Membership Classes



Every candidate for election to the class of Honorary Member shall be a person, not being an engineer, has rendered noticeable service to the Institution or the profession of engineering or is eminent in engineering or in public service that admission of the candidate as Honorary Member would be in the interest of the Institution. A Honorary member shall be elected by the General Assembly, following nominations by the Governing Council. Every such election shall be announced at the subsequent Annual General Assembly.

Every candidate for election or transfer to the class of Fellow shall satisfy the Institution that: EITHER: That he/she:

  • Has been practicing for at least fifteen ( 15) years;
  • Has been a Corporate Member for a period of at least seven (7) years.
  • Has held a position of such responsibility for at least five years in the Science or Practice of engineering as in the opinion of the Council justifies his or her election by the General Assembly.
  • Has provided proven leadership and service of an engineering nature to the society.
  • Has rendered distinguished service to the Institution.
  • OR That he/she:
  • Has such knowledge of the science or practice of Engineering and has acquired such eminence in his or her profession that in the opinion of the Council his or her admission as a member would conduce to the interests of the Institution;
  • Is engaged in the science or practice of Engineering.
  • Is current on the register of Institution of Engineers Rwanda.
  • Is a Fellow of an Engineering Institution in Eastern Africa that has ratified theMutual Recognition Agreement as deposited at the EAC offices Arusha or any other Institution that has MRA with IER.

Every candidate for election or transfer to the class of Corporate Member shall satisfy the Institution, through its Governing Council, who may at their discretion call the candidate for interview, that he/she:

  • Has obtained the degree of a Bachelor of Engineering or its equivalent awarded by a University or School of Engineering approved for the purpose by the Institution;
  • Has passed the technical requirements and approved by the Institution to practice as an Engineer;
  • Had at least two (2) years adequate practical experience in the practice of engineering, engineering research or engineering education, preferably under a Fellow or Corporate Member of the Institution, or under a member of another institution recognised by the Institution, through its competent authority; provided that this period shall be in a position of responsibility;
  • To maintain a corporate Class he or she should attain the minimum allowable number of credit points in Continuous Professional Development assessmentor;
  • Is a Corporate member of an Engineering Institution in Eastern Africa that has ratified the Mutual Recognition Agreement signed by Rwanda;
  • His/her Country of origin has Mutual Recognition Agreement with Institution of Engineers Rwanda.
  • For a foreigner who is a professional shall only need to provide the current practicing certificates to be registered as a professional.

Every candidate for admission or transfer to the class of Graduate shall satisfy the Institution, through its Council that he or she:-

  • - Has obtained the degree of a Bachelors in Engineering or its equivalent awarded by a University or School of Engineering approved for the purpose by the Institution
  • - Has passed the technical requirements (technical report and interview) and approved by the Institution to practice as an Engineer.
  • - No person shall remain a Graduate after 5 years in this class
  • - Is registered with the Institution of Engineers Rwanda as a graduate member.

Every candidate shall be eligible for registration as an engineering technologist if that person is That he/she:

  • a holder of Advanced Diploma(A1) in Technology/ in Engineering or other qualifications from a recognised program of study for the course;
  • Has passed professional assessment conducted by the Institution of Engineers Rwanda.

Every candidate shall be eligible for registration as an engineering technician if that person is:-

  • a holder of a Certificate (A2) or any Prior Learning Recognition tests in Engineering from a recognised program of study for the course;
  • Has passed professional assessment conducted by the Institution of Engineers Rwanda.

Registration Process

10 days
Review of online application
submitted via
10 days
Response from admission
committee
10 days
Interview for those applying for being
professional engineers
10 days
Oath taking
Ceremony
10 days
Issuance of Certificate
The whole process takes 30 days
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