Senior Member

Becoming a Senior Member

Being a Senior Member does not mean you are old. It means you are  technically competent.

You have to ask to be rated a Senior Member, and the Admissions and Advancement Committee sits 8 or 9 times a year to consider the applications.


  • 10 years working experience (university counts for 3 years)
  • Write up of a significant achievement, or skill developed over 5 years
  • 3 reference letters from current Senior Members or Fellows
  • Completed application*

*Hint: If you let the Section executive know you are interested before starting an application, they can usually nominate you; which counts as one reference, so you only need two reference letters.

Hint: Many people have no idea which of their work associates are Senior Members; the Section executive has a list of Senior Members. They can let you see it, but because of the privacy act they can’t give you a copy.

Contact John Harris for more information.

Benefits of Senior membership

  • Recognition: The professional recognition of your peers for technical and professional excellence.
  • Senior Member plaque: All newly elevated Senior members receive an engraved Senior Member plaque to be proudly displayed for colleagues, clients, and employers to see. The plaque, made of fine wood with bronze engraving, is sent within six to eight weeks after elevation.
  • Complimentary Society Voucher: You may use this voucher to join one new IEEE Society.


Senior Member Website Senior Member

Requirements Website Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions FAQs

Senior Member Application and Reference Senior Member portal

(Page updated 2020-Sep-12)