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electrical engineer or computer scientist, or a related degree plus three years of professional experience,or six years applicable professional experience. If this potential member wanted to be the lowest grade of IEEE with no voting rights one just needs to have an interest in the technical field of IEEE. If a current member is interested in rising the ranks in the IEEE may apply for Senior Membership. The requirement options for this grade are quite strict, and then the application gets reviewed by a review panel. To be a fellow member you need to be personally invited by the Board of Directors. These potential fellows also need to be a senior member at the time of nomination and have been any kind of member for five plus years. These varying member requirements go from not very strict like on the student and affiliate levels,to very strict for the senior and fellow members. It is important to note that the requirements for membership are accepting of managers, and directors of technical, engineering, and scientific works. This society most closely relates to the ASME, in membership requirements, goals, and their professionalstance. The lowest members only need to have an interest in an engineering field, and this resembles the membership criteria of the ASME that stated lower members were only required to be "connected" to engineering works. Both of these societies also have stricter requirements for becoming higher level members. Their professional stance are both similar as in wanting to advance the profession in the writing of industry compliance codes and laws. Their goals are also similar because both societies seek to