Cookie Notice

We use cookies to make parts of our website work, and to improve your visitor experience.
If you only allow necessary cookies, some features of our website may not work.


While we are always keen to promote, manage and participate in established HQ events we are also supportive of any STEM activity that can aid the development of Engineering education.

Current Activities

The Wessex region actively support Earth Future; a Primary School activity day designed to inspire pupils towards Engineering careers and to demonstrate the climate change challenges they may face in those careers.

Expert speakers and Engineering Mentors explain what challenges will exist in the future and work with groups of pupils to engineer methods to combat these. Adaptation and Mitigation is considered as groups concentrate design ideas toward final presentations and prizes.

This activity day is available to your school and will cost you nothing.

Contact Wessex Education Officer for further details:
Jonathan Stent

Detail of the event can be found here


School liaison work within the Dorchester and Weymouth Area

School liaison within the local community is an important aspect of the Dorchester and Weymouth Area Committees activities.

Steve Stubbing (IMechE Dorchester and Weymouth Area School Liaison Officer) works in association with Dorset ASSET to support activities and events within local schools, promoting Science, Engineering and the use of Textiles to young potential engineers.

Please click here for further details.


UTC Challenge 2017 - South Wiltshire UTC

The South Wiltshire UTC in Salisbury is undertaking this fantastic challenge. Can you help them with their project? Build days are scheduled around the incoming message:

FLASH FLASH, At 08:00 local time the Commanding Officer of HMS Albion issued the following briefing notes to the engineering team:

1. The stricken people of Angel Island need your help and it is our duty to provide it with aid.

ONGOING ... See more of the Challenge here.

Build days: 06/02/17, 20/02/17, 27,02,17, 06/03/17, 13/03/17 

© 2023 Institution of Mechanical Engineers. IMechE is a registered charity in England and Wales number 206882