The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is running an Engineering Week for the first time in October, consisting of a number of free events between the October 9-18 aimed at introducing young people to engineering as a possible career path.

Engineering Week is being held as part of the wider Year of Engineering campaign, a UK Government initiative to introduce young people to the world of engineering.

The series of events will cover a variety of aspects of engineering and a range of topics ranging from space to biomedical engineering. They are designed to be inspirational and demonstrate to all age groups but in particular young people, their parents and teachers, that engineering is diverse, creative, exciting, rewarding and important to society.

Support for the Week is coming from a range of organisations from across the country, including the NI Space Office, Enterprise Ireland, Belfast City Council, Ulster Wildlife, Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University

The programme of events will run over nine days in October and anyone can come along – to find more details and register please go to

Tuesday 9 October – “Space Engineering” – 10:30am – Armagh Planetarium

Thursday 11 October – “Engineering and Biodiversity” – 6pm – Malone House, Barnett Demesne, Belfast

Monday 15 October – “Aerospace Manufacturing” – 6pm – Ashby Building & NI Technology Centre, Belfast

Tuesday 16 October – “Diversity in Engineering” – 6pm – Malone House, Barnett Demesne, Belfast

Wednesday 17 October – “Biomedical Engineering” – 6pm – Wellington Park Hotel, Belfast

Thursday 18 October – “Electric and Hybrid Vehicles” – 6pm – Wellington Park Hotel, Belfast

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