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Last edited 10 Dec 2020
Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Mechanical engineers work on a variety of projects from research and development into products, to improving industrial production systems, and designing services in buildings. They develop processes and products ranging from small mechanical components to large plant, machinery and vehicles. They are involved in all stages of the project life cycle from design through to testing and final manufacture.
The institute describes mechanical engineering as ‘…taking science and using it to produce things… translating theoretical research into practical solutions and applications which are used by society’.
It describes its current mission as ‘Improving the world through engineering’, which it delivers by:
- Creating and sharing knowledge.
- Providing independent advice.
- Nurturing talent.
- Providing training.
- Running events.
- Running awards.
- Promoting engineering in schools and to the media.
The institute has a president, and is governed by a Trustee Board whose responsibilities are set out in its Royal Charter, By-laws, Trustee Role Profile and Code of Conduct. The Trustee Board is advised by a Council on issues such as strategy and membership.
Associate members of the institute can apply to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Engineering Technician (EngTech). This requires suitable academic qualifications, professional work experience and a professional review interview.
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