- Engineering sector remains key to Northern Ireland’s economy – employing almost 125,000 people and turning over £20 billion
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 9th and 18th October aimed at introducing young people to engineering as a possible career path.
The 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 https://nearyou.imeche.org/near-you/UK/Northern-Ireland :
Tuesday 9th October – “Space Engineering” – 10:30am – Armagh Planetarium
Thursday 11th October – “Engineering and Biodiversity” – 6pm – Malone House, Barnett
Monday 15th October – “Aerospace Manufacturing” – 6pm – Ashby Building & NI Technology
Tuesday 16th October – “Diversity in Engineering” – 6pm – Malone House, Barnett Demesne,
Wednesday 17th October – “Biomedical Engineering” – 6pm – Wellington Park Hotel, Belfast
Thursday 18th October – “Electric and Hybrid Vehicles” – 6pm – Wellington Park Hotel, Belfast
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