Affiliate Member

Please read: Application system changes

IChemE’s membership processes and related systems are being upgraded. Affiliate applications should be submitted by 26 February 2021. Our new application system will be available from 1 April 2021. Learn more about our process improvement project.

Our Affiliate Member grade is for those with an interest in chemical engineering but who don’t currently meet the requirements for other grades of IChemE membership. Affiliate Members may be:

  • graduates (or postgraduate students) with a first degree in a subject other than chemical engineering, working towards Associate Member (AMIChemE)
  • those working within the process industries, or university lecturers teaching elements of the chemical engineering curriculum, who are not chemical engineers themselves*
  • anyone else with an interest in, or professional link to, chemical engineering.

Affiliate Members can access all membership resources such as The Chemical Engineer magazine, Knovel e-library, regional member groups and technical special interest groups.

*if you hold CEng registration with another professional engineering institution you may be eligible for Associate Member (AMIChemE).


Anyone with an interest in the profession can become an Affiliate Member. However, we suggest you look through our other membership grades before applying, as there may be a grade more suited to your qualifications, background and experience.