FAQ

How do I become a student member of the IEEE?

Go to IEEE’s joining page and click on “Join as a student”. You will need to create an account with the IEEE. There’s nothing major needed, just a primary address and some critical information that the IEEE requires for membership mailings, subscriptions and local section assignment. Annual student membership of the IEEE is $27 (approximately €20).

How do I join IEEE-PES if I am already an IEEE Student Member?

Go to IEEE’s membership application page and log in with your IEEE web account details. The IEEE Power & Energy Society membership will appear in the mini-cart after you log in. Once you’ve chosen the PES membership option,  click on “View Cart/Proceed to Checkout.” The cost of joining the Power & Energy Society as a student for your first year is FREE! The cost of student membership is $18/year after that.

What’s the benefit of joining IEEE and IEEE-PES?

Becoming a member of the IEEE and more specifically IEEE-PES allows you to keep up to date with the leading technological advances in the electric power industry. Also, IEEE-PES is a global community of professionals and membership grants you access to this community of electric power engineers, allowing you to meet experts and make important contacts. Your membership includes a subscription to the IEEE Spectrum and Power & Energy magazines.

What is an IEEE Student Branch Chapter?

A Student Chapter is a technical sub-unit of an IEEE Student Branch. Chapter activities include guest speakers, workshops, and seminars, as well as social functions. This PES chapter in UCD will provide its members with valuable opportunities to network with other PES Chapters formed in the UK and RoI Section – enabling both personal and professional growth.

What is PES?

pes_logo_150The Power & Energy Society (PES) is a worldwide association of more than 26,000 individuals engaged in electric power. The Society provides a forum for sharing the latest in technological developments in the electric power industry, for developing standards that guide the development and construction of equipment and systems, and for educating members of the industry and the general public. PES’s fields of interest include: the planning, design, construction and operation of apparatus, equipment, structures, materials and systems for the generation, transmission, distribution, measurement and control of electric energy.

What is UCD?

University College Dublin (UCD) is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities. At UCD undergraduate education, master’s and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity. Today UCD is Ireland’s largest and most diverse university with over 30,000 students, drawn from approximately 124 countries. UCD is Ireland’s leader in graduate education with approximately 7,000 graduate students, and almost 2,000 PhD students. UCD is home to over 5,000 international students and delivers degrees to over 5,000 students on overseas campuses.