Whether you are a student or early in your career, or a senior member of the community, INCOSE provides a level for your participation. INCOSE is open to individuals, corporations, other business entities, governmental agencies, not for profit organizations, and academic institutions.
- The Individual Membership year is an annual membership year that runs from the date joined.
- The Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) Membership is January 1-December 31.
LST-100 INCOSE Member Benefits Table
LST-101 INCOSE Membership Price List
Companies and institutions that work in and support systems engineering in government and commercial business sectors gain knowledge, access, influence, visibility, and contacts through membership in the Corporate Advisory Board. CAB Associates are eligible to receive limited benefits through their relationship with the CAB organization. The CAB organization email must be used in order to qualify for this CAB Associate account.
CAB Associates with an Active account AND who have never been an INCOSE Regular member, are eligible to join INCOSE as a Regular Member at a discounted Transition Fee. Please see the INCOSE Membership Price List for the current cost.
INCOSE maintains three categories of individual membership: Regular, Senior, and Student. You may select any category for which you are eligible. All members receive complimentary access to INCOSE publications of the SE Journal and INSIGHT. All members of INCOSE may also purchase hard copies of INSIGHT and Systems Engineering journal at a discounted rate for one membership year.
Systems engineering professionals from corporate management, government & program management, research & development, science and engineering, business development, and many more – gain technical knowledge, networking, access, and influence from an individual membership . Students studying to become systems engineers or advancing their expertise can benefit from a membership in INCOSE as well. Regular Membership dues include complimentary access to INCOSE publications of the SE Journal and INSIGHT, and members may purchase hard copies of INSIGHT and Systems Engineering journal at a discount.
Individual members qualify for the Senior category if they are at least 64 years of age the time of their membership renewal and have maintained their individual membership for the five membership years prior to applying for the Senior category. Senior members also receive a 50% discount on their registration and other program fees for the International Symposium, and a reduced registration fee for the International Workshop. Senior membership include complimentary access to INCOSE publications of the SE Journal and INSIGHT, and may purchase hard copies of INSIGHT and Systems Engineering journal at a discount.
Note: Those members who intend to seek Senior member status and take advantage of the discounted fees at the International Symposium must renew their membership prior to registering for the symposium. Senior member status must be confirmed by the Central Office before individuals can register at the discounted rate.
Members qualify for a Student category if they are enrolled in a university or college as a student seeking a degree, not employed more than 1/4 time outside the university in which they are enrolled, and their course load is at least 3/4 of full time as defined by that university. For example, if the full-time student course load is 4 per semester, then the student must be enrolled in 3 or more courses in order to qualify for the student membership rate.
When applying for CSEP or ESEP certification, only 3 months of work experience may be counted for each year during which an individual was an INCOSE student member.
Note: Proof of student status (letter from advisor confirming student enrollment and 3/4 time status) will be required with membership application in order to comply with the student member eligibility. Student members also receive reduced rates for the registration and program fees for the International Symposium. Student members do not have voting privileges in INCOSE elections. Student Membership include complimentary access to INCOSE publications of the SE Journal and INSIGHT, and may purchase hard copies of INSIGHT and Systems Engineering journal at a discount.
Depending on the Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) of the country in which you live, you may be eligible for a discount and receive complimentary access to INCOSE publications of the SE Journal and INSIGHT, and may purchase hard copies of INSIGHT and Systems Engineering journal at a discount. The President of INCOSE may designate residents of certain countries eligible for reduced annual member dues. A designation is valid for one membership year, and may be extended or cancelled by the President for each subsequent membership year. For residents of the countries designated by the President, members may, but are not required to, avail themselves of the stated discount.
An organization may provide membership in INCOSE for its own employees or members (hereafter referred to as designees) by making a single payment to INCOSE in the amount of the dues owed for all designees, and providing INCOSE with the name, address, phone number, and E-mail address for each designee. In accordance with INCOSE policy, memberships are not transferable to other individuals, but additional designees can be added with an accompanying payment. INCOSE will address all mailings directly to the designees, except for initial renewal notices which will be sent to the organization. INCOSE shall have the option to solicit membership renewals from those designees not renewed by the organization.