Fellowship applications for existing members

As one of our CEng, IEng or EngTech members, you’ll have already met the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) requirements – so you’ll now only have to show evidence of our Fellowship requirements.

As an existing member you have the option of applying online, or applying with our editable PDF application form.

To upgrade your membership you will need to meet certain professional requirements. We have split these into three types: essential; desirable and optional.

Successful applicants will need to provide strong objective evidence of the following qualities.


  • A position of senior responsibility and/or significant autonomy in your particular field 
  • Demonstrable leadership qualities  
  • Influencing policy and strategy making decisions in either a technical or business environment 
  • A structured approach to CPD 
  • The promotion of the engineering profession to young engineers and potential engineers 


  • Highly specialist knowledge in a specific area of engineering 
  • Technical or engineering resource management and/or personnel management and development 


  • Responsibility for a budget and the associated risk 
  • Application of a significant range of fundamental principles and complex techniques across a wide and often unpredictable variety of contexts 
  • Active development and application of new technologies in engineering and related areas at senior level 
Find out how we can help you with your professional development and CPD to help you plan your upgrade to Fellowship.

The application form

You must complete all sections before you submit your application:

    1. About you
    2. Your career history and organisation chart
    3. Evidence of Fellowship requirements
    4. Your sponsors

The application form must be signed by two sponsors. At least one should be a Fellow registered with us or another professional engineering institution. Your second sponsor can be another Fellow, your line manager or another professional engineer.

You must also enclose your application fee

Before completing the application form, make sure that you meet the requirements for Fellowship. Applications submitted that do not meet the requirements cannot be processed and the application fee will not be refunded.

On election you will be asked to pay the difference between Member and Fellow subscription fee.

Start your application

Before you make your application, read our guidance notes and the Fellow upgrade exemplar.

Apply online

If you're ready to make your application, you can apply.

Apply online 


PDF application form

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

Download a PDF application form

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

  • Dan Bunfield

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