Occupational categories

Occupational Categories

Occupational categories are based on your educational qualifications. Engineers Australia recognises three occupational categories within the engineering team in Australia:

  • 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.

Professional Engineer

Professional Engineers hold an Engineers Australia accredited or recognised four-year professional engineering degree.

As a Professional Engineer, you:

  • Focus on overall systems
  • Develop and apply new engineering practices
  • Apply leadership & management skills
  • Pursue engineering opportunities in an holistic way, taking environmental, community & social issues into account
  • Solve diverse problems.

The grades of membership available within this category are:

Engineering Technologist

The academic qualification is an Engineers Australian accredited or recognised three year engineering technology degree.

As an Engineering Technologist, you:

  • Focus on interactions within the system
  • Modify and adapt established engineering practices
  • Advance engineering technology.

The grades of membership available within this category are:

  • Student (StudIEAust) – Apply Now
  • Engineering Technologist Graduate (GradTIEAust) – Apply Now
  • Engineering Technologist Member (TMIEAust) – Apply Now
  • Engineering Technologist Fellow (TFIEAust) – Apply Now

Engineering Associate

The academic qualification is a Engineers Australia recognised two year advanced diploma or associate degree of engineering.

As an Engineering Associate, you:

  • Focus on specific elements of the system
  • Work within codes and applies established practices and procedures.

The grades of membership available within this category are:

  • Student (StudIEAust) – Apply Now
  • Engineering Associate Graduate (GradAIEAust) – Apply Now
  • Engineering Associate Member (AMIEAust) – Apply Now
  • Engineering Associate Fellow (AFIEAust) – Apply Now

More Information

Not sure which category you belong to? Email Member Services today.

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