Welcome to the South Wales Region

South Wales Region Officers 2016-2017
A. Pugh (Chair)  A. Clarke (Vice-Chair)
A. Bayton (Hon. Treasurer) D. Harwood (Hon. Secretary)

We have over 2100 members here, with an active Regional Committee and a very keen Young Members Panel, both of which produce a programme of lectures and visits for each season. Feel free to download our current programme and we hope to see you at an event soon.  

Our members are kept informed of our events programme via a number of methods:


  • At the beginning of our lecture season, which is usually around the end of September, all of our members can pick up a copy of our  programme card at our events throughout South Wales. 


  • Feel free to download our 2016-2017 events programme here

  • Event posters are distributed to many academic institutions and certain  companies in the Region.

  • Members who have given an email contact address to the IMechE can be notified of events via HQ’s list server, and may be sent updates, changes and reminders.


  • Please also follow our region on Twitter if you have an account or check out our Twitter Web Page.


  • Our 2017 Newsletter will be available soon.  Please check beck over the next few weeks. 



This Region continues to actively participate in other institutions' events and engineering-related activities, particularly those promoting engineering to schools.

Take a look at:

Other Local Institutions




In conclusion, we are always looking for enthusiastic members who wish to be more involved in the Region’s activities as IMechE ambassadors. (Frankly, it looks very good on your curriculum vitae plus you get to meet the 'movers and shakers' face to face.) If you would like to support us, then do please contact us. If you are starting out in your career and would like to be at the centre of IMechE affairs, the Young Members Panel would like to hear from you – contact Sian Brake, the YM’s South Wales Chair.

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    07 February 2017 18:00 to 21:00
    Holiday Inn, Cardiff North, M4 Jct. 32 - Cardiff
    The introduction of affordable and reliable Active Front End (AFE) power electronics technology now enables the marine Power and Propulsion (P&P) designer to employ a hybrid design to achieve efficient electric drive for cruise speeds and cost effective mechanical drive for faster speeds.
    Industry: Defence
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    13 February 2017 17:00 to 21:00
    Cardiff University - Cardiff University
    The presentation is focused on the Electrification's Works on the South Wales mainline section of the Great Western Route Modernisation Programme, covering the scope, interfaces and progress to date. Particular focus will be given to the Works to provide electrification through the Severn Tunnel.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    14 March 2017 18:00 to 21:00
    Swansea University - Swansea
    CFD Lecture with a Bloodhound SSC Theme Lecture will be held in Room B004 - Engineering Central
    Industry: Research & development
  • Event Type: Annual dinner or luncheon
    05 May 2017 19:00 to 23:59
    The City Hall, Cardiff
    The Region's Annual Dinner in the usual prestigious surroundings of Cardiff City Hall
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    16 May 2017 18:00 to 19:00
    Holiday Inn, Cardiff North, M4 Jct. 32 - Cardiff
    The Annual General Meeting of The South Wales Region of Institution of Mechanical Engineers
    Industry: Cross-sector
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