Associate Membership at IIESMS is designed to accommodate a diverse range of individuals. This includes former M.IIESMS and PC.IIESMS members who have retired or are on a career break. Graduates of a college with standards acceptable to the Institute, whose employment is associated with engineering or a science discipline, are also eligible to apply for Associate Membership. This category is also suitable for those who are not currently operating as practitioners or advisers, or who have just started their careers in the field and do not yet meet the experience requirements for Technical Membership.
When an Associate Member fulfils the Technical or Member status criteria, they may transition to these categories. It’s important to note that an Associate Member of IIESMS has only partial rights and privileges as determined by the National Council, which may be updated periodically.
A key part of the registration process is demonstrating knowledge and understanding. This can typically be achieved by attaining appropriate academic qualifications, but writing a technical report can also serve this purpose.
The assessment of competence and commitment is another crucial aspect of the application process for Associate Members. This involves a professional review of a written engineering practice report and, if required, an interview. These reviews are measured against the specified standards contained in EU-SPEC. It’s common for members to register in one section and then move to another as their qualifications and experiences develop. However, many engineers remain within one section for their entire professional careers.
Members who achieve Associate Membership are entitled to use the designatory letters A.IIESMS, signifying their commitment to the profession and affiliation with the Institute.
Grade Review Fee: €150.00
Practice Review: €75.00
Report Re-assessment: €75.00 (Where applicable – Alternative Route Only)
Interview Assessment: €50.00 (If required or Alternative Route)
Administration Fee: 20% of the total application process fee (On successful application)
Annual Subscription Rates: €245.00