Railway Challenge


Railway Challenge 2020 Registration Form

Completing the registration form

  • Please complete this form in full and with accurate information.
  • Please read the Railway Challenge Rules carefully before you complete this form.

By completing this form you confirm the following:

Individual eligibility

Eligibility is limited to individuals who at the time of the competition are either:
  • A registered student on, or a graduate of no more than two years from, a taught engineering course at a UK university or recognised overseas university, or
  • A current member of an MPDS scheme and having been registered for no more than two years
  • A registered apprentice, or individual having completed an apprenticeship within the last two years.

Institution of Mechanical Engineers membership

All team members must be Affiliate or Associate members of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers or another Engineering Council affiliated professional body, or international equivalent, in the calendar year in which the competition takes place.

Undergraduate student and apprentice membership is free. Apply for membership.


All team members must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the competition.

Returning team members

No team may have more than 40% of its team members who have been members of a previous Railway Challenge team.

Team members min/max

Teams must comprise of no more than 15 team members, maximum.


Please progress to the Form.

Railway Challenge 2020


BACS: Bank Transfers can be made to: IMechE Current Account, Natwest Charing Cross Branch.

SORT Code: 60-40-05 ACCOUNT NUMBER: 00817767
SWIFT Code: NWBKGB2L IBAN Code: GB96NWBK60400500817767

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Team Members

Please check the following membership numbers:
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    Funding support

    Teams may apply for the Institution's grant/award funding towards participating in the Challenge via the Group Project Award.

      To be eligible for a grant you must –
      • Be a member of the Institution
      • Provide three references to support your application
      • Maximum number of team members is 8 (eight).
      • This award is purely made on the merit of the application and a guarantee of success cannot be provided
      Railway Challenge Award:
      A special award scheme is usually open to all registered teams of the Railway Challenge. Details and application forms will be updated in the new year.


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