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Make sure you are in the correct membership grade to reflect your role and experience.

  • Just graduated? Upgrade from Affiliate to Associate

    If you have graduated from university with a suitable degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) subject, you can apply to upgrade from Affiliate membership to Associate membership.

    You will be able to use the letters AMIMechE after your name.

    Find out more about Associate membership

  • Progressing in your career and ready for professional registration? Upgrade your membership

    Once you have acquired suitable experience, Associate members can apply to upgrade to full membership of the Institution and will also be assessed for professional registration with the Engineering Council at the same time.

    There are three separate registration categories: Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and Chartered Engineer (CEng).

    Members can use the MIMechE designation after their name, along with the designation for their professional registration category.

    Find out more about EngTech

    Find out more about IEng

    Find out more about CEng

  • Professional engineer with significant autonomy and responsibility? Upgrade to Fellow

    As a CEng, IEng or EngTech member of the Institution, you’ll have already met the registration requirements – so you’ll only have to show evidence of the Institution Fellowship requirements.

    Find out more about becoming a Fellow


Additional designations

If you are already professionally registered with us as a CEng or an IEng with a relevant masters level qualification you may wish to apply for other recognition such as EUR ING, CEnv, IntPE or IntET.

If you are already professionally registered with us as an Engineering Technician, you may wish to apply for recognition as an IntETn.

Find out more about additional designations

Become a member

Contact our Membership team if you have any questions about joining us:

  • UK-SPEC 4th Edition

    All applicants for registration and membership of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers are assessed against the standards as defined by the Engineering Council (EngC) in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). The 4th edition of the UK-SPEC was published on 1 September 2020, for implementation across the sector by 31 December 2021. The 4th edition is available here, with a summary of the key changes.

    Because of this required change, the competence statements within the MPDS/SRS tools will be amended to reflect UK-SPEC 4 on 6 September 2021. This should not affect those who have already completed MPDS/SRS and have submitted their membership applications.

    UK-SPEC has not changed structurally: the amendments to the templates are small textual changes, so should not impact evidence or plans lodged against current MPDS reports. When applying for membership, you should review text taken from reports to ensure your responses align with the amended wording of UK-SPEC4.

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    Not sure if your academic qualifications give you eligibility for professional registration?

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    Armed Forces and MOD

    Serving in the Armed Forces or the Ministry of Defence (MoD)? You may be eligible to use a simplified route to professional registration.

    Find out about our Armed Forces route to professional registration