Membership Levels & Pricing
AME/SME Reciprocal Membership
High School Educator
High School Student
SME's professional members ranging from manufacturing engineers, practitioners, educators and researchers are involved in all aspects and levels of manufacturing. Your expertise sets you apart from others in manufacturing.
A graduate with an associate or bachelor’s degree in science or engineering from an accredited school.
A person with a minimum of four years of experience in activities contributing to the realization of manufactured products or to the support of such enterprises in industry, government or education.
A professional in a manufacturing enterprise or one serving manufacturing.
One-Year Membership: $138
Two-Year Membership: $248.50
Three-Year Membership: $352
SME offers a discounted rate for retirees and unemployed individuals. SME members who achieve Life (LSME), Honorary (HSME) and Fellow (FSME) status receive dues-free membership. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
At this point in your life, it’s time to focus your ambition, be goal-oriented and, most importantly, prepare for what’s ahead after you graduate. Get a head start now as an SME Postsecondary Member and make inroads in manufacturing.
To qualify for a postsecondary student membership, an undergraduate or graduate student must:
Be working toward the completion of an academic credential in good standing at a technical institution, college or university pursuing degrees in manufacturing or a related field.
Be registered with full or part-time status based on the institution’s regulations (a minimum of six credits per semester are required to qualify for part-time status).
Be enrolled in either a traditional or nontraditional educational program.
Participating in a co-op work terms, practicum and/or thesis research terms (optional).
SME and AME (the Association for Manufacturing Excellence) have joined forces to offer discounted rates and the full range of benefits for both organizations to you, the continuous improvement practitioner. AME is the premier organization for the exchange of knowledge in enterprise excellence. Members come together to explore lean thinking and other enterprise improvement methods, exchange best practices and network to advance their careers and improve the competitiveness and overall value of their organizations.
SME offers unique opportunities for Corporate Members. Working closely with you and your company, we will customize your membership based on your company's overall needs. Our program connects companies to thousands of professionals within all disciplines of manufacturing, expanding your organization’s access, expertise and engagement.
If your employer has agreed to be an SME corporate member, click the Employee Membership button and complete your employee application. To receive your employee discount, be sure to include the special promotional code provided to you by your employer.
If you are unsure whether your employer is a corporate member, or if you are interested in a corporate membership, please contact:
Ralton Emory, Member and Industry Relations Manager, at 865.248.4913 or email@example.com
Zachary Zichi, Member Relations Manager, at 313.425.3262 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 3,600 scientific and technical programs at 700+ institutions in 29 countries. SME members serve as program evaluators for manufacturing technology and manufacturing engineering programs.
High school educators are instrumental in changing the lives and career paths of their students. SME has the resources you need to help your students explore lucrative careers and advanced technologies that only manufacturing has to offer.
Prepare for a challenging, rewarding and lucrative career in manufacturing. Thousands of manufacturing jobs go unfilled each year due to a lack of skilled workers. Get ahead of the pack and start working on your future now as a high school student member.
This membership level is available to high school students who are:
13 years of age or older.
Enrolled at a secondary educational institution.
Participating in either a traditional or nontraditional educational program.
Involved in a co-op work term, practicum, apprenticeship and/or internship program (optional).