Get access to a variety of resources and support to help you prepare for your career. You can also use the post-nominals “SIMarEST”, showing potential employers your early commitment to your personal development.


Student membership is free and available to all students, cadets, apprentices and trainees (regardless of what or where you are studying) for the duration of your studies.

Student membership lasts until the date of your graduation. At the end of your studies, you will have the option of upgrading to Associate Membership of the IMarEST.

Is my degree accredited?

Graduates with accredited degrees have a distinct advantage when applying for Professional Registration. The IMarEST accredits academic courses in marine engineering, science and technology.

Continuing Professional Development

As soon as you graduate, you are eligible to apply for our five year Career Development Pathway (AMIMarEST). Graduates pay a reduced fee while benefitting from Associate Membership for five years. 

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Membership benefits

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