Membership Grades


The SAE-A offers graded membership, where new applicants will be assigned a grade based on skills, qualifications and experience.

  • Get a competitive edge as an active and informed member of the engineering industry.
  • As a busy professional, depend on SAE to brief you on important industry trends, new legislative rulings and advances in technology.
  • Receive exclusive engineering publications and latest news as well as professional development opportunities to keep you up to date.
  • Have you thought about how you can help further the profession through contributing your ideas to our committees and divisions?
  • Members can also unlock substantial discounts on training and events where you can enhance your industry networks to promote your career.





Fellow (F SAE-A)

Members who have experience in leading major engineering developments or activities, or have had an extensive career in positions of responsibility in engineering

Member (M SAE-A)

Professionals in the mobility industry who have been practicing for a minimum of 5 years (qualification dependent)

Associate Member (AM SAE-A)

New engineers or technicians holding an engineering, science or mechanical degree or diploma

Associate Member -T (AM-T SAE-A)

Trade and technically qualified professionals with TAFE or equivalent certificate

Affiliate (AFF SAE-A)
Ungraded Membership

Persons engaged or interested in mobility engineering who do not wish to be graded.  Affiliates are unable to vote, be involved in standards development or nominate for Chair or Treasurer roles within the Society.

Student (S SAE-A)

Applicants who are engaged in full time courses of study including apprenticeships.  Required for students wishing to compete in Formula SAE-A.