Fellow membership

A guide to the application process, requirements and benefits for Fellows.

Fellow membership

As a Fellow of Engineers Australia you will be recognised as being amongst the true leaders of the industry and profession.

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Benefits of Fellow Membership

Recognition

Gain the competitive edge in the global market by being a part of an elite community committed to engineering a better world.

Chartered

Progress your career and gain the competitive advantage by becoming a Chartered engineer, technologist or associate. Maintain currency and build confidence in your own ability with Chartered, the internationally recognised credential.

Global mobility

Working in an increasingly global profession, it’s important to know that you’ll be supported wherever your career takes you. International Accords enable global recognition of your skills and knowledge, with over 5,000 Engineers Australia members working internationally.

Awards

Celebrate your accomplishments through a range of awards and prizes for engineering projects, innovation and excellence. The program includes awards, medals and scholarships offered through Engineers Australia’s Divisions, Colleges and at a national level; including the prestigious Australian Engineering Excellence Awards.

Engineering Executive

If you are interested in pursuing management and leadership opportunities in both the private and public sectors, you can have your achievements recognised through the Engineering Executive (EngExec) post-nominal.

Knowledge

Access Australia’s premier engineering network and have world-class professional development and technical resources at your fingertips.

Technical resources

Engineers Australia membership includes access to world-class resources designed to help you with research and professional development. The online library offers technical databases, conference papers, industry journals, handbooks and more; exploring all areas of engineering.

News and updates

For relevant news, including current industry issues, policy, and major events, keep your eye out for the monthly edition of Create, our magazine, and register for your fortnightly Industry Newsletter, sent to all Engineers Australia members. In addition to active social media channels, the Engineers Australia website is a great source of news updates and local events.

Networking and events

With a technical program of more than 1,000 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) [will link to new CPD page] activities across all areas of engineering each year, it’s easy to maintain your Chartered credential and expand your professional network.

Career centre

Engineers Australia encourages lifelong learning and gives you access to tailored career services, comprehensive internal and external resources, guidance and advice. Whatever stage you’re at in your engineering career, Engineers Australia is ready to support you, introduce you to new networks and to help you shape or give back to the profession.

Voice

Have a say in the direction and future of your profession.

Advocacy

Engineers Australia ensures members’ interests are represented and voiced to government through ongoing advocacy activities and media engagement. Keep up-to-date with news and advancements from the engineering industry through our online newsroom , media releases, and tweets.

Volunteering and learned groups

Build your professional reputation and industry knowledge by joining 5,000 other members undertaking office bearer roles and voluntary tasks each year. Local and National groups are involved in advocacy activities and raising the profile of engineers, facilitating professional connections, learning opportunities and increasing engagement in engineering activities.

Exclusive member rewards

Unlock the full value of your membership. Engineers Australia members receive exclusive offers and discounts to support your business, professional and personal lives; from respected organisations such as Avis and OzForex.

Learn more about Member Rewards

 

Checklist and guide for Fellows

  • At least one primary identification document – a passport photo page, a current driver's license or a copy of your birth certificate
  • Degree certificate (testamur)
  • Academic transcript
  • Previous Assessment Letter from EA can be uploaded in lieu of qualifications
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Résumé. 
  • Support from at least 2 current Engineers Australia Fellow Members; OR
  • A Statutory Declaration, witnessed by a Justice of the Peace, may be provided explaining why you have been unable to gain Fellow support. Please note, this option is available to those working overseas or in remote areas, but every attempt should be made to provide support. 
  • In addition you can provide a Statement of Support from a Fellow Member of a reciprocal MRA Engineering organisation.

Apply for Fellow Membership

As a Fellow of Engineers Australia you will be recognised as being amongst the true leaders of the industry and profession. Fellow membership grades include Fellow (FIEAust), Technologist Fellow (TFIEAust) and Associate Fellow (AFIEAust).

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General information

To apply for membership at the grade of Fellow, you must:

  • Have held a sustained major responsibility in the design or execution of important engineering work; or
  • Have high education qualifications, held a prominent position in the profession and made a major contribution to the science or practice of engineering; or
  • Have had suitable engineering education/training, extensive responsibility in the design/execution of important engineering work and achieved exceptional eminence in the profession.
  • An applicant for the grade of Fellow would normally be a Chartered Member or have been Chartered with Engineers Australia

Specific information - occupational categories

When completing your application you will be asked to nominate your Occupational Category. These categories are based on your educational qualifications, and your post-nominals will indicate both your Grade and Occupational Category. In each category, assessment is made by a panel of peers and is moderated nationally.

The categories include:

Professional Engineer (FIEAust)

To qualify, you must have followed or are currently following the profession of engineering and either:

  • Be eligible for MIEAust
  • Held a sustained major responsibility in the design or execution of important engineering work; or
  • Have high education qualifications, held a prominent position in the profession and made a major contribution to the science or practice of engineering; or
  • Have had suitable engineering education/training, extensive responsibility in the design/execution of important engineering work and achieved exceptional eminence in the profession. 

Engineering Technologist (TFIEAust)

To qualify, you must:

  • Be eligible for TMIEAust
  • Held a sustained major responsibility in the design or execution of important engineering work; or
  • Have high education qualifications, held a prominent position in the profession and made a major contribution to the science or practice of engineering; or
  • Have had suitable engineering education/training, extensive responsibility in the design/execution of important engineering work and achieved exceptional eminence in the profession. 

Engineering Associate (AFIEAust)

To qualify, you must: 

  • Be eligible for AMIEAust
  • Held a sustained major responsibility in the design or execution of important engineering work; or
  • Have high education qualifications, held a prominent position in the profession and made a major contribution to the science or practice of engineering; or
  • Have had suitable engineering education/training, extensive responsibility in the design/execution of important engineering work and achieved exceptional eminence in the profession. 

 If you are not sure which category you belong to, please contact our Member Services Team.

Additional Information

If you are unsure which application form to complete, or have questions about your application, please contact our Member Services Team on 1300 653 113.

Fees

Upon submission, payment of an assessment fee is applicable to all grades other than Student, First and Second Year Graduates.
Annual fees appropriate to the Membership grade are paid to finalise the application.

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Moving to Australia

Engineers Australia provides fair and accurate skills assessment services to engineers who wish to migrate to Australia. As the designated assessing authority for engineering occupations, we utilise our expertise to administer impartial assessments appropriate to every applicant.

Click here for more information on the skills assessment process for engineers

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