Whether you're an Affiliate or Fellow, our experts can help you shape the career you want - whether that's achieving the gold-standard recognition of professional registration or supporting your commitment to expertise and lifelong learning through CPD.

Professional Development

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Gaining professional registration is the benchmark of excellence in the engineering industry and can give you a competitive edge in the workplace. 

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We can help you towards becoming an Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng) and you’ll gain not just an internationally-recognised accreditation but access to our comprehensive resources and global network of experts.

Our Global Membership Development team supports applicants wherever they are and can advise whether your qualifications and experience are sufficient for professional registration. We also provide specialist advice for UK Armed Forces, End-Point Assessment and corporate clients.

We can guide you from application to interview and you’ll have access to free webinars, workshops and 1-2-1 sessions which are available in a range of formats, dates and times to suit your needs. 

Once you’re an IMechE member, you’ll not just be part of a network setting the global engineering agenda, you’ll be supported throughout your professional development and career. 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CPD is a fundamental part of an engineer’s career and demonstrates a commitment to lifelong learning. Clients, employers and peers expect to work with engineers who are not just at the cutting edge of the industry but dedicated to learning and improving their skills.

Our membership benefits are designed to support your CPD with both structured and informal learning. Whether you volunteer, attend training or watch a webinar, it all counts.

All professionally active registered engineers are required by IMechE and the Engineering Council to undertake and record their CPD, demonstrating how they maintain and enhance their competence as a professionally registered engineer.

Mandatory recording of CPD

Failure to do so could result in sanctions being applied.

Your professional development tools:


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IMechE provides a single destination for your training needs.

With more than three decades of experience shaping the careers of the industry's finest professionals, we empower engineers and technicians of all levels to acquire the essential skills for career advancement and, ultimately, to improve the world through engineering.

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Having spent years at the forefront of engineering practices, we have a unique understanding of the challenges that engineers and engineering organisations face. This enables us to offer up-to-date industry-relevant training that is quality-assured, aligned with the UK-SPEC and available in a variety of formats and locations.

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Business, leadership and technical training

We offer a vast portfolio of more than 200 courses delivered by experts and fellow engineers. Every year, more than 10,000 people worldwide take part in our training, developing technical and non-technical skills in areas ranging from engineering-specific topics to leadership and business, and in the past two years we’ve introduced even more courses, such as AI for engineers.

Trusted by more than 800 companies and boasting a 91% customer satisfaction rate, we’re confident that IMechE provides the widest range of high-quality training specific for the engineering community.

Every member receives a £200 discount on IMechE training each year to help with their professional development. Terms and conditions apply.

Karim Khalil
Managing Engineering
Projects participant

I am still in the early stages of my career, but the course has made me realise that as an engineer, you do not just focus on technical tasks. You need to understand who all the key stakeholders are and how they move from planning to execution.

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Do I have more insight now? A hundred percent. I am now more organised and know who to reach. If there is a problem or I need to communicate with someone, I know exactly who that is or which department I need to contact.

TfL is a big organisation so that really helps. The company has different gates for each project, so knowing what happens at each gate has really helped me understand what we are doing on track engineering.

Non-destructive testing and coatings training 

Our training schools IMechE Argyll Ruane and IMechE Fife NDT feature state-of-the-art facilities and are staffed by experienced trainers offering NDT and coatings courses and examinations, as well as Level 3 NDT consultancy services globally for individuals and organisations in key industries. Our courses meet internationally recognised certification schemes such as PCN (ISO9712), ICorr, EN4179, NAS410 and SNT-TC-1A.


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Our industry-leading annual events programme offers members unparalleled networking opportunities and keeps you up to date with cutting edge technical knowledge, engineering ideas, practical methods and innovations.

More than 15,000 people attend our in-person, online events and challenges every year. IMechE members are the first to hear when new events are added and can access early bird discounts.

Produced with the help of senior engineers to inform and support their industries, many are key forums throughout the year. There’s a broad range on offer, from free seminars, lectures and webinars to virtual and interactive one and two-day conferences.

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Lecture theatre

Looking for a venue to host your event?

Our versatile spaces at One Birdcage Walk (OBW) can accommodate events of up to 210 people - from conferences, corporate meetings and training days to seated dinners and drinks receptions.

Overlooking the beautiful St James’s Park, our venue combines original period features, modern technology and excellent customer service to create a remarkable backdrop for your occasion.

And there’s a 25% discount on room hire for daytime events for IMechE members.

Library & Archive

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We’ve seen momentous changes in engineering since IMechE began 175 years ago but it’s never been more important to stay connected and up to date.

Whatever stage you’re at in your career, our extensive online library and news resources support members with continuous learning as well as providing fast access to answers - keeping you on trend with the latest thinking and developments in mechanical engineering.

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We hold more than 70,000 ebooks, standards and e-journals which can be accessed for free on any device, wherever you are in the world.

Finding resources to help with your work and study projects is easier than ever, use features like our new library search, LibKey Nomad browser extension and Browzine app. Postal loans are also available.

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Last year alone, we had more than half a million downloads and for the first time, members can now access a bespoke collection of 100 core standards including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001. We also offer specialist engineering data tools and databases such as ScienceDirect and ASME Standards.

If you’re in London and want to visit us in person at One Birdcage Walk, our Members’ Hub has free Wi-Fi and printing, self-service tea and coffee, and dedicated areas for collaborative working, meetings and private study.

Inside the IMechE library

Or why not explore our archive which contains a wealth of artefacts and collections recording the history and development of mechanical engineering. 

Steam Hammer

Model of the hammer made at Bridgewater Foundry c1870s, James Nasmyth's Works in Patricroft, Manchester.

Model of the Napier Sabre V Aero Engine

The Sabre V engine was produced in 1944 and used in Hawker Tempest aircraft. The model was donated to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in 1946 by D. Napier and Son Limited.

Pendulum Accelerometer

Designed by Frederick Lanchester and used by Daimler and Company for brake and acceleration testing of vehicles c.1904.

Membership Partner

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We want our members to be the best in their field which is why we offer businesses a personalised programme of support to help their employees on the journey to professional registration.  

When your organisation becomes an IMechE Membership Partner, we deliver a free bespoke portfolio of support to help your staff, whether they are working towards industry-recognised standards of excellence or wish to progress to a different category of membership.

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Among the many benefits are dedicated account management, access to professional registration experts and 1-2-1 feedback, specialist CPD training and guidance, and career support.

Becoming a Membership Partner means we can help your business grow and excel. Together we will help you attract, retain, and develop the best technical employees - creating an innovative, informed, and diverse workforce.

British Pipeline Agency Limited
IMechE Membership Partner

Professional registration is essential in demonstrating both to our own team and to our clients that we take the work we do seriously, providing a professional service from a professionally recognised, technically competent team.

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It is also essential in demonstrating to prospective team members our commitment to their continuing structured professional development.

End-Point Assessment

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Supporting apprentices is essential to the growth and future of our industry and IMechE is committed to providing an impartial and independent End-Point Assessment (EPA) service so apprentices have the skills, knowledge and confidence to make a significant impact in the workplace.

Since 2018, our dedicated staff have carried out more than 3,000 assessments and we are proud to have  been recognised by Ofqual as an organisation trusted to deliver End-Point Assessments.

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IMechE is the preferred choice for training providers seeking to utilise our vast experience and exceptional service.

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Our field-based team is committed to providing dedicated support ensuring any issues that arise are resolved quickly for all involved in the EPA process.

Among the many benefits, is the individual support and guidance on the EPA process that they receive. 

Catherine Smith
EngTech MIMechE

My end-point assessor helped me understand the level of detail required for my forms to ensure my best chance of success.

Catherine Smith

He also made it clear that I needed to use non-industry specific terminology to ensure my assessors understood my work clearly.

My tip for anyone going through the EPA process is to not stress – there are plenty of people available that are more than willing to help, you just need to reach out to them.

Professional Engineering

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Professional Engineering magazine gives members the latest news, views, and reactions from IMechE and the wider industry.

Published regularly on our newly-launched digital platform and printed format, it’s also available via the Professional Engineering magazine app - helping you to stay connected with the global engineering community.

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For even more ways to keep your finger on the pulse, listen to our podcast, Impulse to Innovation.

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Secure all these benefits for another year by renewing your membership today.

Log into your account below:

If you're having any difficulties renewing, please contact the subscriptions team on +44 (0)1952 214 050 or

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