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The South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering

Welcome to SAIMechE!
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...

SAIMechE launch digital accreditation platform - Privyseal

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering all our members the ability to demonstrate and verify their SAIMechE membership standing in real time using the Privyseal digital accreditation service.

TheGetting Started Guide” will provide you with more details on PrivySeal and will walk you through the registration process.

About SAIMechE

SAIMechE is the senior body representing the discipline of mechanical engineering in South Africa. It covers all fields of application as diverse as automobile, energy generation, process engineering, heavy manufacture, design, management, research, mining and education. SAIMechE is over a century old, and originated as the South African Association of Engineers and Architects, established in 1892. SAIMechE is a voluntary association of Mechanical Engineers, Technologists and Technicians that have access to various grades of membership and the associated benefits. 

SAIMechE's Mission: To serve the interests and needs of its members and of the Mechanical Engineering Community, and to promote the continued supply of appropriate and sufficient Mechanical Engineering skills to meet the nation’s needs, thereby enhancing the competitiveness of local industry to the benefit of all. 

In addition, the SAIMechE motto is: ‘Scientia Progredimur’ – By Knowledge We Advance.

An Engineer's View

This blog contains the popular commentary "An Engineer's View" which is a regular feature of SA Mechanical Engineer (our official publication).

The commentary reflects the personal views of SAIMechE members, typically those who have accepted leadership positions in the Institution. 

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 to read the current and past posts...

Professional Development Programme (PDP)

Standard of Professional Competency is 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 accessed here...

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