Membership through MRA

A guide to the application process, requirements and benefits for those applying through a Mutual Recognition Agreement.

Joining via a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA)

Engineers Australia has established mutual recognition agreements with Institutions around the world through which a member of such a body, on application, will be accorded an equivalent level of membership in Engineers Australia and vice versa. In some cases, the agreements cover more than one grade of membership and occupational category.

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


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.


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.


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) 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.


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


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 joining via a Mutual Recognition Agreement

  • 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. 
  • MRA Membership Number from the reciprocal MRA organisation through which you are applying
  • Proof and financial status of a reciprocal MRA Engineering organisation.
  • Chartered or Registered practitioners must provide a record of relevant CPD evidence of a minimum of 150 hours over 3 years. 

Engineers Australia CPD requirements

In order to apply for Engineers Australia membership through a Mutual Recognition Agreement, 

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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.


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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