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About us

A global, inclusive and thriving community at the heart of mechanical engineering.

We are a purpose-driven organisation, committed to improving the world through engineering.

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers provides life-long learning opportunities for our 115, 000 members, many of whom will achieve professionally registered status.

We provide the opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and innovate. We support our members to develop their skills throughout their careers.

Through this our members have been able to contribute to some of the most outstanding developments in mechanical engineering.

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What we do

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers develops and supports members to do their best for a sustainable world while maximising the impact of their achievements which benefit society.

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Our Mission: Improving the world through engineering

Our Vision: Be a global, inclusive and digitally enabled engineering community

Our Strategic Goals are:

  • Develop, register & support all engineers and technicians, to be at their best to achieve a safer and more sustainable world
  • Maximise the impact of our members to promote engineering, inform opinion & stimulate innovation for the benefit of society

Our People and Culture

At the Institution we are committed to creating an inclusive culture where our members and employees feel valued, develop a sense of belonging and can thrive.

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  • Leadership Team

    Leadership Team

    Meet our President and Executive Team.

  • Values

    Our Values

    We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all our members and employees know they belong, feel valued and can thrive.

  • Our Strategy

    Our Strategy

    Discover our new strategy and find out more about how we plan to deliver our strategic goals.

  • Governance


    Find out about our Trustee Board, Council and our other key boards and committees.

  • Annual Report

    Annual Report

    Find out why we are one of the fastest growing professional engineering institutions, inspiring the next generation and leading the profession.

  • An Institution since 1847

    An Institution since 1847

    Discover what led to our inception in Birmingham and find out about some of our inspirational members.