The 6th year of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ (IMechE) Plymouth Cardboard Boat Race (#CBR17) took place on Saturday 16 th September! This year’s race, apart of the weekend long Seafood Festival and in association with PDSSA (Plymouth & Devon Schools Sailing Association) was the biggest yet. With 47 teams and 300 participants throughout the day it was another huge success, despite the occasional shower!

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Press Release 2017 v4.docx

We exist to support the professional development of local engineers and to raise the profile of engineering in general.

At present, the committee is based in Plymouth, but we have ambitious plans to expand our activities across the Area. This year we are focusing on developing our Cornwall Branch.


We organise a broad portfolio of events to support your professional development... ...and hopefully to have some fun too! If you have an idea for an event, we would love to hear it . If you are planning an engineering-related event of your own and would like some support, just ask. Our next few events are displayed below, but the full list is in our diary.

Almost all of our events are FREE and OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. You do not have to be an engineer to attend - just keen to make friends and learn something new! There is no age limit either - everyone is welcome.

To find out more about us, come along to one of our meetings, or contact us.

We hope to see you at a local event soon!

Upcoming Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    25 April 2018 17:45 to 19:45
    Product Assessment & Reliability Centre LTD - Bideford
    The IMechE Devon and Cornwall area committee would like to welcome you to a facility tour of Product Assessment and Reliability Centre (PARC) LTD based in Bideford, North Devon. This visit will be two fold whereby we will have a presentation about PARC, followed by a tour of the facility and subject to current workload there may be a short demonstration.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    24 May 2018 18:00 to 20:00
    Devonport Energy from Waste Facility - Plymouth
    Join the IMechE Devon and Cornwall Committee for an in depth tour of the new Energy from Waste plant located in Devonport, Plymouth. The visit will be two fold, a presentation about how the plant operates followed by a tour of the facility.
    Industry: Power Industries
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