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why join ieee?

engineers collaborating When you join IEEE, you join a community of over 425,000 technology and engineering professionals united by a common desire to continuously learn, interact, collaborate, and innovate. IEEE Membership provides you with the resources and opportunities you need to keep on top of changes in technology; get involved in standards development; network with other professionals in your local area or within a specific technical interest; mentor the next generation of engineers and technologists, and so much more.


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Gain Expertise and Open Career Doors

IEEE houses an unrivaled network of professionals, experts, and advisors that can help shape your career, offer resources to acquire new skills, advance your professional development, and provide numerous opportunities for involvement, recognition, and reward.

Stay Current and Get Ahead
Membership grants you access to the largest library of electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics technical literature as well as the latest technology trends, industry news, and events.

Build a Network
Collaborate with IEEE colleagues and member groups, online or in person, to build a support group for your profession, industry, or project. 



IEEE members can take advantage of exclusive and discounted pricing on insurance and a variety of products and services (where available) that can add up to substantial savings.


Expand your personal network with colleagues who share your expertise and commitment. Participate in your local IEEE Section or join IEEE Societies or affinity groups focused to your area of specialty or interest.


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Qualifications and dues

Join IEEE today and receive all of the benefits of membership through 31 December 2016.


Professional Membership is open to individuals who by experience give evidence of competence in an IEEE designated field. The designated fields are: Engineering, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Physical Sciences, Biological and Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Technical Communications, Education, Management, and Law and Policy. 

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A Student/Graduate Student member must carry at least 50% of a normal full-time academic program as a registered undergraduate or graduate student in a regular course of study in IEEE designated fields. The total cumulative period for a member to hold the Student member grade and/or the Graduate Student member grade is limited to eight years.

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  • IEEE Collabratec™

    IEEE Collabratec is an integrated online community where technology professionals can network, collaborate, and create—all in one central hub.

  • GoogleApps@IEEE exclusive for members

    At no additional cost, members have access to ad-free Gmail, Google Drive, Google+, and Picasa, as well as:

    • A unique IEEE email address

    • 30 gigabytes of shared storage

  • Grow with IEEE MentorCentre

    Online mentoring partnerships for professional development, enrichment, and growth.

    • Connect with IEEE professionals locally and globally

    • Global community from which to select a mentor

  • Technical Publications

    Stay current with discounted access to cutting-edge journals, ebooks, magazines, and other publications.



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Membership and testimonial videos

Dr. Theodore Sizer, IEEE Senior member, talks about the research and collaboration opportunities he values as an IEEE member.







Gertjan Van Stam, IEEE Senior member, discusses how the IEEE community plays a role in his engineering career.



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