The following is some general information on different classes of members in the HKIE. For the detail requirements to join a particular class of member, please refer to the relevant information booklets and information sheets which can be downloaded under the heading "Downloads". There are Corporate Members and other membership classes in the Institution. Corporate Members have the right to vote on matters relating to the governance of the Institution. Some members may use designatory letters after their names.
Fellow - FHKIE
Fellow is a senior Corporate Member who:
is usually at least 35 years of age, and
has achieved positions of responsibility to which he/she has brought superior knowledge and practice in an engineering discipline.
Member - MHKIE
Member is a qualified professional engineer who has:
attained the age of 25,
obtained an accredited/recognised degree or the equivalent in an acceptable engineering discipline,
received adequate training,
had sufficient responsible experience, and
successfully completed the Institution's Professional Assessment or the equivalent.
A person who is not necessarily an engineer, but is in a position of responsibility comparable with that of the class of Member, in a profession related to engineering.
Associate Member - AMHKIE
Associate Member is an engineering technologist who has:
attained the age of 23,
obtained a Higher Diploma or Higher Certificate accredited/recognised by the Institution, or an acceptable equivalent in a recognised engineering or technological discipline,
received adequate practical training,
had appropriate responsible experience, and
successfully completed the Institution's Assessment Interview.
Candidate with Higher Diploma needs to have a minimum of three years' experience. Higher Certificate holder needs to have a minimum of four years' experience.
have obtained an accredited honours degree or an acceptable equivalent in a recognised engineering or technological discipline (See Membership booklet M3, Section 2.) ; or
have obtained an accredited / recognized higher diploma, higher certificate, associate degree or an acceptable equivalent in a recognized engineering or technological discipline; and
have completed or are undertaking a programme of practical training.
Student member is a person undertaking or has completed an engineering programme accredited/recognised by the Institution; this may be an engineering Degree or a Higher Diploma or a Higher Certificate.
A membership grade open to either non-engineers who have a special interest in one field of engineering or someone waiting to enter another class of membership.
All members of the Institution are bound by its Rules of Conduct, a code of practice and ethics which governs how an engineer behaves towards the profession and the public.
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