Membership and registration


Our membership services are operating online.

Please note that all membership services have been moved online including Professional Review Interviews.

We are working hard to ensure our service levels are maintained, but recognise that you may not have heard from us as quickly as normal. Please check your junk mail folder for any updates, as we know some updates have been caught there. Post sent to the Membership team is not being checked regularly and may result in a long delay in your application. If you wish to contact us, please email

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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.

The 4th edition application forms and guidance documents for Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng), Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) are now live on our website.


Become a Member

Let us help you find the right type of membership for you, whether you are:

  • Just starting out in your career
  • An established engineer
  • Seeking professional registration
  • An expert with exceptional knowledge and experience

Find out how to join us

Upgrade or change your membership

Ready to take your membership to the next level?

  • If you're an Associate Member with suitable experience, find out how you can apply to become a professionally registered member.
  • Are you a professional engineer with significant autonomy and responsibility? Find out how to apply to become a Fellow.
  • Professional development and CPD

    If  you are:

    • Working towards professional registration
    • Continuing your professional development

    We have schemes, tools and resources that can help and support you.

    How we support professional development

  • Career Developer – record your professional development

      Career Developer is an online reporting tool to help you plan and record your experience and professional activity throughout your career.
    • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
    • Developing Engineers Programme (DEP)
    • Monitored Professional Development Scheme (MPDS)
    • Supported Registration Scheme (SRS)

    Find out about Career Developer

  • Support for employers

    We work with many of the world’s leading employers to help them develop their engineers and build commercial value. Find out how we can help you improve your business. 

  • Support for universities

    Gain recognition for your degree programmes, and learn how we can help your students and teaching staff.

  • Support for further education colleges

    Find out about getting your courses approved so that you can attract the most ambitious students and apprentices.

Pay membership fees and subscriptions

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Become a member

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