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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

"Soaring to Success - The Realisation of an Aviation Dream"
The 2017 John Orr Memorial Lecture titled "Soaring to Success - The Realisation of an Aviation Dream" will showcase the incredibly inspiring story of Jonker Sailplanes, and will be presented by founding brothers, Attie and Uys Jonker.  

The lecture will take us on an incredible journey from concept through to the production of a world class sailplane (glider). The lecture will highlight the intricate blend of complex aeronautical and mechanical design with a largely manual manufacture and assembly process.

Seats are filling up fast. Register now to attend this lecture that promises to captivate and inspire anyone with an interest in mechanical engineering.

The live web-cast will be available at this link:

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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