Professional Member (MIMMM)

The Professional Member grade can be applied for as a standalone or with registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) from the Engineering Council; a Chartered Scientist (CSci) from the Science Council; and/or a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) with the Society for the Environment.

It requires an accredited Level 7 qualification such as a Master’s degree or an equivalent package of qualifications in a relevant engineering, science or technology subject, coupled with 4 to 5 years training and responsible experience.

Those who commenced their degree studies before 1999 may apply for this grade and/or CEng registration with an accredited Level 6 qualification such as a Bachelor's degree or equivalent package of qualifications in a relevant engineering, science or technology subject, coupled with 4 to 5 years training and responsible experience.

Those who do not possess the necessary level of qualifications may still apply for this grade with Chartered registration through either the Technical Report Route (CEng) or the Equivalance Route (CSci and CEnv).

Professional Members are usually expected to exercise independent technical judgement in both practical experience and the application of engineering or scientific or environmental principles. They will be innovative in technical matters through the activities of materials and natural resources selection, application, development, research and manufacturing technology. In addition they will normally have responsibility for the management or mentoring or guidance of technical staff and other resources. This may be directly in a line managament role, or through a matrix management system or a supply chain.

Understanding the requirements and the process

Potential applicants should consult one or both of the following guides depending on their circumstances:

Guide to MIMMM with CEng, CSci & CEnv
This explains the application process and documentation that needs to be submitted, including examples. It also includes the Competency and Commitment requirements for MIMMM, CEng, CSci and CEnv.

Guide to the Technical Report Route (TRR)
Intended for individuals wishing to apply for CEng and who do not hold a Masters' degree, pre-1999 commenced Bachelor's degree or equivalent package of qualifications.

Individuals wishing to apply for CSci or CEnv and not holding a Masters' degree or equivalent package of qualifcations may do so through the Equivalence Route (EQR), and should contact the Membership Department for further details and guidance.

Making an application

Membership Application Form
All applicants are required to submit a completed Professional Grade application form in addition to the documentation detailed in the guide.  There are different forms for new and existing members of IOM3 and you must ensure that you complete the correct one.

Referee support
Applications must be supported by two referees who have known the applicant for a minimum of 2 years.

You can download the appropriate application form and referee pro forma at the bottom of the page.

If you have any queries about the application process, please contact us by using our online enquiry form or by telephone on + 44 (0)1782 221717.