Am I eligible? All engineers with the support of 3 sponsors are eligible to apply for Fellowship. You must be nominated for both Honorary and Distinguished Fellowships, and only existing Fellows are eligible.

Membership Perks

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Respected by all

Being a Fellow or Distinguished Fellow means you’re well respected throughout the industry, and by the public. Being acknowledged as an esteemed industry expert is priceless.
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Expert in the field

We look to our Fellows to review policies, judge on panels and provide their expertise and opinions on advisory committees. You’ll make a difference by contributing your time, knowledge, and skills to the profession.

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Grow the profession

A new generation of engineers need mentors to look up to and emulate. As a Fellow, you’re able to change the face of the industry by nurturing and inspiring young and passionate professionals. This is your chance to give back to the profession.

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Establish your credibility

The industry needs more experts like you. With your membership post nominal, you’ll establish yourself as a leader. You open yourself up to new career opportunities when you’re known in the industry. With FEngNZ or DistFEngNZ after your name, people will know you’re committed to engineering.

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A Fellow is an engineer who makes significant contributions to the engineering profession. You must apply to be a Fellow. If you’re doing incredible work in your field, we want you to apply.

Distinguished Fellow

A Distinguished Fellow is a Fellow who makes eminent contributions to engineering and advancing the profession. They are nominated by peers and appointed by the Board on recommendation from the Distinguished Fellowships Panel.

Honorary Fellow

An Honorary Fellow is an exceptional person committed to supporting and advancing the fields of engineering, technology, or science. Honorary Fellowships are decided on and presented by the Board, and do not cost an annual fee.


Read our Fellowship guidelines and Distinguished Fellowship guidelines to help with your application.

  • October  – Applications/nominations open from 1-31 October
  • November–January – Applications/nominations evaluated
  • February – Successful applicants/nominees contacted
  • March – Fellowships awarded

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Download the Fellow application form
Download the Distinguished Fellow nomination form


  • Commits annually to the Code of Ethical Conduct and continuing professional development.


Fellow – $575.00

Distinguished Fellow – $575.00

Honorary Fellow – free

If you're overseas, on a career break, or retired, you can apply for a discounted rate.

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Become a Fellow

Fellowship is an honoured class of membership recognising highly experienced professionals who have made a huge impact on engineering in New Zealand.

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