Membership of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects
Membership is open to everyone who is involved or interested in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures. There are classes of membership for those who are seeking professional recognition (Corporate Membership) and also for those studying or at the start of their careers, or who have a non-engineering involvement or interest in the maritime industry (Non-Corporate Membership).
Benefits of Membership
Corporate membership provides a professional qualification which is internationally recognised as demonstrating the achievement of the highest standards of professional competence and integrity. Membership also provides a wide range of benefits, including access to up-to-date technical information on developments in the international maritime industry through the Institution's publications and conferences, available free or at a reduced rate to members.
Membership Fees are paid annually or on election, at rates according to membership class and country group. Free or reduced rate membership is available to Student Members and Associate Members in full time education on a marine-related engineering course.
Registration Fees for members registered with the Engineering Council through the Institution are collected with Annual Membership Fees.
Registration with the Engineering Council
The Royal Institution of Naval Architects is a Nominated and Licensed Body of the Engineering Council. On gaining Corporate Membership, a member will be entitled to apply for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Engineering Technician (EngTech), depending on their academic achievements, professional development and experience.
Corporate Partner members of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects are companies or organisations in all sectors of the international maritime industry which have demonstrated their commitment to achieving and maintaining high professional standards in their employees.
The Institution publishes a range of IPD Log Books and Guidance Notes on professional development, application for Corporate Membership and Registration with the Engineering Council, and the accreditation of academic and training programmes.
Undergraduate and postgraduate students in full time education receive a range of benefits as members of the Institution, including sponsorship at Institution conferences, prizes and awards and the opportunity to meet with experienced members of the maritime industry.
Reciprocal Membership Agreements
The Institution has a number of reciprocal membership agreements with other societies.
For further details, contact the Membership Department at
Further Information about Membership
If you would like further information or guidance on which class of membership and registration you are qualified for, complete and submit the online Membership Enquiry Form or contact the Membership Department at