Apply for membership

To apply for membership please download and complete the Membership Application Form and return to or contact us if you have any further queries.

Benefits of membership

Being a member of the world’s oldest organisation dedicated to mining and engineering provides an opportunity to be part of a diverse community of science and technology professionals’ as well as:

  • Invitations to our guest lecture series and CPD events,
  • Our monthly newsletter with information about contemporary mining and engineering as well as heritage events,
  • Invitation to the annual Institute dinner in partnership with the alumni of the Newcastle University Mining Society,
  • The opportunity to serve on our committees to shape the future of the Institute and of science and technology in the North East,
  • Invitation to the Institute’s annual sporting events,

In addition, Fellows and Members have voting rights on Institute issues and are entitled to use the postnominal FNEIMME and MNEIMME respectively.

Membership categories

Those with qualification or experience in mining, engineering, science or technology can apply for Fellow, Member and Associate as outlined below. Student and Affiliate memberships are available to a wider public.

Fellow (FNEIMME) Annual Subscription £45

Fellows must be over 30 years of age and either have professional qualifications or certifications in mining, engineering or a related field in science and technology as well as at least five years of relevant experience; OR, be someone whose position or attainments in science and technology warrant their election as a Fellow. This is at the decision of Council.

Member (MNEIMME) Annual Subscription £45

Members must be over 25 years of age and must be working towards the qualifications and experience needed to become a Fellow of the Institute. or a related field in science and technology

Associate Member Annual Subscription £45

Associate Members are persons no less than 23 years old who are engaged in mining, engineering or a related field in science and technology but do not have the experience needed to become a Member of the Institute.

Students Annual Subscription £10

Any person under 25 who is in full or part-time education in the process of qualifying for the profession of mining, engineering or a related field in science and technology, including those completing apprenticeships.

Affiliate Annual Subscription £45

Associate membership is open to any person who desires to promote and advance the science, history, research and practice of mining and engineering but who does not hold appropriate qualifications or experience for other membership categories.


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