Welcome to the North Eastern Region

Across the Region, we have a varied programme of events, closely aligned with the IMechE’s five key themes of Energy, Environment, Transport, Education and Manufacturing 

The programme includes visits and activities to assist your professional development, to add to your learned knowledge, and to provide inspiration for a new generation of younger people to become engineers. 

Our Young Members continue to take the lead in prestigious events in the Region including GreenPower which gives school pupils an opportunity to build and race an electric vehicle.

If you have a little time to spare and are interested in joining any of the active Committees, please also get in touch. We need enthusiastic volunteers. It can be very interesting work, good for developing your skills and also provides some great networking opportunities.

We are well supported by our Regional Business Development Manager, Denis Healy, who provides various ‘Routes To Professional Registration’ workshops as well as developing Company-Based Registration schemes, to make transition to full membership of the Institution as straightforward as possible. Please contact Denis directly if you want to find out more – either as an individual, or on behalf of your Company at d_healy@imeche.org.

If you want to find out what’s happening where you live or work, then please contact myself or the Tyne & Wear or the Teesside Area Committee’s – you will be most welcome!


Chris Briggs,



Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Competition event
    28 June 2017 07:00 to 17:00
    Croft Circuit
    Volunteers are required to support the Greenpower Education Trust event at the Croft Circuit track near Darlington. We expect 20 to 30 Primary schools from the region will participate for Goblins event, and 50 or so schools nationally for the F24 and F24+ events. Roles for the volunteers including helping to set up and associated logistics, marshalling and scrutineering for safety, helping run the races and judging for various categories on the day.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Visit to the DNV GL Flow Centre    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical visit
    28 June 2017 17:45 to 20:00
    DNV GL Flow Centre - Ferryhill
    Opportunity to visit the DNV GL Flow Centre which is one of the largest high pressure natural gas test facilities worldwide.
    Industry: Power Industries
  • Event Type: Conference
    12 July 2017 09:00 to 17:00
    Aviation College - Woolsington
    Develop a better understanding of the trends which are shaping the design and manufacturing industry and enable companies to respond to challenges such as Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    13 July 2017 18:00 to 20:00
    The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers
    Newcastle University delivers a joint BEng (Hons) programme in Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering in collaboration with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). One challenge faced by the academics developing the taught curriculum is accreditation: not only does the degree programme have to satisfy the Engineering Council's UK-SPEC for IMechE accreditation; but it also has to meet the requirements of the Singapore Institution of Engineers.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    18 July 2017 17:30 to 19:30
    Tharsus - Blyth
    Visit to Tharsus in Blyth, Northumberland. Exiting opportunity to visit a company that guides global companies and technology start-ups to develop and manufacture bespoke service robotic products. Tharsus are also the UK's leading developers, managers and contract manufacturers of other people’s electro-mechanical products!
    Industry: Manufacturing
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