Membership Rules and Fees

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1.0 MEMBERSHIP RULES

1.1 Classes of Membership The membership shall consist of:-

  • Honorary Members - Hon. M.
  • Fellows - F.
  • Members - M.
  • Associates - A.
  • Junior Members - J.M.
  • Affiliates - Affiliate
  • and shall use the abbreviations corresponding to the respective class of members as listed above.

1.2 Qualification for Membership

1.2.1 Honorary Members

Honorary Members shall be distinguished and eminent persons whose membership in the opinion of the Council add prestige to, or enhance the interests of the Society. Honorary Membership shall be conferred by the Council.

 1.2.2 Fellows

Every candidate for election or transfer to the class of Fellow shall satisfy the Council that he

  • is at least 35 years of age and
  • has academic qualifications equivalent to those required for election or transfer to the class of Member and
  • has made a significant technical contribution to the furtherance of the Society's objectives and
  • has held for not less than five years a superior position of professional responsibility in Naval Achitecture, Marine Engineering, Shipbuilding or in any other branch of the engineering profession which contributes in any way to marine technology.

 1.2.3 Members

Every candidate for election or transfer to the class of Member shall satisfy the Council that he:

  • is at least 25 years of age, holds a valid First Class Engineers Certificate of Competency awarded by the Marine Department, Singapore or equivalent recognised by the Council or has passed the final examination for a degree in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering or Shipbuilding in a University approved by the Council or an examination or examinations approved by the Council and has had not less than two (2) years of practical experience in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, Shipbuilding in a position of responsibility which satisfies the Council.
  • is at least 35 years of age and has attained a position of such responsibility in his profession, by his contribution to the science or practice of Naval Architecture, Shipbuilding, Marine Engineering, Marine Technology or Ship Operation as to qualify for admission as a Member.
  • or is at least 30 years of age, and has been an Associate Member for at least 5 years and has experience involving superior responsibility for at least 5 years in the design or execution of important work in Naval Architecture. Shipbuilding, Marine Engineering. Marine Technology or Ship Operation

1.2.4 Associates

Every candidate for election or transfer to the class of Associate shall satisfy the Council that he:

i)                    Is at least 23 years old and has received a suitable recognized technical education or holds a valid Class 2 Marine Engineer Officer Certificate of Competency awarded by the Marine Department, Singapore or equivalent recognized by the Council, and has such practical training and experience in Naval Architecture, Shipbuilding, Marine Engineering, Marine Technology or Ship Operation; which will contribute to the advancement of the objectives of the Society.

ii)                  Is at least 35 years of age and has acquired not less than 12 years of experience and responsibility in Naval Architecture, Shipbuilding, Marine Engineering, Marine Technology or Ship Operation so as to qualify for admission as an Associate Member.

1.2.5 Junior Members

a) Every candidate for election to the class of Junior Member shall satisfy the Council that he:

  • has attained the age of 17 years, but is not above the age of 25 years and

b) A Junior Member shall be required on reaching the age of 25 to apply for transfer to another class of membership. If no such application for transfer is made, or if having been duly made, it is not approved by the Council, the Junior Member's membership shall forthwith cease. In exceptional circumstances, as may be approved by the Council; the age for transfer may be raised to 29 years. Similarly, the age for entry may be raised to 27 years.

1.2.6 Affiliates

a) Every candidate for election or transfer to the class of Affiliate shall satisfy the Council that he:

i)                    is at least 25 years of age and

ii)                  has experience in any fields related to Naval Architecture, Shipbuilding, Marine Engineering, Marine and Offshore Technology, Nautical Science or Ship Operation.

1.3 Applications for Membership or Transfer

Every application for membership or for transfer shall be on a form approved by the Council, and shall be forwarded to the Honorary Secretary. Application forms shall be endorsed as follows:

  • For Fellow and Member by two Corporate Members.
  • For Associate Member, by one Corporate Member and at least one other member.
  • For Junior Member by one member. Junior Members are not eligible to endorse application forms for membership or for transfer

1.4 Entrance and Transfer Fees

Each Fellow, Member, or Associate Member, shall pay on election an entrance fee or not more than the current annual subscription for his class of membership and no further fee shall be payable on transfer from one class to another. No Junior Member shall be required to pay a fee on election to membership but on his transfer to a higher class shall pay a transfer fee equal to the current entrance fee for that class.

1.5 Annual Subscription

1.5.1 Annual subscription payable by various classes of members except Honorary Members shall be at rates determined by the Council from time to time.

1.5.2 The first subscription in every case shall be payable on election and all future subscriptions on the first day of January each year. Any member whose date of election falls within the last quarter of the year (Oct - Dec) shall have his first subscription deemed as subscription for the coming year.

1.5.3 Every member shall be liable for the payment of his annual subscription until he has signified to the Honorary Secretary in writing of his desire to resign, having previously paid all arrears, including a subscription for the year current at date of his notice, or until he has forfeited his right to remain in, or be attached to the Society.

1.6 Subscriptions In Arrears

1.6.1 Every person whose subscription is six months in arrears shall be reported to the Council, who shall direct applications to be made to him according to such forms as the Council may prescribe and in the event of its becoming one additional month in arrear, after such application. the Council shall have the power, after suitable remonstrance by letter in the form so provided of expelling the defaulter from the Society by erasing his name from the Roll.

1.6.2 Should the former member subsequently apply for re-election this shall not be entertained until the said former member shall have paid all subscriptions or monies owed by him to the Society.

1.6.3 Members who are 'Out of Contact' (See 10.1) and have subscriptions in arrears in excess of one year shall cease to be a member of the society.

1.7 Subscriptions on Retirement

A Fellow, Member or Associate Member aged 60 or over who has been a member for at least twenty years and who has retired and is no longer gainfully employed may, if he so desires, apply to have his annual subscription reduced to one-quarter the current subscription for his class of membership