Welcome to the Shropshire Area


There are over 420 members who live in Shropshire. We aim to provide a varied programme of activities to further engineering knowledge and improve communications between engineers at all levels. We also want to help engineers who wish to attain chartered status by offering practical guidance and support.

About Us

As a committee, we arrange up to 10 events per year, including lectures, factory visits and social outings. All activities are carried out jointly with the IET and we welcome both members and non members who have an interest in engineering. We try to arrange a programme to cater for all tastes but always welcome new ideas.Most of our lectures are held at the Shrewsbury College, London Road unless otherwise stated, usually on Tuesday evenings, but please refer to our web site and Institution publications for more details. So, come along and meet us.


Improving the world through engineering


To build and promote professional engineering.


The IMechE expects all its members and employees to commit to: 

  • Our Vision
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • High Ethical Standards
  • Respect for People and the Enviroment
  • Innovation

Four Key Themes

  • Energy
  • Enviroment
  • Transport
  • Education


Roger Reece, CEng FIMechE


John Burrows, CEng MIMechE 
Honorary Secretary

Tel:  01743 242862

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    03 October 2017 19:15 to 21:00
    Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology
    Hybrid Air Vehicles is the British owned manufacturer of the Airlander range of aircraft. The talk will describe the development and design of the Airlander, the largest most innovative and greenest aircraft in the world today.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    07 November 2017 19:15 to 21:00
    Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology
    The JCB Hydradig 110W is the first true wheeled excavator designed for purpose, from the ground up. JCB have moved the engine, tanks and ancillaries to the chassis giving the Hydradig improved visibility, stability, manoeuvrability, mobility and serviceability. This presentation will detail the technical insights and innovations in designing JCB's new Excavator.
    Industry: Construction & building services
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    05 December 2017 19:15 to 21:00
    Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology
    In September 2016 Hitatchi Rail Europe, in a joint venture with Network Rail, was the first manufacturer in the UK to have its digital signalling system authorised to run passenger trains by the rail regulator
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    09 January 2018 19:15 to 21:00
    Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology
    This presentation will consider all of the potential geo-hazards and resource implications of the shale gas fracking process. It will propose that the issues are neither the technical complexity or the economics, but simply the question: Will anyone let you do it?
    Industry: Coal / Oil / Gas
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2016/17 Shropshire Programme of Events

Unless otherwise stated, events take place in the Agency Conference Suite, Lower Ground Floor, Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology

The majority of the events organised for this calendar year are presentations on general interest topics. The presentations allow for a period to network with other members who work or have worked in similar fields. Members are welcome to arrive early for this purpose. These events give you the opportunity to ask questions of a technical or general nature. Feel free to bring along family members, friends and colleagues.

Click on below link to view our full 2016/17 combined programme or calendar showing details of all events, times and speakers. Please note there are two pages to the programme.

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