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!

Bowman Bradley,

Regional Chair

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Competition event
    29 February 2024 09:30 to 19 April 2024 13:30
    University of Sunderland - Sunderland
    Engineers in the North East – Opportunity to witness budding engineers in action and act as judges at 2 upcoming celebrations events 29th Feb 2024 – Primary Engineer Vehicles Celebration Event - University of Sunderland - 9:30am-1:30pm - we are looking at approx. 10 engineers 19th April 2024 - Primary Engineer Vehicles Celebration Event - University of Sunderland - 9:30am-1:30pm - we are looking at approx. 10 engineers
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    17 April 2024 17:30 to 20:00
    Christen Road
    The Tyne and Wear Metro and Stadler has Built a new maintenance facility, delivery of five new trains, complete demolition of the old depot and re-built a new train maintenance and stabling facility.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    18 April 2024 18:00 to 20:30
    Firth Court, Sheffield University - Sheffield
    Professor Fletcher will speak about the joint Sheffield University and Rail Safety & Standards Board (RSSB) project to investigate track circuit and train detection vulnerability to rail/wheel contamination (leaves, rust, grease), leading to signalling failures. He will describe the laboratory and field testing carried out as part of the project. Preceded by Centre AGM.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    25 April 2024 19:00 to 20:00
    This year's Tyne & Wear AGM will be an online event involving the combined Senior and Young Members Committee. The meeting will open at 19:00 with formal proceedings starting at 19.10.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    03 May 2024 12:00 to 16:00
    This workshop has been designed to help you get started with your application form.
    Industry: Cross-sector
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