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
- 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
All membership purchases are non-refundable
|Standard Professional||Full or part-time employees working as an engineer or in a STEM field.||$100*|
|Recent Graduate||University graduates with a graduation date 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 mission of the Society.||$100*|
|K-12 Educator||Full-time K-12 educators are offered a special reduced membership rate.By completing the online Join application, this rate will be automatically generated based on the answers you provide.||$20|
|Life||A professional membership for life.||One time donation of $2,000 or an installment donation plan of four annual $500 donations.|
|Joint SHPE, NSBE, AISES or NOGLSTP||
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 - $116
|Global||SWE gives a 66% discount to members from low-income countries and a 33% membership discount to members from middle-income countries. Download: this chart lists countries that are middle-income or low-income. Use code LME at the checkout if your country is listed under low-middle economies. Use code LIE at checkout if your country is listed under low-income economies.||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