Professional Member (MIMMM)

Our Professional Member grade (MIMMM) recognises an individual's professional experience, knowledge and understanding in a technical discipline associated with IOM3.

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 relating to materials and natural resources in one or more of the following: exploration, extraction, processing, forming, selection, application, development, research, manufacturing, reuse, repurposing and recycling.

What are the requirements for this grade?

Applicants need to:

  • hold the minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, be it a BEng, BSc, BSc(Eng), BTech etc., or equivalent RQF Level 6/SCQF Level 9/10 qualification in a relevant engineering, science, technology or environmental subject.

  • have at least 4 years relevant working experience. This can include time spent completing a PhD.

If you do not have enough experience or the minimum qualification to apply for this grade, you might be eligible to apply for the grade of Associate Member (AIMMM). 

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How to apply for Professional Membership

In the first instance you will need to submit the following documents, and we will then take you through the application process.

  • a copy of your CV/resume.
  • a copy of your degree/qualification(s) certificates, unless these have previously been submitted to the Institute.

Submit documents for Professional Membership application


Applying for Professional Registration (Chartered qualifications)

If you are looking to apply for professional registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) or Chartered Scientist (CSci), you must already hold the IOM3 membership grade of MIMMM at the time of your application.

Find out more about professional registration


Minerals Reporting

IOM3 maintains a Register of Mineral Resources and Reserves Reporting (MRRR) practitioners. If you wish to be recognised by the Institute for the purposes of Minerals Reporting, please contact the Membership team. The process for recognition requires an interview.