The grade of Associate Member (AMIRSE) is typically available to those who are working at 'Responsible Experience' level and have had approximately 3 years practical training/experience and either:
Hold a primary engineering or technical qualification
Have passed the Advanced Diploma in Railway Control Engineering (IRSE Professional Exam)
Have approximately 5-8 years of professional development AND either - Hold an appropriate IRSE licenses or Have passed Module A of the IRSE Exam (Certificate in Railway Control Engineering Fundamentals
or Can demonstrate significant technical experience at 'Responsible Experience' level (typically 7 years).
A ‘Responsible’ position is one entailing the exercise of professional engineering judgement in the field of railway signalling or telecommunications. This may include any of the following areas of work:• Research, feasibility studies and options evaluation• System, hardware or software development and manufacture• Applications engineering and/or data preparation• Verification, validation, testing or conformance assessment• Installation and commissioning• Maintenance and servicing• Definition and interpretation of standards, rules and regulations.A person in a ‘Responsible’ position is typically making decisions about an individual deliverable, such as a document, a design or a test