Associate Membership is open to all former M.IIESMS and C.IIESMS C.Eng who have retired and those on a career break. Or, Graduates of a college of acceptable standards to the Institute whose employment is associated with engineering or a science discipline may apply for Associate Membership, or you are not currently operating as a practitioner or adviser, or have just started your career in the field and do not yet meet the experience requirements to move up to Technical Membership.
Alternatively, candidates can apply for Associate Membership through the alternative route as outlined below. The method of demonstrating knowledge and ability will be at the discretion of the National Council or its delegated subcommittee and may be updated periodically. The National Council may waive degree requirements if, in its judgment, an applicant has adequate professional experience, has attained a suitable level of professional standing and meets the requirements of a competent person as defined within Irish legislation.
When an Associate Member meets the criteria for Technical or Member status, they may transfer to Member. An Associate Member of IIESMS has only partial rights and privileges as determined by the National Council and may be updated periodically.
Education – the ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding is an essential part of the registration process. This may typically be by attaining appropriate academic qualifications; however, writing a technical report may also demonstrate this.
Competence and Commitment – a professional review of a written engineering practice report and an interview (if required) for Associate Member applicants. Any such reviews are measured against specified standards contained in EU-SPEC. It is not uncommon to register in one section and, as qualifications and experiences develop, to move to another. Equally, many engineers remain within one section for the whole of their professional careers.
Designatory letters will be used to signify this type of Member A.IIESMS