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The South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering

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The pre-eminent body for the Mechanical Engineering profession

SAIMechE exists to serve the interests and needs of its members, to advance the science and practise of mechanical engineering, and to promote high standards in the profession. Our website is the primary vehicle to deliver on our objectives. Join here...

John Orr Memorial Lecture (Watch now!)

"Soaring to Success - The Realisation of an Aviation Dream"
Once again the John Orr Memorial Lecture was a huge success. Attie and Uys, founding brothers of Jonker Sailplanes, talked about the incredibly inspiring story of how their dream of creating the perfect sailplane was realised. They took the audience on their journey from concept through to the production of a world class sailplane (glider), covering the intricate blend of complex aeronautical and mechanical design with a largely manual manufacture and assembly process. Watch the recording of the Lecture here:

Standard of Professional Competency is the key to professional development

Driving the strategic objectives of SAIMechE is a commitment to the professional competencies described in its Standard of Professional Competency (SPC).

SAIMechE’s SPC adopts the eleven learning outcomes described in the Engineering Council of South Africa’s various competency standards for professional registration. In doing so, the Institution endorses the standard as the complete description of competencies expected of the "professional”.

The SAIMechE Standard of Professional Competency, and other documents related to our Professional Development Programme (PDP) can be viewed here.

SAIMechE Training Events

SAIMechE short course events are designed to satisfy the ongoing development needs of practicing professionals, both as delegates and event presenters.

SAIMechE's training events are a mechanism to benefit all stakeholders: SAIMechE members, the Institution itself, and the general mechanical engineering community.

All SAIMechE training events are CPD validated.

Click here for more info on our training events including the events calendar...

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