You’ll need to provide evidence of any science, engineering and technology qualifications you’ve completed (or are in the processing of completing) to show your industry knowledge and understanding, or ask a supporter to sign your application, confirming that you’re ready to join the IET as a member at this level.
Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
Our membership category for professional engineers, recognised under EU Direction 2005/26/EU, you’ll need to show you have the following when you apply:
Ideally, you’ll have:
- Pass/Ordinary/Honours Bachelor degree in an appropriate subject (BSc, BTech, BEng (Hons), MEng, MSc, PhD), or
- UK NVQ/SVQ at level 4 or 5 in an appropriate subject
- UK Construction Skills Safety Scheme (CSCS/ECS) Platinum Card.
We’ll accept these qualifications with a current CV showing your experience working at graduate level.
- Postgraduate diploma, professional qualification or certification
- Other Honours degrees, higher degrees in a relevant subject such as physics or mathematics
- CISCO systems CCNA, CCNP or CCIE
- City & Guilds 2391.
We’ll also accept these qualifications with a current CV showing your work experience (between two to 12 years) and work at graduate level.
- UK Foundation degree in an appropriate subject
- UK HND/HNC in technology
- City and Guilds 236 (electrical installation).
You should have experience on or as:
- Graduate Training Scheme or Postgraduate research/study for Masters or PhD
- Qualified Teacher (QT), FE or HE lecturer responsible for science, mathematics, IT, engineering, design or technology
- Qualifying supervisor in electrical installation (as defined by ECA, NICEIC, NAPIT, STROMA)
- Military trainer (non-commissioned)
- Industrial trainer
- UK government engineer or technologist, grades B, C or D
- Armed Forces – commissioned officers, non-commissioned officers at Warrant Officer or equivalent
- IT analyst
- Consultant or self-employed contractor working in graduate levels client-side
- Manager or self-employed contractor responsible for managing budgets, staff, contracts
- Manager, senior manager or director of an SME, or
- Authorised person or inspector with legal responsibility or liability for inspecting and approving safety-critical systems or equipment.
Technician Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (TMIET)
Our membership category for professional technicians, you’ll need to show you have the following when you apply:
Ideally, you’ll have:
- UK Foundation degree
- UK HNC/HND
- UK National Diploma
- UK Advanced Modern Apprenticeship
- City & Guilds Higher Professional Diploma in Engineering
- City & Guilds 236/2360 parts, 1, 2 and C (electrical installation or similar)
- Level 3 in UK National Qualification Framework (NQF)
- Level 6 in the Scottish Qualifications and Credit Framework (SQCF)
- UK Construction Skills Safety Scheme Certification Scheme (CSCS/ECS) Gold Card.
You should have experience on or as a:
- Service Engineer
- Electronics instructor
- Repair and routine maintenance activity
- Fault diagnosis and rectification
- Diagnostic testing using defined procedures
- Supervisor or site supervision of craftsmen or tradesmen
- Installation and maintenance electrician, or electrical contractor
- Sole trader
- Design and installation of small-scale domestic layouts
- Completing a work-based learning route approved by a licensed professional engineering institution
- Completing a recognised technician apprenticeship accredited by an industry association or major employer, or
- Completing a monitored training programme which has achieved recognised standards, assessed by a qualified professional engineer or body.
Interested in becoming a Technician Member of the IET? Get started today.
Ready to join?
If you meet the criteria, you can apply online today. Make sure you upload your CV, qualification certificates and any other relevant documents to help boost your application.
What to do if you don’t have the qualifications:
Don’t worry! You’ll need to give us a bit more information so we can assess your experience and you’ll need to ask a supporter to co-sign your application and complete the supporter inquiry form below.
Your supporter will need to confirm that you’ve got the knowledge you need to be a member of the IET, so you should ask someone close to you professionally like your employer, another member of the IET or someone else who knows you in a work capacity. If you don’t think you’ll be able to find someone suitable to support your application, contact us for advice on the best way to proceed.
What happens when you join?
Once your application has been approved, it’s time to celebrate and start using your designatory letters (MIET or TMIET) after your name. Add them to your CV and your professional profiles to make sure that your job applications stand out and your skills are recognised by your current and future employers.
For more information on how to use them correctly, see our guide.