This page aims to advise you on what benefits you will gain
from being a member of IET and how it will become beneficial to you in the
future. Further to that it will advise you on how you can join IET and what
levels of membership there are for your benefit.
Reasons for joining
There are several reasons for joining IET, which the website
itself has information about at the following link.
As a student the specific benefits you can consider include subscription to
informative magazines, the possibility of registering any professional training
you undertake, access to locally run events and resources to help you prepare
for and find the career for you. Membership is only granted to those recognised
as engineers through which registered students in the department are recognised
as eligible to qualify for membership.
There are different memberships of IET which depend upon
what level of studies you are at. Here is a summary of their levels as follows:
students – A student membership exists at a discounted rate from normal
membership, which IET has more specific details about as to what resources as a student you will be able to access. The simplest way
to apply for membership is online though application packs are given to undergraduates in freshers week if you
wish to apply by post.
taught students – As you have already graduated once you have the option
can gain a more official membership known as having a “post-nominal” if you
undertook a suitably accredited course in engineering. The membership that
would apply in this case is MIET that can be used after your name. Alternatively you can just apply for the
student membership with a reduced rate.
To apply for membership, click here and follow
the appropriate steps advised by IET.
researchers – As far as IET is concerned, a research degree does not
normally qualify as a course by which you are classed as a student training in
engineering and so you are encouraged to apply for the official post-nominal membership. It has been recently granted, however, that you can join as a student member though you will
lose a lot of benefits that may otherwise be useful to you particularly with regards to publishing through IET. You can
apply for official membership known as “post-nominal” membership where you will have MIET after your name.
This will also mean you pay the graduate rate. The application form is
available at the following link. Should you still wish to opt for the cheaper student
membership, you can click here for more information about that scheme.