2PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTION JOIN YOURPROFESSIONAL INSTITUTIONInternational recognition of your competenceCareer enhancement, creating opportunitiesIncreased earning potentialOngoing developmentProfessional credentialsBe part of a professional InstitutionProfessional RegistrationSpeaker’s NameDate
4Unlimited access to the world’s biggest mechanical engineering library Virtual library access with free book loanInstitution’s newsletter, Agenda, and a monthly newsletter dedicated to youAccess to significant grants to pay for your studiesDiscounted rates for professional seminars and events
5Knovel contains 400 electronic engineering handbooks You don’t need a Kindle or anything special to view themEffectively it is like searching across this libraryWe were asked to find the formula for hoop stress in cylinders – able to quickly run a key word search -
7GET ACTIVE WITH THE INSTITUTION Regional Young Member Groups organise competitions, technical & social events to support professional development locallyAffiliates members can join to:Be part of a professional networkMeet with fellow engineers and local employersShare experience, help to build your knowledge and support othersBuild soft professional skills
8Affiliate membership will TAKE THE FIRST STEPSAffiliate membership willPrepare you for career developmentDemonstrate personal initiative & professional commitmentKeep abreast of what’s going on in the global engineering environmentStart building the contacts and skills that will prepare you for work
9REAP THE BENEFITSStudents website and newsletter dedicated to providing careers advice, upcoming events and the latest news from the engineering industry.
10ONLINE SUPPORT Careers guidance and job application and search advice MembershipbenefitshighlightedNetworking opportunities and events page
11ONLINE RESOURCESLearn more about what’s involved in a career within manufacturing, power, process, aerospace, medical, railway, automobile and construction.
12SOCIAL NETWORKING Links to IMechE website, Twitter feed and LinkedIn profileIMechE videos uploaded withcomment enabledDetails, photos and commentson IMechE student interest eventsDiscussions are enabled in aforum formatRegular posts on IMechE newsand events, with links to IMechEFacebook profile.
13GET REGISTERED Demonstrate your commitment to you own development Increase your earning potentialImprove your career prospectsProvide international recognition of your expertiseIncrease your influence within your industry/organisationGain access to life-long learning from IMechEGives you post nominal letters after your name that will demonstrate that you are a Registered Engineer (EngTech/IEng/CEng)
14PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION Formal qualifications and/or work based learning will lead to:IEngCEngIncorporatedEngineerManage, Maintain,DevelopCharteredEngineerInnovate, Create,Analyse
15Fellow Member Associate Affiliate CEng/IEng/EngTechAMIMechEFellowMemberAssociateMembers can benefit from our level of experience and established standards, in the knowledge that our process of assessment is notoriously stringent and retains worldwide acclaim for its accuracy of assessment.Members at all grades are designated with post nominal, which they highly regard as international recognition for their commitment, professionalism and expertiseAssociate member (AMIMechE)Those with an appropriate degree can automatically join the Institution at this level.Engineering Technician (EngTech)Suitable for those who apply proven techniques and procedures to solve practical engineering problems.A variety of non-degree based qualifications can satisfy the requirements, but most importantly candidates must be able to demonstrate knowledge, technical skills and have the necessary experience to meet all competences required.Incorporated Engineer (IEng)Often working in operational roles, maintaining and managing applications of today’s technology at the highest possible level of efficiency.An Incorporated Engineer needs a thorough and detailed knowledge of technology in order to exercise independent judgement and management on a professional basis. Knowledge to a Bachelor degree level will need to be validated.Chartered Engineer (CEng)Involved in developing solutions to engineering problems using new or existing technologies, either by innovation, creativity or change.A Chartered Engineer might work to develop new technologies, introduce new and more efficient production techniques or pioneer new engineering services and management methods.You will need to show learning equivalent of a Masters degree, in addition to having the appropriate skills and experience.Fellow (FIMechE)A progression from EngTech, IEng or Ceng, applicants must demonstrate significant individual responsibility, sustained achievement and exceptional professionalism during your career.Affiliate
16HNC/HND Foundation Degree FORMAL QUALIFICATIONSIEngCEngBEng / BScMEngHNC/HND Foundation Degree+Further LearningBEng (Hons)+Further LearningIn order to apply for Incorporated (IEng) membership, applicants need to be able to demonstrate a bachelors level of learning. IE: equivalent to accredited bachelors of engineering (BEng) or bachelor of science (BSc). Likewise, in order to apply for chartered (CEng) status potential members need to demonstrate learning at a level equivalent to a masters of engineering (MEng).However, academic courses need to be accredited by IMechE on a case-by-case basis which may mean may degrees or masters are non-accredited and potential members will need to adopt another route to membership.However, for those who have studied at non-accredited courses, there is equivalency with some university courses in certain locations, however, it is the responsibility of the membership team to check this on a case-by-case basis; this is not a volunteer or local member role due to the complexity of courses involved. If you or a potential member are not sure whether your qualifications are accredited then please use the qualification checkerThere are alternative routes to membership for those who do not have formal education to bachelors or masters level. An example is the career learning assessment process - a means the Institution uses in order to look to demonstrate learning through work-based training plus the career of the individual engineer. For those who still need to demonstrate more academic experience in order to demonstrate a masters or bachelors level of learning then the Institution may recommend further learning through (EG) training courses or even completing a module from an academic course.If you are uncertain about the appropriate level of membership you should pursue or what your academic achievements lead you towards you can contact the Institution’s membership team
17PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION You will need to demonstrate all three to achieve professional registrationKnowledgeUnderstandingCompetence Development
18SUPPORTED REGISTRATION SCHEME A quality assured route to Professional RegistrationSupported by an allocated mentorof EC UK-SPECQuarterly reports & annual assessmentsFull IMechE Staff support
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20ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP – THE NEXT STEP The next step after graduation.Become an Associate member of the InstitutionThis will give you ‘AMIMechE’ post nominal after your name to demonstrate personal initiative and professional commitment to your prospective employers.We’ll contact you at graduation time with details of how to upgrade your membership for free.