Membership Categories

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This membership offer is available to new members and
former members who have not held a membership in the last year.

Offer valid through 15 August 2016. 

Affiliate Membership

Designed for computer hardware, software and information technology professionals.  Affiliate members belong only to Computer Society and do not have access to IEEE benefits, including Spectrum Magazine.

Dues: $125 $62.50

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Higher Grade Membership

Members may join the Computer Society alone or in conjunction with IEEE. IEEE membership benefits include subscriptions to IEEE Spectrum and The Institute, access to IEEE technical and educational activities, and personal, financial, and insurance programs.

Qualifications for IEEE Membership
(one of the following):

  • Electrical engineer or computer scientist graduated from a recognized educational degree program.
  • A related degree plus three years applicable professional experience.
  • Six year applicable professional experience.
  • Interest in the technical fields of the IEEE (Associate Member level, no voting rights).

Dues: Computer Society Dues $56 $28 + IEEE Dues (vary from a high of $193 (United States) to a low of $149 (Latin America)).

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Student Membership (undergraduate and graduate)

Students must carry at least 50% of a normal full-time academic program in a regular course of study in a computer related field. The student member grade is limited to eight years.

  • Computer Society student dues includes full access to Computer Society Digital Library
  • Student members must belong to IEEE to join Computer Society

Dues with IEEE membership: US $8 $4 worldwide

Join both IEEE and Computer Society: North America US $40 $20. Outside North America US $35 $17.50

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IEEE Senior Membership

Computer Society members who are also regular (not associate or affiliate) members of the IEEE may apply for Senior Membership. The grade of Senior Member is the highest for which application may be made, and requires experience reflecting professional maturity. For admission or to transfer to Senior Member status, a candidate should be an engineer, scientist, educator, or technical executive in specific fields designated by the IEEE.

Candidates for Senior Member should have active professional practice for at least ten years and should be able to show significant performance over at least five of those years. This performance should include one or more of the following:

  • Substantial engineering responsibility or achievement.
  • Publication of engineering or scientific papers, books or inventions.
  • Technical direction or management of important scientific or engineering work with evidence of accomplishment.
  • Recognized contributions to the welfare of the scientific or engineering profession.
  • Development or furtherance of important scientific or engineering courses or a Recognized Education program.
  • Contributions equivalent to those of 1 and 5 above in areas such as technical editing, patent prosecution, or patent law, provided these contributions serve to advance progress substantially in IEEE designated fields.

Deadlines: Review Panels meet eight to ten times annually to review applications and/or nominations for election or elevation to Senior Member. Completed applications must be submitted at least ten days prior to the meeting date.

Below is a list of submission dates to be considered for each upcoming meeting: 9 March, 13 April, 11 May, 15 June, 13 July, 31 August, 9 September

For more information on Senior membership, contact IEEE Member Services at 1-800-678-IEEE or 1-732-981-0060.

IEEE Fellow Membership

Computer Society members who are also regular (not associate or affiliate) members of the IEEE may be elected to IEEE Fellow grade. The grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession and is conferred only by invitation by the Board of Directors. Fellow grade recognizes people of outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in IEEE designated fields and who have made important individual contributions to one or more of these fields. Normally, candidates for Fellow must hold Senior Member grade at the time of nomination and should be a member (of any grade) for a period of five years or more.



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