APEGM offers Student Membership to all applicants currently enrolled in either Engineering or Geoscience at a university in Manitoba.
Becoming a student member allows you to find out what's happening with APEGM before you actually proceed towards Registration. You will receive a copy of the Keystone Professional publication and are also eligible for discounted APEGM events, scholarships, and obtaining pre-graduation credit towards the pre-registration program prior to enrolling as an MIT.
It is possible to become a Student Member if you received your bachelor's degree from outside of Canada, and are now enrolled in a post-graduate (Masters/PhD) Engineering or Geoscience program in a Manitoba University. In this case, you are known as a Post-Graduate Student Member.
Review the Student Member Flowchart for visual detail.
The cost of student membership is $0.00 the first year and $20.00 for each subsequent year. Monies are remitted back to the relevant engineering or geoscience student society in order to help fund student events at the University.
NOTE: The Student Membership year runs from October 1, to September 30. Renewals are due in the APEGM office by October 31. Contact the Accounting and Membership Coordinator if you have any questions.
Be advised that APEGM continues to send student renewals until an application for MIT enrolment is received. If you are a graduating student, please review the requirements of the Pre-Registration Program and download the application from that page if you have not already done so. A PPT may be requested from the APEGM office if you still need to satisfy that requirement. If you received your student renewal form prior to our receipt of your MIT application, then please disregard the student renewal form and make sure that you submit your MIT application promptly. Please contact the Accounting and Membership Coordinator if you have questions about your Student Membership.
In the past, student members who completed the Professional Practice Test (PPT) through the university and obtained 90% or greater were eligible to have their PPT mark count towards their pre-registration program as long as they maintained their student membership until they enrolled as an MIT or started the Assessment Process. Student members who resign without notification are required to re-write the PPT if they apply for the Pre-Registration program.
A new Online version of the PPT has been developed and given a new name! This test will now be known as the APEGM Act, Bylaws, and Code of Ethics (ABC) Test. At the present time, the university is no longer offering the option of writing the PPT for credit, however they will be offering a version of the APEGM ABC Test in the future.
Active Student Members can enable the ABC Test through their online profile at any time.
One of the benefits of student membership is the fact that you may apply to have up to 12 months of work experience credited towards your pre-registration program prior to becoming an MIT. APEGM also 'sweetens' the pot by waiving the $53.50 that we charge MITs who apply for pre-graduation credit. By taking advantage of this, it is possible for an MIT to complete his or her pre-registration program in 3 years rather than the typical four. It also allows student members to familiarize themselves with APEGM reporting requirements which they will be required to fulfill once they start the pre-registration process.
To claim for eligible work obtained while a student member, please complete the progress report form, have your engineering or geoscience supervisor complete their relevant sections, and submit to APEGM. Your reports will be reviewed by the Experience Review Committee and APEGM will notify you with the results of their review. This is exactly the same procedure that you will follow when you start the pre-registration process after graduation.
Three things to note:
Due to the fact that post-graduate internationally trained students have very diverse situations, APEGM regrets that we cannot offer this service to this category of student member.
Student Members with four year geoscience degrees from University of Manitoba or Brandon will go through the Canadian Geoscience Assessment process immediately after graduation.
Post-Graduate internationally trained Student Members will start the Academic Assessment process immediately after graduation.
The Accounting and Membership Coordinator receives student applications and renewals, and will answer any questions you have related to Student Membership itself.
Forward any questions related to Pre-Graduation credit to the Admissions Coordinator.