The Institution of Structural Engineers The Institution of Structural Engineers
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The MIStructE grade is arguably the most widely respected mark of competence in the structural engineering profession.

Our Member grade identifies you as world class to industry peers and delivers outstanding benefits: international mobility; access to a global community of engineering academics, researchers and professionals; significant discounts on events; career-long opportunities for learning and development; and unique, peer-reviewed technical resources.

Lead the profession

Chartered Members are at the forefront of structural engineering. Your MIStructE designation is respected around the world as a marker of professional and technical excellence. 

Grow your knowledge

We offer you a range of training, resources and events to help you keep up to date with the latest technology, maintain your professional development, grow your business and expand your technical skills.

Share your knowledge

As a chartered professional there are many opportunities to volunteer on our panels and regional groups, or write for our website and publications. You can also support a colleague who’s applying for membership.

Steps to Chartered Membership


First step

Establish that you have the right academic foundation.

Second step

Decide your route to membership: Most of our Chartered Members progress as Graduate Members undertaking Initial Professional Development - but you can also qualify via other routes to membership or by sitting a supplementary exam.

Final step

Pass our Professional Review: An exam and interview which together form one of the most demanding assessments of knowledge and professional competence in the world.


Once you're ready to apply click the Apply Now button below and let us know how you'd like to undertake your Professional Review.

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Professional Review Interview

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Chartered Membership Exam

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Your annual subscription:


Your application:
  • Expression of interest: £115

  • Professional Review interview: £195

  • Exam: £495

  • Late application: £200


Engineering Council fees (optional):
  • Registration for CEng £59.70

  • CEng (if already CEng registered): £45.91


Other fee information:

If you apply during the year you may be eligible for pro-rata deductions. 

Your fees may also be reduced if you:

  • have an annual income of less than £17000

  • are in retirement

  • are eligible for joint membership reductions

 Contact the membership team for further details.

More about membership

Career profile Nipun Wijegunasekera
Nipun Wijegunasekera MIStructE

Nipun Wijegunasekera is a senior structural engineer at Webb Yates Engineers.

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Benefits of Chartered Membership


CPD courses and events near you

Discounts on our professional and technical courses - and learning and networking near you.

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The Structural Engineer

Receive a complimentary copy of our flagship publication and access to the entire online archive.

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Access to the Benevolent Fund

The fund helps those affected by issues such as illness, unemployment, bereavement, anxiety and stress related health concerns.

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Discounts on publications

Enjoy big discounts on our range of authoritative, peer reviewed manuals and guides.

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Institution Library

Access one of the UK’s finest specialist collections of printed structural engineering literature.

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