SEE Collaborative Membership Arrangements

In collaboration with Engineering Council the Society has entered into Registration Arrangements with several other Societies, not themselves Licensed Members of Engineering Council.


Under this arrangement suitably qualified members can be admitted through to the appropriate part of the Engineering Council register. Registration obtained in this way means that the registrant remains a full member of his/her institution whilst, at the same time, having Registration through with the SEE.


This provides benefit to the collaborating Societies by increasing the membership services that they can offer.


The Societies participating in this arrangement are listed below. Any members of these organisations interested in registration with Engineering Council should approach their Society for details of the scheme.

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ACostE (The Association of Cost Engineers)

The major objectives of the Association are to promote Cost Engineering as a recognised discipline of engineering technology, to provide means of developing, exchanging and disseminating standards, methods and data relating to Cost Engineering and to provide recognised standards of attainment in the practice of Cost Engineering.


The major objectives include:

To promote Cost Engineering as a recognised discipline of engineering technology.

To provide means of developing, exchanging and disseminating standards, methods and data relating to Cost Engineering.

To provide recognised standards of attainment in the practice of Cost Engineering.

To setup and maintain proper standards of professional conduct and ethics of its members in the practices of Cost Engineering.

To hold, promote or support meetings and distribute literature and information in pursuit of its objectives.

To co-operate with other bodies in the UK and elsewhere having objects cognate with those of the Association and to liaise with similar bodies for the purpose of the reciprocal exchange of information.

To encourage social activities among members.


The Association of Cost Engineers                                     

Lea House

5 Middlewhich Road


Cheshire, CW11 1XL

Tel: 01270 764798

Fax: 01270 766180

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BSSM (British Society for Strain Measurement)

The BSSM is a non profit-making scientific and educational organisation established to advance the knowledge of strain measurement, stress analysis and related areas of experimental mechanics. The BSSM aims to: 

provide a forum for the exchange of information in strain measurement and related technologies.

promote and encourage training and certification in strain gauge application.

facilitate specialist conferences and technical exhibitions.

provide a forum for publishing research, reviewing developing equipment and products in the Society’s journal Strain.

British Society for Strain Measurement

38 Park Road North

Bedford, MK41 7RH, UK

Tel/fax: 0845 166 8382

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The Institute Of Concrete Technology

The Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT) aims to promote concrete technology as a recognised engineering discipline and to enhance the professional status of practising concrete technologists. The ICT is a Professional Affiliate of ENGINEERING COUNCIL and has signed a joint membership agreement with the Society of Environmental Engineers allowing suitably qualified members of the ICT to progress to registration with ENGINEERING COUNCIL. The Institute was formed in 1972 and full membership is open to all those who have obtained the Diploma in Advanced Concrete Technology. The Diploma has achieved worldwide recognition as the leading qualification in concrete technology. The Institute sets high educational standards and requires its members to abide by its Code of Professional Conduct, thus enhancing the standing of the profession of concrete technologist.

It is the Institute policy to stimulate research and to promote communication between academic and commercial organisations. The ICT Annual Convention includes a Technical Symposium on a subject of topical interest that is well attended both by members and non-members. Many other technical meetings are held throughout the year.

The Institute is represented on a number of committees formulating National and International Codes and Standards and dealing with policy matters at the highest level. The Institute is also actively involved in the education and training of personnel in the concrete industry and those entering the profession of concrete technologist.

The Institute has offices in Camberley Surrey, where it is co-located with other concrete industry bodies such as The Concrete Centre, The British Cement Association and the Concrete Society.

The Institute of Concrete Technology

Riverside House

4 Meadows Business Park

Station Approach



Surrey GU17 9AB

Tel/Fax: 01276 37831

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ICorr (The Institute of Corrosion)

The Institute of Corrosion is a Learned Society and Registered Charity that has been serving the corrosion science, the technology and engineering management and the economic needs of individuals, academe and industry since 1959 in the fight against corrosion, which costs the UK around 4% of GNP per annum.

Key to this fight is the establishment and promotion of sound corrosion management practice, the advancement of cost effective corrosion control measures, and a sustained effort generally to raise corrosion awareness at all stages of design, fabrication and operation. The Institute is a member of the various UK and European bodies.

ICorr is a Professional Affiliate of ECUK and has signed a joint membership agreement with the Society of Environmental Engineers allowing suitably qualified Professional Members of ICorr to progress to Registration with ECUK.

The Institute's aims are as follows:

To advance the understanding of the science, technology and engineering practice of corrosion control and its sound management and economics.

To encourage the exchange of information and ideas on these subjects for the public benefit.

To action a wide variety of corrosion related events and co-operate in other activities with appropriate societies, organisations and Government Departments.

The Institute being a Learned Professional Body has a Code of Professional Conduct and a Continuing Professional Development Scheme.

Further information is available at our website.

Inst Corrosion

The Royal Photographic Society

The Royal Photographic Society, founded in 1854, is a Royal Chartered Body with Her Majesty The Queen as Patron.

The Society is the foremost photographic society in the world, founded when photography was in its infancy, and has been a leading force in its advancement ever since.

The aim of The Society is to promote excellence in the art and science of photography and enable its members to get more out of photography by helping them to meet other photographers, develop their skills, stay abreast of new developments and pursue their particular interests.

Offering Distinctions and a raft of Imaging Science Qualifications the Society has a long history of achievement in the science and technology of photographic development over the last 150 years.

Members who are holders of Imaging Science Qualifications or Distinctions in Science, can apply for Engineering Council registration through the Joint Membership arrangements with The Society of Environmental Engineers.

The Royal Photographic Society Fenton House

122 Wells Road

Bath, BA2 3AH

Tel: 01225 325733

Fax: 01225 448688

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The Safety and Reliability Society

The Safety and Reliability Society (SaRS), formed in 1980, represents professional scientists, engineers and technologists engaged in the fields of safety and reliability technology and engineering risk management. Members specialise in hazard identification, system failure (including human factors), failure consequences, risk assessment, risk acceptability, and safety management. The application of their skills is typically in high hazard industries; including nuclear, process, oil and gas, defence and rail, which are subject to safety case or licensing regimes where quantitative reliability and risk assessment is required to demonstrate safe operation.

Society members are drawn from a range of disciplines, with the common thread of the application of their skills in engineering and technology. Many are engineers who are registered with Engineering Council through their engineering institution, however many began as non engineers, or are engineers who have not pursued their original discipline, but whose knowledge and application makes them eligible for registration.

The Society has eight local branches, approximately 600 individual members and 30 affiliated companies. It produces a quarterly technical Journal and a monthly Broadsheet of information and news items. It holds one or more technical conferences or workshops each year, and is involved with the organisation of the biennial ARTS (Advances in Reliability Technology Symposium) Series and has taken a lead role in the Pan European ESREL (European Safety and Reliability) conference on the two occasions it has been held in the UK.

The Society is a Professional Affiliate of Engineering Council and is continually in the process of raising its profile and developing its policies and procedures. The time when the Society has the organisation and resources to become a Licensed Body, should it decide to pursue this route, is probably some way off. The agreement with SEE to progress SaRS members towards Registration via Joint Membership therefore provides a vital service to members by giving them a route to registration.


The Safety & Reliability Society
Hollinwood Business Centre,
Albert Street,
Greater Manchester,

Tel: 0161 393 8411

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The Institute of Materials Finishing
"To provide a focus for Surface Engineering and Finishing activities worldwide through the fulfilment of the technical, educational and professional needs at all levels for both the individuals and companies involved in the coatings industry."
To be an internationally recognised ‘partner’ within the surface engineering and finishing industry.

To promote and provide for the attainment of vocational, academic and professional qualifications appropriate to the needs of industry.

To provide regular U.K. and International publications for research and development, legislative and practical matters.

Continue to represent the professional interests and exceed the expectations of its members.

To be the first point of contact for all surface finishing enquiries and facilitate technical and professional networking.

To enhance the Institute's reputation for excellence in professional conduct.

To provide a trusted independent conduit for knowledge transfer throughout the supply chain of the surface engineering and finishing industry.

To attract industry and academic professionals to join and further increase the knowledge base.

To work in co operation with other institutes/bodies.

To promote the application of research and development within industry.

To influence legislative bodies' decision making, as this relates to industry standards and regulations.

To provide effective channels of communication through regular events and the Institute's web site

Institute Of Materials Finishing
Exeter House 
48 Holloway Head
B1 1NQ
Tel: 0121 622 7387

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The Institute of Explosives Engineers


To be the natural professional home for all involved in Explosives and Explosives Engineering.

To promote the occupational competency, education and professional standing of those who work with explosives and provide consultative facilities for organisations and government departments within the explosives field.


The Institute’s Mission is achieved by:

Providing an education, training and examination service to ensure the competence of members in their specialized fields of explosives technology, and for the continuing improvement of training and standards.


Becoming the managing organisation for National Occupational Standards for the Explosives Industry


Professional affiliation with the Engineering Council (UK) and now preparing the ground for those suitably qualified members to apply for Eng Tech, IEng or CEng status as appropriate.


The regular publication of a journal for the dissemination of articles on technical matters, a means of communication with Institute members, and as a public relations medium.


Developing and maintaining a professional website to provide on line communication with the public and members about the scope and nature of the organisation of the Institute, its activities and its membership.


Liaising and working in conjunction with legislative and regulatory bodies to ensure the practicability of control measures imposed on the activities of those whose work involves explosives.


Developing and maintaining an effective Secretariat, Council, Committee and Working Group structure, regional and overseas branches and other domestic and overseas professional links. These are designed to ensure prompt and efficient communications between the Institute, its members, and outside organizations and to provide facilities for regular meetings of members on both a formal and informal basis.


Institute of Explosives Engineers
Ground Floor, Unit 1
Greyfriars Business Park
Frank Foley Way
ST16 2ST

Tel: 01785 594 136

The Society of Environmental Engineers
SEE Crest Logo22 Greencoat Place

Tel: +44 (0) 207 630 2132