CONDITIONS OF MEMBERSHIP

 BASIC EDUCATION

The minimum basic education standard to qualify for admission to the SAIMC shall be one of the following:

  • Senior school certificate
  • N3, or equivalent, within the National Qualification Framework
  • A standard of practical experience acceptable to Council
Tertiary Education and Professional Registration

The SAIMC recognizes the National Qualification Framework and the standards of professional registration prescribed by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).

National Patron members are companies that support the Automation industry via the SAIMC on a country – wide basis.
For a list of the National Patron Members, their benefits and access to the National Patron Advisory Committee of the SAIMC, see the National Patron Membership page

Branch Patron members are companies that support the Automation industry via the SAIMC on a city – wide basis.
For a list of the Branch Patron Members, their benefits and access to the Branch Patron Advisory Committee of the SAIMC, see the Branch Patron Member page.

Individual members are individuals who support the Automation industry via the SAIMC.
For a list of their benefits and access to the SAIMC Forum, see Individual Members

SAIMC Membership Levels

Student

Student Membership will be available to those people whose field of active study is concerned with or related to measurement and control.

Limits on Grade

Except with the approval of Council, no person may remain in the grade of Student Member if the conditions of clause 8.5.1 cease to apply.

AFFILIATE
  • Any person, company  having an interest in automation, measurement and control technology or of being associated with the SAIMC for professional reasons, but who, in the opinion of the Council (whose decision shall be final) have not received the amount of training and experience, or whose company or organisation is not directly involved with measurement and control or related technology which is necessary to qualify them for admission as a Member or Patron Member of the SAIMC may be admitted as an Affiliate.
Member

Persons who have attained any one of the following levels of education shall qualify as a Member:

Degree from University

A BSc degree from a university or equivalent recognized by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) or equivalent Institution

Degree from University of Technology

A degree from a University of Technology or equivalent recognized by the HSRC or equivalent Institution

Diploma

An Engineering Diploma from a University of Technology or equivalent recognized by the HSRC or equivalent Institution

Trade Test

A trade test certificate recognised by the Department of Labour or equivalent recognized by the HSRC or equivalent Institution

Experience

A person with no formal tertiary education qualification, but who has been practicing in any related industry field for a minimum of 3 years, and has achieved a level of performance equivalent to any of the above

FELLOW

The Council, at its discretion and by 75% majority vote if so required, can upgrade to Fellowship of the SAIMC any person who, in the opinion of the Council, has acquired such status in the science and technology of measurement and control by virtue of their outstanding contributions or superior professional responsibility, that their election as a Fellow would, be an honour befitting their position and be of benefit to the SAIMC. 

The Grade of Fellow shall be automatically awarded to a member who has served as President of the SAIMC

Senior Member

Persons who have attained any one of the following levels of education and the appropriate period of experience shall be qualified to apply for re-grading to Senior Member in compliance with a formalised Operating Procedure.

Degree from a University

A BSc degree from a university or equivalent recognised by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) or equivalent Institution, and 3 years experience

Degree from a University of Technology

A degree from a University of Technology or equivalent recognised by the HSRC or equivalent Institution and 3 years experience

Diploma from a University of Technology

An Engineering Diploma from a University of Technology or equivalent recognised by the HSRC or equivalent Institution, and 5 years experience

Trade Test

A trade test certificate recognised by the Department of Labour or equivalent recognised by the HSRC or equivalent Institution and 10 years experience

Experience

A person with no formal tertiary education qualification, who has qualified as a Member and who has been active in the fields of Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement & Control for not less than ten (10) years at a level of performance equivalent to any of the above.

And who, from their training and experience shall have:

Knowledge

Gained an acceptable level of knowledge of automation, measurement and control technology and been employed in a position, whether of technical, administrative, scientific or educational nature, in, or otherwise intimately connected with the design, manufacturing or application of instrument devices and systems