Membership in the Bahamas Society of Engineers opens the door to a world of opportunities for Engineers living in the Bahamas. The role of the BSE concerning Engineering matters in the country is increasingly important since the passage of the Engineers Act in 2004. The BSE recognizes its importance in providing technical advice on policies and decisions being made by the Government of the Bahamas. The organization will assist all persons eligible with the registration process.
We strongly recommend signing up online but if you prefer you can download and complete the application below:
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BSE New Membership Application
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BSE is dedicated to assisting students from the high school to University level in achieving their goal of becoming a Professional Engineer, and more importantly to encourage students who never considered a career in the sciences to do so. Our participation over the years in careers day is a testament to our dedication to development of the youth. Student membership exists for those at the College level who are enrolled in a program that will lead them to a degree in engineering.
Dues - $10 annually
Engineers work closely with persons in the allied areas such as Architects, Building Surveyors and Quantity Surveyors for example. In some cases we depend on some of our Affiliates to execute many of our well laid out plans, some of these persons would include electricians, welders, air-conditioning mechanics and draftsmen. These persons would all find a place in BSE. Our role would be to see to the further development of the skill level in these areas with the ultimate goal of fostering more understanding among the various groups and better industry coordination.
Dues - $50 annually
Associates are persons who would have already achieved a recognized degree in engineering but who would have had less than four years practice upon graduation. Our goal is to assist such persons in their overall professional development by providing opportunities for young engineers to meet and eventually understudy more seasoned professionals. Further, by networking with other young professionals in the field a, support base is established for the formation of study groups for the preparation for examinations and interviews to meet the requirements for international registration.
Dues - $75 annually
Members of the Society (MBSE) are persons with a recognized degree in engineering that would have been practicing in the field for four years or more. Members are also persons who though may not possess an engineering degree, but who through their years of training and experience would qualify under the proposed bill to be called an engineer.
Dues - $100 annually
These are individuals who possess ten years of continuous membership in the BSE and have distinguished themselves in the field of engineering.
Dues - $100 annually.
Mr. Colin Marshall is a Fellow of the Society, (FBSE).
The BSE has over the years have sought to recognize persons who are retired from the field of engineering but during their time of active service distinguished themselves in the field. To be considered, honorees do not necessarily need to be members of BSE. Once honored, these persons receive lifetime membership in the Society.
To date we have recognized Eng. Calvin Cooper, Eng. Ivern Davis, Eng. Peter I. Bethel, Eng. John Steer, Eng. Peter Gordon (deceased), Eng. Harold Munnings, Eng. Carver Grant Sr., Eng. Roger Johnson and Eng. Thomas Mabon. Honorary Members, (HMBSE) have achieved the highest honor of the society and are therefore exempt from dues payment.
Engineers who have been practicing in the field for four years or more.
Engineers who possess ten years of continuous membership in the BSE.
Engineers who have been practicing in the field for less than four years but have completed the proper engineering education.
Individuals who work closely with persons in the allied areas such as Architects, Building Surveyors and Quantity Surveyors for example.
Individuals who attend college/university and are enrolled in a program that will lead them to a degree in engineering.
Highest form of membership, given to those who are retired from the field of engineering but during their time of active service distinguished themselves in the field.
Networking through monthly luncheon meetings.
Member field trips to ongoing engineering projects and sites.
Cooperation opportunities between engineers in various disciplines, allied professionals and private/public ventures.
Opportunity for members to lobby concerns in the engineering profession and local community.
Professional Development opportunities.
Training & Development opportunities.
Social promotions and recognition amongst the engineering profession through BSE sponsored events.
Communication of employment opportunities within the engineering and business communities.
Cost reduction to attend BSE events (luncheons, conferences, etc.)
Inclusion in the publicly viewed, online BSE Engineer Directory.
The Bahamas Society of Engineers hosts a Monthly Luncheon Meeting, scheduled the third week of every month. These meetings provide a mutually beneficial environment for Student Members looking for a mentor and the Professional Member looking for a way to give back to the community.
The meetings also provide an avenue for current information to be disseminated among the engineering community and as a networking tool for fellow members and potential members. Guest speakers at the Monthly Luncheon Meetings offer a wealth of information to members and guests attending the meetings.
Luncheon Meetings are generally announced to the membership in advance through our Mailing List and reminders are posted on the website.
Please join our Mailing List to be informed of these monthly meetings and any other organization events.
Members AND Non-Members are invited to attend these meetings!
Via Mail: Please mail all membership dues (cheques only please) along with your completed membership application and requested documents to the BSE's postal address listed below:
#34 Retirement Road P.O. Box SS-6533 Nassau, Bahamas