Recognition of professional competence
As an IStructE member you commit to upholding the highest standards. As a result, members are recognised around the world for their professional and technical excellence and strong ethical principles.
A passport to practice
Through mutual recognition agreements with other institutions, your excellence is recognised in countries around the world.
A route to opportunity
Membership delivers a range of networking and training opportunities, learning resources and events. We’re here to support your career and help you keep pace with a rapidly changing profession.
A showcase for your work
We provide a platform for your work through our events, awards, research grants and publications.
You’re studying engineering or built environment subjects at university. You’re looking for useful, free learning resources and events.
You want to work towards professionally qualified membership of IStructE, building experience, skills and knowledge in the workplace.
Your skills and experience mean you're ready to become a Chartered Member. You want to attain the MIStructE designation, demonstrating your exceptional competence to colleagues and employers.
Fellowship is a mark of senior status within structural engineering, and demonstrates your exceptional ability, experience and professionalism.
Your appreciation of design, knowledge of the profession and ability to produce structural engineering drawings and documents means you are ready to become professionally qualified.
Your ability to solve design problems using appropriate methods of analysis means you are ready to become professionally qualified.
As a member of another recognised engineering body you have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to become a professionally qualified member of IStructE.
The Institution has three Chartered Membership grades: Fellow (FIStructE), Member (MIStructE) and Associate (AIStructE). Members who have attained these grades are eligible for registration as Chartered Engineers (CEng) with the Engineering Council.
We have five professionally qualified grades - the three Chartered grades above plus Associate-Member (AMIStructE) and Technician Member (TIStructE). These grades are eligible for registration with the Engineering Council as IEng and EngTech.
As a professionally qualified member we can register you with the UK Engineering Council.
You're also eligible to apply for a Professionally Qualified Person Card via the UK's Construction Skills Certification Scheme.
If you are registered CEng with the Engineering Council we can register you as EUR ING with FEANI (the European Federation of National Engineering Associates).
To apply via IStructE complete the application form and return it to our membership team.
There is an initial fee of £210.
Please note: make sure you give the full name of your university and degree, plus complete details of your engineering experience, to ensure your application proceeds smoothly.
If you are registered CEng with the Engineering Council we can register you as IntPE(UK) with the International Engineering Alliance – which allows easier access to the national registers of members.
To apply via IStructE download the relevant form from the Engineering Council and return it to our membership team.
The registration fee is £105, renewable every five years at a fee of £60.
Please note: we can’t register those who achieved Chartered Status via Technical Report or another alternative route.
If you’re registered IEng with the Engineering Council we can register you as IntET (UK) with the International Engineering Alliance – which allows easier access to the national registers of members.
Please note: we can’t register members who achieved membership via Technical Report or another alternative route.
If you are seeking professional registration status in the states of Queensland or Victoria you can apply via the IStructE’s assessment schemes. Membership of the IStructE is not necessary.
Full details of the application requirements, assessment process and application forms can be found on the Queensland or Victoria pages.
Our Affiliate Scheme is for professionals with interests relating to structural engineering and offers fantastic discounts on Institution services and events.