MEMBERSHIP

As at August 2014, the Institute has a total of 326 members, comprising architects, engineers, government officials, academia, student and professionals from various disciplines.

  • 4 Hononary Fellows
  • 21 Fellows
  • 222 Members (including Overseas Members)
  • 79 Associate Members

The Membership Sub-committee (SC) has decided to include student as a focus of our membership drive activities. Members who are in a position to reach student readily, please encourage the students to join the HKIOA.

Updated HKIOA Membership List


For those who could not find their names on the list due to the membership subscription payment issue, please contact our Hon. Treasurer as soon as possible.

Forms and Related Information

download: Application form for student/ or associate member
download: Application form for corporate/ or fellow member
download: The Code of Conduct for Members
download: The Memorandum of Articles for HKIOA Limited
download: Requirements for becoming a member of HKIOA

Application Procedures

For those who are interested to become a member of the HKIOA, please download and complete the appropriate form as required, and together with any supporting documents (e.g. copy of the certificates and testimonials), all in electronic format, and send it to  membership.hkioa@gmail.com for the attention of Dr C K CHAU, Chairman, Membership Sub-Committee for consideration.   You will be advised in due course whether your application is successful. 

If your application is successful, you will be asked to pay the relevant Membership Fees of an advanced full or a half-year in the form of a crossed cheque made payable to "Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics". Full year membership fee would be applicable to application submitted before 1st July each year and half-year membership fee for application submitted after that date.


Membership Requirements

CORPORATE MEMBERS

Members
Every candidate for election or transfer to the class of Member of the Institute shall have attained the age of twenty-five years and received a general education approved by the Committee and either :-
(a) (i) have been educated in acoustics or in a discipline relevant to the practice of acoustics in a manner satisfactory to the Committee and have obtained a diploma or a degree recognized by the Committee for the purposes of this clause; and,
(ii) have had experience of at least three years in responsible work which demands a knowledge of acoustics or its application as shall satisfy the Committee, at least one year of which has been gained in Hong Kong; or
(b) (i) have satisfied the Committee that he/she possesses an equivalent knowledge of acoustics and cognate subjects considered appropriate by the Committee;
(ii) have had experience for not less than seven years of responsible work which demands a knowledge of acoustics or its application as shall satisfy the Committee, at least one year of which has been gained in Hong Kong
(iii) have been a Non-Corporate Member of the Institute in the class of Associate for not less than three years,

Alternatively, the Committee may consider a candidate for election to the class of Member of the Institute if the candidate has:-
(a) attained the age of thirty-five years; and
(b) has relevant experience of at least eleven years, seven of which in responsible work which demands a knowledge of acoustics or its application as shall satisfy the Committee, and at least one year of which has been gained in Hong Kong.

Fellows
Every candidate for election or transfer to the class of Fellow of the Institute shall normally have attained the age of thirty-five years and in the opinion of the Committee, have made a significant contribution to acoustics or to the profession of acoustics, either locally or abroad, as shall make it desirable that he/she be a Fellow of the Institute; and,
(a) have had experience of at least seven years of responsible work in acoustics or its application which shall satisfy the Committee, at least five years of which have been gained in Hong Kong, and
(b) have the necessary qualifications for the class of Member of the Institute.

 

NON-CORPORATE MEMBERS

Associate Members
Every candidate for election or transfer to the class of Associate Member of the Institute shall have attained the age of twenty-one years and shall have received a general education approved by the Committee and either:-
(a) have been educated in acoustics or in a discipline relevant to the practice of acoustics in a manner acceptable to the Committee and have been awarded a degree or diploma recognized by the Committee for the purpose of this clause; or,
(b) have been educated in a discipline related to acoustics and have supplemented their academic qualifications with a period, of length that shall depend on individual circumstances, spent applying their academic qualifications to acoustically-related problems.

Alternatively, the Committee may consider a candidate for election to the class of Associate Member of the Institute if the candidate has:-
(a) attained the age of thirty-five years; and
(b) has relevant experience of at least eight years, four of which in responsible work which demands a knowledge of acoustics or its application as shall satisfy the Committee, and at least one year of which has been gained in Hong Kong.

Membership Fees

Grade

Membership Fee

Associate Member

HKD400

Member

HKD600

Fellow

HKD1,200

Student Member;

Free

  • If Members pay the fee before January, then they may enjoy an Early Bird Discount.
  • Half rate would be available for those Members who joined after 1st July.
  • Certificate: HKD150

Sponsor Members
There is a separate class of institute membership for providing sponsorship to HKIOA and is open to firms, organisations or persons engaged in or having an interest in acoustics, and whose contribution and support can advance the aims and objectives of the Institute. Proposals for election to the class of Sponsor Member shall come to the Committee’s consideration and with the support of a Corporate Member who is acquainted with the work and interests of the applicant. Staffs of the Sponsors would gain better vision and wider exposure by joining HKIOA and take advantages of our events and activities to keep abreast of the acoustics development, but they have no voting rights.
Details of Sponsor Member are as below:

  • Annual subscription of Sponsor Membership is HK$5,000. The membership is valid only if the subscription has been paid.
  • Each applicant can nominate up to 2 staffs joining the activities organized by the Institute with member’s privileges and price. The nominated staffs are not necessarily being the member of the Institute. More participation may be allowed depending on the nature of the individual activity.
  • The nominated staff can be replaced by other staffs through written notification(s) from the representative of Sponsor Member (firm or organization) annually. The representative could be one of the nominated staffs.
  • Sponsor members will be given prior notification of any sponsorship arisen from different events and activities organised by the Institute.
  • Representative of Sponsor Member will receive flyers, notifications and publications of the Institute from time to time, who may circulate the materials within the firm or organization as appropriate.
  • Logo (optional and to be provided by the Sponsor Member) and name of Sponsor Member will appear in the official website of the Institute.

Applicant will be examined by the Institute according to normal individual membership application procedures. The application shall be supported by a Corporate Member not being personally affiliated with the applicant.

Application Form for Sponsor Members


Should you wish to have any further information concerning membership matters of the Institute, please contact Dr C K CHAU, Chairman, Membership SC, for details.
Email :  membership.hkioa@gmail.com