Professional Membership

Professional Membership Types & Costs

SWE offers many different kinds of professional memberships, each tailored to our members’ unique needs at different stages of their engineering careers.

Download the SWE Professional Member Flyer here.

  • Access to a community of engineers both globally and locally
  • Professional Development via SWE’s AdvanceLearning Center and Conferences
  • Leadership Training and Experience
  • Networking
  • K-12 Outreach Volunteer Opportunities
  • Diversity Training
  • Career Management
  • Local Support via local SWE Affiliates & Sections
  • SWE Annual Conference and WE Local Conferences
  • Award-winning SWE Magazine

View the available professional membership types below to determine which type meets your specific needs before joining SWE

All membership purchases are non-refundable

Membership Type Description Price
Standard Professional Full or part-time employees working as an engineer or in a STEM field. $100*
Recent Graduate University graduates with graduation dates within the past 24 months and are now working or looking for employment. $50*
Unemployed or Retired The reduced rate will be automatically generated based on the answers you provide in the application. $50*
Associate Full or part-time employees who are NOT working as an engineer or in a STEM field but support the Society’s mission. $100*
K-12 Educator 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. $20
Life Professional membership for life. A one-time donation of  $2,000 or an installment donation plan of four annual $500 donations.

Take advantage of a reduced joint membership rate when you join both SWE and one of these two professional organizations: American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, Inc. (NOGLSTP), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).

*Only available April 15 – December 31.

SHPE – $125*

AISES – $120*

NSBE – $127.90*

NOGLSTP – a coupon code will be provided to use after membership has been purchased. 


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).

Discounts range from 50%-67% and are automatically applied to your membership at check out. No coupon is needed!

Discount is taken off of Standard professional rate of $100

NOTE: SWE membership is open to all genders. All SWE memberships coincide with the SWE fiscal year that runs from July 1 – June 30**, and early renewal/join begins every April. All membership purchases are non-refundable.

*New professional members pay a $20 application fee.
**Membership terms are of differing lengths for professional multi-year memberships, Life Membership, and C2C (collegiate to career) memberships.
***All membership purchases are non-refundable