Student Membership

Student Membership is a great way to get involved and give yourself a head start for your future career. As the official body that represents engineers from all engineering disciplines in New Zealand, we’re here to support you at each stage of your career.

Why become a Student Member?

Gain insights into your future career

You’ll find out about all the important issues that are going to affect you as an engineer. Events, panel discussions and site visits hosted by professional engineers will give you practical insight into engineering.

Meet professional engineers and future employers

It’s about who you know, right? Attending Branch events brings you into contact with a range of engineers and employers from all disciplines. Quickly build your network for future job opportunities. Many events are free as part of your Student Membership.

Boost your CV by being an active Student Member of IPENZ

Learn and apply all kinds of skills as a Student Member. Help organise events, contribute to newsletters, give input on engineering issues, give presentations or do some public speaking. As a Student Member, you'll also automatically become a member of Student Engineers New Zealand (SENZ)

It’s free

It doesn’t cost a cent to join. Plus, you’ll receive our regular Student Direct e-newsletter and can put your name forward for our student award and scholarships.

Membership criteria

Student Membership is open to anyone enrolled in a recognised engineering qualification in New Zealand.

As a Student Member you’ll be upgraded to provisional Graduate Membership in the January after completing your undergraduate studies. Provisional Graduate Membership gives you a sampler of the many benefits of full Graduate Membership. Best of all, it’s free of charge until 30 June. The use of the post-nominal GIPENZ does not apply until you become a full Graduate Member.

Apply for Student Membership