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Associate Member (AMIMechE)

If you're a graduate with an undergraduate degree in a science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) subject you can join us as an Associate Member.

You will unlock the next stage of your professional development, allowing you to begin working towards becoming a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer. This type of membership is designed to help you boost your career and achieve your ambitions.

Use our Route to membership tool to find out if this is the right level of membership for you.

Why become an Associate Member?

Career support:

  • Begin the process of working towards Chartered Engineer or Incorporated Engineer
  • Demonstrate your professional status and ambitions
  • You can use the post-nominals AMIMechE after your name

Build and record your competences:

  • Access to a series of exclusive events to keep you on top of the latest industry news and views

Build your professional network:

  • Build working relationships with other specialists in your field
  • Meet professional engineers and even potential future employers

Access our learning resources:

See all Member benefits

Who is it for?

If you're a graduate with an undergraduate degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subject you can join as an Associate Member. You will need one of the following:

  • An undergraduate degree accredited by us
  • UK undergraduate engineering degree
  • UK undergraduate maths, physics or other relevant science degree
  • International engineering degree that meets our academic requirements
  • Open University undergraduate degree of acceptable profile 

Unfortunately, qualifications that are not equivalent to a British bachelor's degree (Level 6) or above (such as HNCs, HNDs and Foundation degrees) do not satisfy the academic requirement for becoming an Associate.

How much does it cost?

Members pay an application fee and an annual subscription

Graduate Student Affiliates 

For Student Affiliate Members who graduated in 2022, the application fee charged to become an Associate Member is waived until 31 December 2022 for UK Members and 28 February 2023 for international Members.

If this applies to you and you are still being asked to enter your payment details in the online application, contact tel: +44 (0)20 7304 6999 before submitting your application.

Reduced subscriptions

If you are not professionally active or your annual income is below £18,000 you may qualify for a reduced subscription.

Fees and charges in UK pounds

View our application and subscription fees in UK pounds.

Fees and charges in India 

View our application and subscription fees in India.

Meet our Associate Members

  • Harry Shone

    Harry Shone is an Associate Member of the Institution and graduate mechanical engineer with Crossrail. He believes engineering is challenging and forever changing and that engineers have a very interesting working life.

  • Deepak Lall

    Associate member Deepak has a Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London and now lives in Chaguanas, Trinidad & Tobago.

Application process

Check your qualifications

Before you make your application, you should check your eligibility for registration as an Associate. Unfortunately, qualifications that are not equivalent to a British Bachelor's degree (Level 6) or above, such as HNCs, HNDs and Foundation degrees, do not satisfy the academic requirement for becoming an Associate. 

Log in to your account

Before the online application opens you will be asked to sign in to the website. If you do not already have a user name and password you will be prompted to create an online account

If you are a student Affiliate and have forgotten your membership number, username and/or password find out how to get a password reminder or contact the Membership Applications Team on Tel: +44 (0)20 7304 6999 or by email at:, before creating a new account.

Complete the online application form 

The application form is divided into the following sections which must all be completed before submitting your application: 

1. Personal and employment details
This information can be updated in My Profile 

2. Education
You should have a scanned version of any academic certificates to hand as you will be prompted to upload these. 

Your undergraduate degree certificate must contain the following information: 
1. Qualification Award (eg BEng(H), MEng, etc) 
2. Awarding university 
3. Subject Title of award on certificate (eg Mechanical Engineering) 
4. Class or Result (eg 2nd Class Honours, Merit, etc) 
5. Date of award

If any of the above information is missing from your degree certificate, you will also need to upload a copy of your transcript/results.

If you have not received your official certificate, as you have recently graduated, then you will need to submit a letter from the awarding body confirming the information above.

We are unable to accept degree evidence that states - valid for online only or not an official copy.

All documents must be submitted in their original language and translated in English, if applicable.

There is a 4MB size limit for uploaded documents – anything over this will be rejected. 

3. Industry Classification 

4. Stay in Touch 

We have included a validation page that will highlight if any information is missing. You will not be able to submit your application for assessment if there are any incomplete sections.

If you're unable to apply online you should apply using the PDF application form below.

Submit your application and pay

You will only be able to submit your application for assessment when all sections of the form have been completed. 

Once you have completed all sections of the form you will be asked to enter the details of your credit or debit card for the cost of the application fee – no other forms of payment are available at this time.

After you have entered your card details you will be prompted to press the ‘submit now’ button; this will simultaneously take your payment and send your application to the Membership Team.

You will receive an email to confirm the payment, keep this for reference, and another email to confirm that the application has been received. 

Your application will be checked by staff. You will be able to log in to your account at any time to check its progress. 

We will let you know if you have been approved

Once your application has been checked by us, you will be notified in writing of your election by email. 

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Become a member

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

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    Mechanical engineering careers guide

    Are you studying or considering a career in mechanical engineering? Our careers guide can help you write your first CV, find out how much engineers earn or learn how to apply for your first job.

    Read our careers guide

    Start your application

    Your first step should be to use our Route to membership tool to find the right level of membership for you.

    Once you are confident that you are eligible to become an Associate member, you should apply.

    Apply online

    PDF applications

    You can complete a PDF application instead of applying online if you prefer.

    Download a PDF application form

    Support for your application

    If you have the qualities and experience necessary to be an Associate Member then we will support your application at every step.

    • Membership support team

      We can give you advice and support throughout the application process.

    • Business development support

      If you'd like to help your engineers or students move forward on the path to professional registration, why not ask one of our Business Development Managers to deliver a presentation at your office, university or college?

      Find a Business Development Manager near you

    • Working towards professional registration?

      Find out how we can help you become registered through your company or as an individual.

      Find out more