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

If you have an enquiry about your subscriptions, please email

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.

Why Join?

Designed to support your career goals at every stage: from college and university, throughout your working life and into retirement.

  • Career Developer
  • Library and Archive
  • Events and Webinars
  • Support Network

More reasons to join us

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

Membership Support

We realise at times you may need further information, guidance and support – here’s how we can help.

Working in Partnership

We are uniquely placed to work in collaboration with employers, colleges and universities to develop the world's best engineers.

  • Employers


    Develop your engineers, gain competitive advantage and grow your business.

  • Universities


    Get your degrees accredited and provide support to your students and staff.

  • Colleges


    Get your courses approved and attract the best students and apprentices.

Can we help?

Our Membership team offer help and guidance if you have any questions about joining us, your application or interview status and for any general enquiries.

Our Global Membership Development team offer 1-2-1 guidance, workshops and webinars on whether you are ready for professional registration, completing your application form and preparing for your interview.

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