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
    23 January 2017 17:30 to 21:00
    Wabtec Rail Ltd - Doncaster
    The annual IMechE competition for engineers in the earlier part of their careers to present their papers as part of the North East regional round. The winner will go forward to the London Finals that will be held in May.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    25 January 2017 17:30 to 21:00
    Wabtec Rail Ltd - Doncaster
    Clair Mowbray, Chief Executive, National College for High Speed Rail talks about Doncasters new high speed rail college currently under construction.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Seminar
    01 February 2017 12:30 to 17:00
    University of Newcastle, Percy Building, Room G.13 - Newcastle upon Tyne
    Organised by the Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics Committee & North of England Branch of the Society for Underwater Technology. The SUT is pleased to announce this short course based on ones ran successfully elsewhere, but this will be the first such event in the North of England. There are a range of well-known speakers, including many experts in their particular field.
    Industry: Offshore engineering
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    06 February 2017 18:15 to 20:00
    University of Northumbria, Ellison Building, Room EBA002 - Newcastle upon Tyne
    The Wright Brothers were the first to successfully achieve powered manned flight. Why were 2 men who ran a bicycle shop and had no formal scientific education able to create the first airplane while so many others failed? This event is posted on behalf of the IET Northumbria Branch
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    15 February 2017 18:00 to 20:00
    Centuria Building - Middlesbrough
    David Argent & Leena Gade will explain how Motorsport at Bentley is key to the Crewe-based brand. Describing how the successful GT3 programme came to realisation, together with some details of the innovative technical features under the skin of the multiple race-winning Continental GT3
    Industry: Automobile
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