Young members' network

Young Members are any Affiliate, Associate or member who has become professionally registered within the last ten years.

We have a thriving network of over 65,000 professionally registered Affiliates, Associates or other members who qualify as Young Members.

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Get Involved 

We have a range of ways you can get involved, including events, activities and competitions. Find out more about our activities, competitions and challenges or volunteer on our Young Members Board.

Young Members Board activities and competitions


    • Prepare to be inspired by young engineers who have done incredible things.
    • Free to attend


  • Global Engineering Debate (GED)

    • Innovative and interactive debate, run globally
    • Discusses key themes directly relevant to the current and future generations of engineering professionals
  • Great Event Ideas Guide

    • Find inspiration and information to run your own events
    • Share details of your own successful events with other Young Members groups

    Photographer of the Year

    • International photo competition
    • Open to members and non-members of the Institution
  • Speak Out for Engineering (SOfE)

    • Global competition
    • Designed to help develop verbal and visual communication skills in explaining technical mechanical engineering-related subject


Young Members Engineering Challenges

Design Challenge

  • Teams of first and second year undergraduates
  • Design, create, present and run a device to a strict technical specification.

Formula Student

  • Europe’s most established educational engineering competition
  • Challenges university teams to design, build and run a single seater race car.

Apprentice Automation Challenge

  • Innovative design and manufacturing
  • Challenge teams to improve an everyday home or garden device.

Railway Challenge

  • Teams of students or apprentices
  • Tests business knowledge, design ability and technical skills in a live test environment.


UAS Challenge

  • Teams of undergraduates
  • Undertake a full design and build cycle of an Unmanned Aircraft System with specific mission objectives.

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