Applicants applying to be a Technician of the Institute must have a minimum of two years of relevant post-graduate experience. Applicants with a minimum of a level 6 qualification in an engineering or science discipline will be eligible to apply for Membership. Technical Membership recognises the qualifications and experience needed by professionals working in a range of operational engineering roles. To maintain your status as a Technical Member and keep your skills, knowledge and experience up to date, you will be required to maintain your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) record updated.
Alternatively, candidates can apply for 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.
Technicians apply proven techniques and procedures to the solution of practical engineering problems and are required to apply safe systems of work and can demonstrate;
- A commitment to professional engineering and environmental values
- Evidence of their contribution to either the design, development, manufacture, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, processes or services
- Supervisory or technical responsibility
- Practical interpersonal skills in communicating technical matters
Designatory letters will be used to signify this type of Member T.IIESMS