To become a member of the Institute, applicants must have at least three years of relevant post-graduate experience as professionals in creating and managing systems that integrate people, materials, and energy safely and productively. Applicants should have a minimum QQI Level 7 qualification in an engineering or science discipline to be eligible for Membership. Members are recognised for their degree-level qualifications and expected to work towards Professionally Certified Engineer status. If you’re a Member, you should aim to reach Certified status within two years of entering the category. The Member grade acknowledges the qualifications and experience professionals need in various operational, engineering, environmental management, fire safety and occupational health & safety roles. To maintain your status as a Member and keep your skills, knowledge, and experience up to date, you must keep your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) record updated.
IIESMS also offers an alternative route for Membership. The method of demonstrating knowledge and ability is 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.
Members of the IIESMS are expected to demonstrate the following:
- Commitment to professional and environmental engineering values
- Theoretical knowledge to solve problems in developed technologies using well-proven analytical techniques
- Successful application of their knowledge to deliver engineering projects or services using established technologies and methods that incorporate elements of environmental management, fire safety, and health and safety
- Responsibility for project management, financial planning, and the management and development of other professional staff
- Practical interpersonal skills in communicating technical matters
The decision to register is based on a peer review process that evaluates Education, Competence, Commitment, and a judgment of the professional level at which you are employed. Education can typically be demonstrated by attaining appropriate academic qualifications or writing a technical report. Competence and Commitment are assessed through a professional review of a written engineering practice report and a review interview (if required) for 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 their professional careers.
Members who achieve this level of Membership are entitled to use the designatory letters M.IIESMS, signifying their professional certification and commitment to the values of IIESMS.
Grade Review Fee: €150.00
Practice Review: €75.00 (Alternative Route Only)
Report Re-assessment: €75.00 (Where applicable – Alternative Route Only)
Interview Assessment: €50.00 (Alternative Route Only)
Administration Fee: 20% of the total application process fee (On successful application)
Annual Subscription Rates: €245.00