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: Technical lecture
    23 February 2017 18:30 to 21:00
    The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers - Newcastle upon Tyne
    Conventional water mains pipe cleaning involves digging excavations, cutting, draining and removing sections of pipe. Pipe cleaning with this method has been used for many years, however, there are limitations in the length of cable that can be run, the large number of excavations, pipe cutting and reinstatement required. Ice Pigging looks to overcome these obstacles by introducing an ice slurry into the pipeline. Please join us for an extraordinary insight into this field!
    Industry: Other industry sectors
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    14 March 2017 18:00 to 21:00
    Oxford Place Centre - Leeds
    Richard McClean from Arriva Trains presents a lecture on the recent changes for Rail in the North of England and what this will mean for the future
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    14 March 2017 18:00 to 20:30
    The Corner Room - Newcastle upon Tyne
    Lecture describing Whittle’s work from his arrival at Cranwell, including his thesis of 1928, his patent of 1930 and developments leading to the first flight of a jet engine in Britain in May, 1941.
    Industry: Aerospace
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    28 March 2017 14:00 to 16:00
    Darchem - Stockton On Tees
    Darchem will offer visitors a site tour of their extensive manufacturing facilities, including the recent £8m investment in a 57,000 sq.ft factory. Numerous design and manufacturing techniques will be described and viewed, demonstrating the extensive range of applications for its engineered products. All visitors will be required to provide security details one week in advance of the visit and to provide photographic ID on the day to gain access to the facility.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    29 March 2017 18:00 to 20:00
    The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers
    Workshop on how to become professionally registered and a full Member of IMechE (CEng/IEng/EngTech).
    Industry: Cross-sector
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