The grade of Member is open to those who hold an Engineers Australia accredited or recognised Australian tertiary qualification in engineering, and have gained at least 3 years of postgraduate experience in the engineering industry.
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Benefits for Members
Engineers Australia actively encourages the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of members, offering access to a wide range of services and resources designed to assist you at every stage of your career.
Gain the competitive edge in the global market by being a part of an elite community committed to engineering a better world.
Progress your career and gain the competitive advantage by becoming a Chartered engineer, technologist or associate. Maintain currency and build confidence in your own ability with Chartered, the internationally recognised credential.
Working in an increasingly global profession, it’s important to know that you’ll be supported wherever your career takes you. International Accords enable global recognition of your skills and knowledge, with over 5,000 Engineers Australia members working internationally.
Celebrate your accomplishments through a range of awards and prizes for engineering projects, innovation and excellence. The program includes awards, medals and scholarships offered through Engineers Australia’s Divisions, Colleges and at a national level; including the prestigious Australian Engineering Excellence Awards.
If you are interested in pursuing management and leadership opportunities in both the private and public sectors, you can have your achievements recognised through the Engineering Executive (EngExec) post-nominal.
Access Australia’s premier engineering network and have world-class professional development and technical resources at your fingertips.
Engineers Australia membership includes access to world-class resources designed to help you with research and professional development. The online library offers technical databases, conference papers, industry journals, handbooks and more; exploring all areas of engineering.
News and updates
For relevant news, including current industry issues, policy, and major events, keep your eye out for the monthly edition of Create, our magazine, and register for your fortnightly Industry Newsletter, sent to all Engineers Australia members. In addition to active social media channels, the Engineers Australia website is a great source of news updates and local events.
Networking and events
With a technical program of more than 1,000 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) [will link to new CPD page] activities across all areas of engineering each year, it’s easy to maintain your Chartered credential and expand your professional network.
Engineers Australia encourages lifelong learning and gives you access to tailored career services, comprehensive internal and external resources, guidance and advice. Whatever stage you’re at in your engineering career, Engineers Australia is ready to support you, introduce you to new networks and to help you shape or give back to the profession.
Have a say in the direction and future of your profession.
Engineers Australia ensures members’ interests are represented and voiced to government through ongoing advocacy activities and media engagement. Keep up-to-date with news and advancements from the engineering industry through our online newsroom , media releases, and tweets.
Volunteering and learned groups
Build your professional reputation and industry knowledge by joining 5,000 other members undertaking office bearer roles and voluntary tasks each year. Local and National groups are involved in advocacy activities and raising the profile of engineers, facilitating professional connections, learning opportunities and increasing engagement in engineering activities.
Exclusive member rewards
Ignite is the new benefits program designed to unlock the full value of your membership. Engineers Australia members receive exclusive offers and discounts to support your business, professional and personal lives; from respected organisations such as Macquarie Bank, American Express and OzForex.
Member checklist and guide
- At least one primary identification document – a passport photo page, a current driver's license or a copy of your birth certificate
- Degree certificate (testamur)
- Academic transcript
- Previous Assessment Letter from EA can be uploaded in lieu of qualifications
- Current Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Résumé.
Apply for Membership
No matter what your engineering discipline, applying for an Engineers Australia membership is the right step to take in furthering your engineering career. Depending on your qualification, you can apply for membership grade of Member (MIEAust), Technologist Member (TMIEAust) or Associate Member (AMIEAust).
Current Application Processing Turnaround Time
The turnaround time is currently about 3 weeks. Please refrain from contacting Engineers Australia within this timeframe, as it will further delay processing time for all applications.
Completing the online application form
When completing your application form you will be asked to nominate your Occupational Category. These categories are based on your educational qualifications, and your post-nominals will indicate both your Grade and Occupational Category. The categories are:
- Professional Engineer (MIEAust) – completion of an Engineers Australia-accredited four or more years engineering qualification in Australia, or equivalent, and minimum of three years acceptable work experience at the level of Professional Engineer
- Engineering Technologist (TMIEAust) – completion of an Engineers Australia-accredited three-year engineering technology qualification in Australia, or equivalent, and minimum of three years acceptable work experience at the level of Engineering Technologist
- Engineering Associate (AMIEAust) – completion of an Engineers Australia recognised two-year engineering associate qualification in Australia, or equivalent, and minimum of three years acceptable work experience at the level of Engineering Associate.
If you are not sure which category you belong to, please contact our Member Services Team.
If you are unsure which application form to complete, or have questions about your application, please contact our Member Services Team on 1300 653 113.
Upon submission, payment of an assessment fee is applicable to all grades other than Student, First and Second Year Graduates.
Annual fees appropriate to the Membership grade are paid to finalise the application.
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