Associate Member

Please read: Application system changes

IChemE’s membership processes and related systems are being upgraded. Associate Member 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 Associate Member grade demonstrates your commitment to your career as a professional chemical engineer. Associate Members already have degree-level knowledge and understanding of chemical engineering and are typically working towards qualification as a Chartered Chemical Engineer.

Associate Members get access to all membership resources plus:

  • AMIChemE post nominal letters
  • the opportunity to apply for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) registration with the Engineering Council, or Registered Scientist (RSci) with the Science Council
  • a platform to work towards Chartered Member (MIChemE)
  • digital Associate Member logo to use on business cards, email signatures etc.


To become an Associate Member you should:

  • hold a chemical engineering undergraduate degree, or an IChemE accredited degree of a different title, at bachelor's level with honours (or higher), or
  • be working in a chemical or process engineering environment, have a fundamental understanding of the profession, and relevant work experience at a level equivalent to a bachelor's degree.

If you’re a recent graduate whose first degree is in another subject or at another level, apply for Affiliate Member.

If you’re working as a chemical engineer without a chemical engineering degree, and you’re not sure if your experience meets the requirements above, read our guidance for non-chemical engineering graduates.


When applying for Associate membership you can also opt for the following registration:

How to apply

You’ll need to provide the following information when you apply online:

  • a copy of any degree certificates or transcripts
  • those without a chemical engineering first degree at bachelor's level with honours or above, should also upload an expanded CV providing details of your work-based chemical engineering experience.

Additional information