SWE Membership Types & Benefits

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To become a member, create an account on the member portal by registering here. Once your account has been created, go through the join application to select and purchase your preferred membership type.

For renewing members, please log into the member portal using the email address associated with your SWE membership.

Membership Types & Pricing

SWE membership is open to all genders. All SWE memberships coincide with the SWE fiscal year that runs from July 1 – June 30, unless noted differently below, and early renewal/join begins every April. 

A SWE collegiate membership is an awesome way to prepare for a successful engineering career. As a member, you are part of a community of peers with access to exceptional tools, scholarships, training, leadership development, and networking.

Membership types and pricing are below:

  • 1 fiscal year standard collegiate membership. Annual membership for college students majoring in engineering or a STEM field.
    • Cost: $20/fiscal year
  • Collegiate to Career (C2C). One-time membership payment will last throughout a member’s college career and one additional year of professional membership after graduating. All students are required to have an expected graduation date on their account.
    • Cost: 1 time payment of $50

SWE offers many different kinds of professional memberships, each tailored to our members’ unique needs at different stages of their engineering careers. All new memberships include a one time $20 application fee in addition to the membership cost and are valid for 1 SWE fiscal year, except for Life membership.

Membership types and pricing are below:

  • Standard professional membership. Full or part-time employees working as an engineer or in a STEM field.
    • Cost: $100/fiscal year
  • Associate membership. A person who supports the goals of the Society but does not qualify for membership under any of the aforementioned grades is eligible for the grade of associate. Associates shall not have the right to serve on the senate or board of directors.
    • Cost: $100/fiscal year
  • Full-time K-12 Educators are offered a special reduced membership rate. This rate will be automatically generated by completing the online Join application based on the answers you provide. More information can be found in the More About How K-12 Educators Can Get Involved tab below.
    • Cost: $20/fiscal year
  • Life Membership. Professional membership for life. You can download a Life Member Flyer & Contract here or learn more about how to become a life member here.
    • Cost: A one-time donation of $2,000 or an installment donation plan of four annual $500 donations.
  • Recent Graduate membership. University graduates with graduation dates within the past 24 months and are now working or looking for employment.
    • Cost: $50/fiscal year
  • Retired or Unemployed membership. A reduced rate will be automatically generated based on the answers you provide in the application for members in this group.
    • Cost: $50/fiscal year

To make SWE membership accessible and available at an equitable price point, SWE provides extensive discounts to individuals from a list of over 180 countries in regions where there is a significant economic variance from the United States (where SWE is headquartered).

Learn more about SWE Global Membership here

Employer-Sponsored Membership (ESM) is a cost-effective opportunity to support many employees by providing SWE memberships. This program increases global access for engineers, technologists, and employers to SWE’s programs and services.

ESM includes up to 200 SWE memberships, which offer access to professional development resources, a community of like-minded members to network with, and discounts at SWE events. Please contact strategicpartnerships@swe.org for more information.

SWE HQ staff reviews the member roster on an annual basis and automatically updates members who qualify for Senior Membership. SWE Members can view their Senior Member status in their SWE Member Portal. Members who believe they qualify for Senior Membership may submit proof of their credentials along with their SWE ID to membership@swe.org for review.  

A SWE member is eligible for Senior Membership in accordance with the SWE bylaws, which can be found on the About page of swe.org: 

A person who is or has been actively engaged in engineering work is eligible, if one of the following criteria is met at the time of application for admission or advancement:

  • a. Holds a baccalaureate or advanced degree in engineering, engineering technology, or a science related to engineering and has at least ten years of engineering experience; or 
  • b. Has at least fifteen years of engineering experience, indicating engineering competency and achievement.

Any member who has received the SWE Achievement Award shall be automatically made a senior member, except that of a fellow of the Society shall retain the fellow grade.

More About Our Joint Member Partners

SWE has partnered with AISES, NSBE, Out to Innovate, and SHPE to provide current  FY24 SWE members a discount for membership to each of these organizations. SWE members can get a 25% discount code for AISES, NBSE, and SHPE memberships and a 20% discount code for Out to Innovate. Effective FY24, SWE members will receive discount codes for all four organizations throughout the year via email or you can reach out to membership@swe.org. Learn more about each organization and the discount amount by clicking the organization name below. 

If you’ve joined one of these four organizations first, you can also get a 25% discount code for an SWE 1-year professional or 1-year collegiate membership by emailing membership@swe.org with a copy of your current membership receipt from the associated organization. The joint membership discount is not applicable to other discounts or pricing structures SWE may offer. 

The American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) is a national, nonprofit organization that nurtures community building by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values. AISES provides opportunities for American Indians and Native Alaskans to pursue studies in science, engineering, and technology arenas through its educational programs. The AISES mission is to substantially increase American Indian and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science, and other related technology disciplines. For more information, visit www.aises.org.

Joint Discount Information: SWE members can receive 25% off professional membership – collegiate membership at AISES is free.

Out to Innovate (formerly known as NOGLSTP – National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals) was founded in 1979 and is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Out to Innovate empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allies in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and all related fields by providing education, advocacy, scholarship, professional development, networking, outreach, and peer support. Learn more at https://oti.memberclicks.net

Joint Discount Information: SWE members can receive 20% off an annual membership to Out to Innovate.

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Inc., abbreviated oSTEM, is a 501 non-profit professional society dedicated to LGBTQ+ individuals within the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics community. https://www.ostem.org/

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has more than 500 chapters and nearly 16,000 active members in the U.S. and abroad. The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the United States. NSBE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1975, supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students and technical professionals in engineering and technology. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.” www.nsbe.org

Joint Discount Information: Coming soon!

SASE is dedicated to the advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers in education and employment so that they can achieve their full career potential. https://www.saseconnect.org/

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) is a non-profit, social-technical organization and publisher of SHPE Magazine. Founded in 1974, it serves affiliated chapters across seven regions. SHPE fulfills its mission to promote “the development of Hispanics in engineering, science, and other technical professions to achieve educational excellence, economic opportunity, and social equity” through initiatives in technical education, business and government policy, programs, and more. For more information, visit www.shpe.org.

Joint Discount Information: SWE members can receive 25% off SHPE’s Professional, Associate, Graduate, and Undergraduate memberships.

Benefits of Being a Member of SWE

  • Advocate for the advancement of women in engineering and technology through our public policy and advocacy work
  • Utilize program development and Outreach support to help you cultivate your leadership skills and plan events to inspire the next generation of women engineers
  • Discuss experiences, concerns, and stories on forums to foster diversity and inclusion in our Affinity Groups.
  • Discover a support system of peer groups, advisors, and industry leaders through our global and local events.
  • Take advantage of networking opportunities with practicing women engineers and collegiates.
  • Attend scheduled meetings that allow you to get advice from fellow members and establish lifelong friendships

Your membership at SWE sets you apart as an educator who creates a learning environment that is inclusive of diversity for the next generation of engineers and technologists. We hope you join our educator community and invite your colleagues to do the same (feel free to share our SWENextEd Membership Flyer with those you think are interested).

SWE sends regular K-12 educator newsletters throughout the year and has an Educator Facebook Group.

SWE advocates to federal lawmakers around the importance of adequate funding for STEM education:

SWE provides recent research on the importance of supporting girls in their pursuit of engineering and technology education:

Many SWE members turn to their employers for financial relief of some of the costs associated with serving in a SWE leadership role. Download these resources to help you approach your employer to ask for their support and show them how being with SWE can be mutually beneficial!

Find out more information on Workplace Groups here