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If you apply for Chartered or Incorporated-Membership you will need to sit an exam which assesses your suitability for the MIStructE and IMIStructE designations.

Our membership exams are seven hours long. They are demanding tests of your competence, designed to ensure that our MIStructE and IMIStructE designations remain highly regarded around the world as the mark of professional and technical excellence.

There are lots of useful ways to prepare for your exams, including consulting past papers, reading tips from successful candidates, and attending exam preparation courses. 

Brand new preparation resource

The Examinations Panel have published a fully-critiqued answer script by a candidate from the February 2023 exam. This new resource should be viewed by all candidates as part of their preparations.

Download critiqued answer script

Next exam dates

Tuesday 21 January 2025 - Chartered Member

Tuesday 15 July 2025 - Chartered Member, Incorporated-Member, and Incorporated-Member to Chartered Member Supplementary

2024 Key election dates

The table below sets out the schedule of meetings where elections to professional grades of membership occur. Once you have passed both the Examination and Professional Review Interview (if applicable), you will be considered for election at the next available dates as set out below. Please note that interview results are only released after initially being approved at the appropriate Application & Professional Review Panel meeting.

Please note: you do not need to contact us, you will receive an email within a couple of days of the committee meeting that will confirm your outcome.

 
  Application & Professional Review Panel Membership Committee
Q1 Friday 9 February Thursday 14 March
Q2 Friday 31 May Thursday 20 June
Q3 Friday 13 September Thursday 3 October
Q4 Friday 8 November Thursday 5 December

 

In this section

Workshop underway at the 2017 Young Engineers Conference

Incorporated-Membership exam

The exam is one of two essential elements in our Professional Review process. It is the final assessment of your suitability for the IMIStructE designation.

An exam underway

Chartered Membership exam

The exam is one of two essential elements in our Professional Review process. It is the final assessment of your suitability for the widely respected MIStructE designation.

Sketching at the 2017 Young Engineers Conference

Incorporated-Membership to Chartered Membership supplementary exam

The exam is one of two essential elements in our Professional Review process.

Woman interviewing man

Professional Review Interview

The Professional Review interview is one of two essential elements in our Professional Review process.

<h4>Exam preparation</h4>

Exam preparation

Prepare for the Chartered, Incorporated-Membership, and Incorporated-Member to Chartered Member Supplementary exams with past papers, examiner reports, courses and tips.

<h4>Candidate guidance</h4>

Candidate guidance

Important docuements to download and read before registering to sit an exam.

<h4>Appeal procedure</h4>

Appeal procedure

You have the right to appeal any decision regarding your professional review (interview and exam).

<h4>Exam candidate reasonable adjustments</h4>

Exam candidate reasonable adjustments

Information on what The Institution can offer to help candidates who need additional support during the Professional Review process.