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Membership Development

Your IEEE Membership

From here you can find out more about your IEEE membership, renew and update your account settings and preferences.

If you’re looking to join IEEE, this is the place to find out more about the different types of memberships available and some of the benefits of IEEE membership.

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IEEE Membership

Member grades explained…

A Student member must carry at least 50% of a normal full-time academic program as a registered undergraduate or graduate student in a regular course of study in IEEE-designated fields. The total cumulative period for a member to hold the Student member grade and/or the Graduate Student member grade is limited to eight years.

Student members, upon graduation or upon reaching the eight-year limit (whichever occurs first), with a baccalaureate or higher degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution in an IEEE-designated field will be transferred automatically to member grade.

Student members outside of the IEEE-designated fields, upon graduation or upon reaching the eight-year limit (whichever occurs first), will be transferred to Associate member grade.

A Graduate Student member must carry at least 50% of a normal full-time academic program as a registered graduate student in a regular course of study in IEEE- designated fields. The total cumulative period for a member to hold the Student member grade and/or the Graduate Student member grade is limited to eight years.

Graduate Student members, upon graduation or upon reaching the total cumulative eight-year limit as a Graduate Student member (whichever occurs first), will be transferred automatically to member grade.

Associate member grade is designed for technical and non-technical individuals who do not meet the qualifications for member grade but who wish to benefit from membership and partnership in IEEE, and for those who are progressing, through continuing education and work experience, toward qualifications for member grade.

Member grade is limited to those who have satisfied IEEE-specified educational requirements and/or who have demonstrated professional competence in IEEE-designated fields of interest. For admission or transfer to the grade of member, a candidate may be either:

  • An individual who has received a three- to five-year university-level or higher degree from an accredited institution or program and in an IEEE-designated field
  • An individual who has received a three- to five-year university-level or higher degree from an accredited institution or program and who has at least three years of professional work experience engaged in teaching, creating, developing, practicing, or managing in IEEE-designated field
  • An individual who, through at least six years of professional work experience, has demonstrated competence in teaching, creating, developing, practicing, or managing within IEEE-designated fields

The grade of Senior member is the highest for which application may be made and requires experience reflecting professional maturity. For admission or transfer to the grade of Senior member, a candidate shall be an engineer, scientist, educator, technical executive, or originator in IEEE-designated fields.

The candidate shall have been in professional practice for at least ten years and shall have shown significant performance over a period of at least five of those years, such performance including one or more of the following:

  • Substantial responsibility or achievement in one or more IEEE-designated fields
  • Publication of papers, books, or inventions in one or more IEEE-designated fields
  • Technical direction or management of important work with evidence of accomplishment in one or more IEEE-designated fields
  • Recognised contributions to the welfare of the professions encompassed by one or more of the IEEE-designated fields
  • Development or furtherance of important courses in one or more of the IEEE-designated fields at an institution in the REP list
  • Contributions equivalent to those of the above areas related to IEEE-designated fields, provided these contributions serve to advance progress substantially in IEEE-designated fields

The grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession and is conferred only by invitation of the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of IEEE’s designated fields of interest.

The year of election to the grade of Fellow is the year following affirmative action by the Board of Directors in conferring the grade of Fellow. The candidate shall hold Senior member grade at the time the nomination is submitted. Normally, the candidate shall have been a member in any grade for a period of five years or more preceding 1 January of the year of election; however, the five-year membership requirement may be waived for a Fellow candidate who has been engaged in professional practice (as needed to qualify for Senior member grade) in a geographical area where, in the judgement of the Board of Directors, it was difficult to become a member previously, as evidenced by the absence of a Section previously and the recent formation of a new Section to cover that geographical area. In such case, membership of five years or more in a recognised local electrical, electronics, or computer-engineering society may substitute for the five-year IEEE membership requirement, when the nomination is submitted within four years after the formation of the new Section.

The group is here to support membership development of the IEEE and this page contains specific information for the UK and Ireland Section as well as links to useful pages of the main IEEE Website. If you are thinking about becoming a member this link is a good starting point.

Special rates are available for those with special circumstances eg: those on a very low income, in retirement, unemployment, or with a permanent disability.  If you think you may be eligible, then please contact Member Services, providing as much detail as possible in your message.

We recently received a reward for our membership development work and as a Section we did well in membership retention, ensuring that we are developing loyalty to the IEEE.  If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Membership Development Team Members

  • Chair:Dr Wim JC Melis, Greenwich University
  • Development Team Member:Dr Peter Corcoran,  Galway, West Ireland – Areas of Interest: Consumer Electronics, Digital Cameras, Image and Video Processing, Wireless Systems, Biometrics, Internet of Things and Cloud Computing
  • Development Team Member:Mr Vincent Malala, Bristol, South-West UK – Areas of Interest: Power and Energy
  • Development Team Member:Dr Malaya Kumar Nayak, Greater London – Areas of Interest: ICT Infrastructure, Software Engineering, Security, Project Management, Networking, Simulation, Cloud Computing & e-Governance and Government
  • Development Team Member:Dr Adrian Stephens, Cambridge, East Anglia – IEEE SA Standards Board Member and 802.11 working group chair
  • Development Team Member:Dr David Trainor, Northern Ireland – Areas of Interest: Signal Processing (IEEE Society Member), Multimedia (IEEE Tech Committee Member), Software Development, Health/Life Sciences (IEEE Tech Committee Member)
  • Development Team Member:Dr Stefano Longo, Milton Keynes – Areas of Interest: Control Systems, Automotive and Optimisation
  • Development Team Member:Dr Flavio Junqueira, Cambridgeshire – Areas of Interest: Distributed systems, Dependability, Software, Open source and Storage
  • Development Team Member:Dr Pavel Loskot, West Glamorgan – Areas of Interest: Signal Processing, Modelling, Programming and Bio-Informatics
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