Use these instructions to join SWE as a new or reinstating member, via the online Member Portal

  1. Navigate to www.swe.org  

  2. Click the Login button at the top of your screen.

  3. Click the link that says Create Account.

  4. You will be taken to the SWE Membership Portal. If you already have a customer record with SWE, login with your existing username and password.

  5. If you’ve forgotten your login credentials, click the link that says, Forgot Password?

  6. If you do not already have a customer record with SWE, click the link that says, New Customer? Click here.

  7. Enter information like name, contact information, and Portal login credentials. Click Submit and you have created your SWE account!

  8. After creating your account, you will be re-directed to the Membership Portal login page. Enter the username and password you created and click Login.

  9. From the Portal Main Menu, click the JOIN/REINSTATE SWE! button

  10. You will be taken to the landing page for your SWE Join Submittal Form. Click the blue button that says Start My Membership Application.

  11. In the online submittal, you will be asked questions about your location (you may use your work, home, or school address.  To receive automated discount, India is required to be listed as your Country and no Zip Code should be entered), education history and work experience. Please fill these sections out as thoroughly as possible.


  12. When you have filled out a page of the submittal, click the buttons that say Next or Save at the bottom of the page, to ensure your information is saved.

  13. You can move forward or backward to a different stage of the submittal by clicking the buttons on the left-hand side of the page.  Clicking these buttons will not save your information.

  14. If you would like to cancel your application at any point, click the Cancel button on the left side of the submittal. Return to the portal main menu to start your application over.

  15. On the Status/Review page, verify that all steps of the submittal have been filled out correctly and select your membership type on the left-hand side of the screen.

  16. You will be offered a Professional or Collegiate membership based on your submittal answers. Select the appropriate membership to advance to the next step of the submittal. (Note: Only Professional and Collegiate memberships are discounted, the Joint and Collegiate to Career [C2C] memberships are not)

  17. A section may automatically be selected for you. Professional sections are assigned based on your Country; collegiate sections are assigned based on the university you currently attend. 

  18. To change your section assignment, click the button that says Other Sections and scroll down to select INTERNATIONAL.

  19. From the Status/Review page, click Submit and Checkout to purchase your SWE membership.

  20.  The discount for residing in India will automatically be applied to your Shopping Cart.  To complete your order, enter your payment information.

  21. When you’ve entered your information, scroll down and click Submit to enter your payment information.

  22. You have successfully joined SWE! If you would like to update your SWE section, refer to the SWE document titled Section Transfer Instructions.

  23. Navigate back to the SWE website and start browsing to see how you can be a positive influence in your workplace, your community, and SWE!