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Institutional Group Membership

SME's Institutional Group Membership is available to colleges, universities and technical institutes focused on engineering and manufacturing that are interested in providing their faculty and staff with access to SME’s rich resources and knowledge of manufacturing.

ABET Program Evaluation

SME is one of only 35 organizations that provides ABET with input on the more than 4,000+ scientific and technical programs at 750+ institutions in 32 countries. SME members serve as program evaluators for manufacturing technology and manufacturing engineering programs.


The yearly $750 fee provides five professional memberships for faculty, administrators and staff.

  • Employees at the same institution can join or renew at a special rate of $20 per year.
  • The membership covers all campuses of the same institution.
  • Individual student memberships are not covered nor this program related to the establishment of an on-campus student chapter. Students can join separately as postsecondary members.

Institutional Group Membership Inquiry


  • Ralton Emory, SME Member and Industry Relations Manager, at 865.248.4913 or