Welcome to the Birmingham Area
Engaging and connecting engineers in the Birmingham (UK) region

It is said that the Institution of Mechanical Engineers was founded in 1847 in the Queen's Hotel in Birmingham, so it's great news that we have been able to rejuvenate a Birmingham Area committee.
There are more than 3000 members who live or work in the greater Birmingham area and with the changes in engineering in the Midlands it's an exciting place to be.

The Birmingham Area Committee aims to support the local engineering community with valued events and services which develop and promote knowledge, understanding and professionalism of mechanical engineers. We want activities to be supportive of members' interests, which can be varied considering the range of industries active in the Midlands. We also take pride in supporting local STEM events, to help building a better future for everyone.

Supported by regional IMechE staff and strong links with other IMechE divisions and other institutions, we will keep you up to date with news and events in the area. Most of our events are free and open to the general public.

We value your feedback and are always interested to hear your views on events or initiatives that we organise or support. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you like some more information about our committee, the institution, or the different types of membership.

Remember that affiliate membership is free for undergraduate engineering students and apprentices.

Contact us if you want any more information or have any comments.

EUR ING   Jean-Luc Bulber   CEng MIMechE   Arts et Métiers ParisTech
Chair of the IMechE Birmingham Area Committee

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Regular Meetings
We usually meet once a month, on the last Tuesday of the month, 19:00 to 20:00, to welcome new members, share information from our head-office, the Midland Region, other area groups, and our events. Our meetings are mostly on MS Teams and occasionally in person, but we have no regular location for this. You can use following link if you like to join us online: Monthly IMechE BAC meeting on MS Teams
(We don't hold meetings in July and August)

Annual General Meeting

We hold our AGM once a year in March. This is an essential part of our organisation, and we hold this meeting in person. It's a time for the committee to account for the operations over the year, and a great occasion for members to come forward if they want to take an active role when we elect a new committee.

Stay informed

To make sure you receive updates sent to the IMechE Birmingham Area Group mailing list (usually no more than one e-mail per month), please go to your IMechE account profile and:

  • Check that in the "Personal" tab, your address is in the greater Birmingham area
    (postcode B, CV, WV, DU);

  • In "MAILING PREFERENCES", select "Events and updates from your local networks".

Additional facilities in Birmingham for IMechE Members

Members of the IMechE may use the IET members' areas at Austin Court, 80 Cambridge Street, Birmingham, B1 2NP. Opening hours are fom 9am to 5pm, excluding weekends and bank holidays. Bookings should be made at least one day in advance. Terms & Conditions apply.

For bookings at IET Birmingham Austin Court, please contact:

Jackie Scriven, jscriven@theiet.org, 0121 600 7500


Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    08 June 2024 10:00 to 18:00
    Aston University Students Union - Birmingham
    The IMechE are supporting the community event at Astonbury on Saturday 8th June between 12pm and 5pm. We will be running fun STEM activities for a large audience. If you would like to volunteer at least two hours of your time, please complete the form to register your interest and we will contact you with further information.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    09 June 2024 08:00 to 19:00
    Royal Air Force Museum
    This year’s theme is ‘Take Flight.’
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    19 June 2024 00:00 to 21 June 2024 00:00
    National Exhibition Centre (NEC) - Birmingham
    The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair is here !
    Industry: Cross-sector
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Other local institutions:
IET Birmingham
The Energy Institute
Institution of Civil Engineers

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