How CSME Can Help You

GOOD NEWS: CSME Student Memberships are FREE!!

Students of mechanical engineering-related programs (undergraduate or graduate level) may join the CSME for FREE. Once you have joined, you need not renew your membership every year, however you should login to your account periodically to update your profile whenever you need to revise key information (e-mail address, expected date of graduation, etc.). You also need to let us know once you graduate.


What is the CSME?

The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering was founded in 1970 in order to form a single organization - with a clear national identity - for Canadian mechanical engineers. It is the first constituent society of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC).
At the local level, the CSME provides a wide range of activities for mechanical engineers with common fields of interest; these activities, which include social as well as technical occasions, are generally organised by the local student chapters in the form of meetings, lectures, seminars, plant tours, etc. Other channels of communication are through the CSME Bulletin and CSME Transactions.

Student Membership

Student members have the opportunity to meet others in their community with similar interests, and are able to stay abreast of the latest developments in mechanical engineering. In addition to various activities at the local level, regional and national functions are encouraged to be attended by CSME students. A part of the CSME Congress is devoted to Student Affairs. A National Student Design Competition is held during the Congresses as part of the technical sessions.

CSME Services for student members:

  • Activities provided through local student chapters. Chapters may apply for activity grants (up to $500 per year).
  • Dissemination of information on current research issues in universities and industry at annual CSME International Congresses, at which students may register at discounted fees.
  • Job Opportunities: Students are connected to job opportunities through the job site (free to post resumes). Networking within chapters and at national conferences is also a good way to identify job opportunities!
  • Student Affairs Committee focusses on the needs of students.
  • National Design Competition (NDC) - An opportunity for participation in the annual Design competition.
  • Student Paper Competition during annual Congresses.
  • Student Gold Medals presented by participating Universities (CSME Sustaining Member Departments).
  • CSME Bulletin.
  • CSME Transactions.
  • CSME Sponsored Forums and Conferences: An opportunity for participation in Regional, National and International Conferences. An opportunity to meet and network with senior members of your profession at student-discounted registration fees.

For more information, please contact CSME Student Affairs Committee Chair, Dan Romanyk (

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