Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is NSE

    NSE mean Nigerian Society of Engineers which is the umbrella of all engineering professions

  • How Many Branches does NSE have?

    64 Branches

  • How can I become a student member?

    STUDENT: Person must be undergoing a regular course of study in Engineering Science of duration not less than three years in a University or Technical Institution whose curriculum is approved by the Council in respect of Engineering Education.

  • How can I become a graduate member?

    Person must have undergone a regular course of study in Engineering Science of a duration not less than three years in a University or Technical Institution whose curriculum is approved by the Council, and completed such a course successfully, or satisfied the requirements of other Engineering Societies approved by the Council in respect of Engineering Education.

    Person is as at the time of admission engaged in the profession of engineering.

  • How can I become an associate member?

    Person must possess an academic qualification at the level of a University degree in the Sciences allied to engineering science, or other qualifications approved by the Council of the Society.

    Person must have been engaged on work related to the practice of engineering for a minimum period of five years.

  • When will the application for corporate membership be open?

    The application is open Twice in a year, i.e January for April Diet(intake) and June for September Diet(intake)

  • What is the difference between COREN and NSE?

    COREN is empowered to regulate the Practice of Engineering in all aspects and ramifications in Nigeria while NSE is dedicated to providing quality service aimed at enhancing professional competence and development of its members at all times.

  • I am Already a member of COREN, do I have to become a member of NSE too?


  • Will I write exam to become a member of NSE?

    Yes, If you have less than 10years experience

  • After joining NSE, do I have to apply for COREN too?


  • What is the Corporate Membership application fee?

    Category A1,A2,B1,B2- N20,000 Category C1 – N70,000, C2 - N120,000

  • Will I be paying dues after becoming a member of NSE?


  • If I don’t pay my dues what will happen to my membership?

    Your membership status will be inactive and you won't have access to what financial members have access to

  • What payment method are available?

    Online Payment, Bank Payment/Internet Transfer and Payment at NSE HQRS/LIAISON office

  • How many NSE branch can I join?

    Only one

  • Can I change my NSE branch if I change my location?


  • I study in Abroad, Can I become a member of NSE?


  • How do a corporate firm join NSE?

    By compling with the requirements and obtain form

  • How Can I upgrade my Membership Status?

    Member of any grade is expected to fill an application form for a particular membership grade level, however, there is no automatic upgrade to the next membership grade level

  • How can NSE help in getting Job?

    NSE Job Bureau has the mandate of linking up with all federal and states organization on possible vacancies, however, this is subject to notification by the intending employers

  • How can I be active in my Branch?

    You can be active by registering with the branch and by attending their monthly Branch meetings and activities including workshops, trainings and special assignment.

  • How can I be part of the NSE Committees?

    You can be nominated by your Local Branch if you are in good financial standings, active in all activities at  local Branch and the National programmes

  • What is NSE doing on Engineering Salary Scale (ESS)?

    The discussion with Federal Government on standard salary scale for all Engineers is in progress

  • What is NSE doing for retired Members?

    NSE members after retirement can access their  the benevolent fund and group insurance

  • How can the retired Members be more proactively involve in NSE?

    Retired member can be more proactively involve in NSE by frequently reading the NSE news letter and playing a role as a mentor to the local Branches

  • How does the NSE Function?

    Structure and Leadership
    The President of the Society is the Chief Executive, and directs the programme and mandate of the Society on behalf of the members. The President is the Chairman at every General Meeting, meeting of the Council and Executive Committee of the Society. The President holds for a period of two years and is succeeded by the Deputy President. The Deputy President is elected every two years, who automatically becomes the President after the expiration of the two-year tenure of the predecessor.
    The Council is the governing body of the Society. The Council meets bi-monthly to consider memo from the executive committee and others to make policies touching on the conduct and business of the Society. The Council is made up of statutory members and reports to the Annual General Meeting which is an expanded gathering of members once every year.

    The Executive Committee (EXCO) of the Society is responsible for overseeing the management and administration of the affairs of the Society and reports to Council of the Society. EXCO is made up of the President, Deputy President, Vice Presidents, members who were elected by other members at the Annual General Meetings every year and nominated representatives of the Divisions.The Secretariat of the Society is staffed by professionals with different skills and discipline.
    The Secretariat implements policies of the Society and the overall co-ordination of its activities. The Executive Secretary is the head of the Secretariat and oversees the day-to-day management of the Secretariat.
    The National Engineering Centre NEC Abuja houses the Secretariat.

  • How can I be an Executive Committee Member?

    Persons seeking for NSE Executive Committee Members shall be a registered corporate members with good financial standing and must have served at both local Branch and Divisions(National) in addition to being an active member.
    There shall be an executive Committee (Exco) of the Society, responsible to Council which shall have responsibility for over-seeing the management and administration of the Society’s affairs and shall consist of:
    -The President
    -The Deputy President
    -The Three Vice Presidents
    -The Immediate Past President
    -The six member, elected at the Annual General Meeting
    -Three Members, representing Divisions, nominated by the Divisions and elected by Council.
    The Executive Secretary shall be in attendace at Exco meeting but shall not have the status of an Exco members. The Executive Committee shall meet at least six times in a year

  • Who are the Council Members?

    (1)    The Council shall consist of corporate members and comprise:
    a)    All elected officers of the Society
    b)    All Past Presidents of the Society;
    c)    Branch Chairmen or their representatives;
    d)    Chairmen of Divisions or their representatives;
    e)    The Chairmen of the Society’s Board of Fellows;
    f)    The Representative of the Committee of Deans of Engineering and Technology(CODET);
    g)    The Representative of the Committee of Heads of Polytechnics and Colleges of Technology(COHEADS);
    h)    The President of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Nigeria(ACEN);
    i)    The President and the Registrar of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN);
    j)    Representatives of the Corporate firm members;
    k)    Two Representatives of the organized private sector;
    l)    One Representative of the Federation of Construction Industry (FOCI);
    m)    Up to 6 members co-opted by Council
    (2)    The organizations represented in the Council shall submit the names of their representatives to the Executive Secretary of the Society not later than October 31st of each year.
    (3)    The Executive Secretary shall be in attendance at Council meetings as an adviser/secretary to Council but shall have no voting rights
    (4)    The Council shall meet at least once a quarter
    (5)    There shall be a  Council of the Society which shall be the governing body of the Society and, subject to the direction of the Annual or Extra Ordinary General Meeting as required by the Articles, shall have authority to decide policies and make rules, regulations and bye-laws for the promotion and regulation of all aspects of the affairs of the Society.