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 or AISES||Take advantage of a reduced joint membership rate when you join both SWE and one of these two professional organizations: The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), 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 - $110*
|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