the Institution.
CPD is the way you maintain development after attaining professional membership.
We want to be your first port of call for Continuing Professional Development courses, covering your career from graduation to senior management.
If you apply for Chartered or Associate-Membership you will need to sit an exam which assesses your suitability for the MIStructE and AMIStructE designations.
We offer a range of qualifications to address your professional development needs.
We support important structural engineering research with a number of annual grants. Apply for funding to support your research.
Our awards recognise outstanding projects, professionalism and commitment to the Institution.
You can find a mentor to help you develop your career at work or via your IStructE Regional Group.