IET events this October – #engineering and technology dates for your diary



The IET’s web of local and technical networks spreads far and wide this month – both in terms of geography and topics covered. A number of technical visits are taking place across the UK, Europe and Asia including a technical visit to a Hong Kong marine theme park – an event arranged by local students.

As well as the opportunity to go behind the scenes of aquariums, hydroelectric plants and automotive manufacturing sites there’s a variety of lectures going ahead in October. Highlights include the famous Professor Kevin Warwick giving his assessment of Alan Turing’s Imitation Game and the IET’s 2016 Young Professionals event entitled Robots in space: the final frontier.

October also hosts special events such as the IET’s exciting ‘Engineering the Future’ festival and the annual IET President’s address, where incoming IET President Professor Jeremy Watson will discuss ‘The Interdisciplinary jigsaw – developing the engineering future.’

In addition there’s also a wide range of workshops, seminars and courses designed to support engineers’ professional development taking place throughout October. Subjects include employability, professional registration, project management, finance and commercial awareness.

Below are a few of our highlights for the month, but also be sure to check out the full IET events listings to find out about everything taking place near you.

06 October, Engineering the Future Festival, London, workshop

06 October, The IET President’s Address, London, lecture

07 October, Bentley Motors headquarters and production plant, Crewe, visit

10 October, Employability – How to win a job, Adelaide, workshop

11-13 October, Model-based approach to systems engineering, London, course

12 October, Routes to registration, Coventry, workshop

13 October, Jaguar Land Rover plant tour, Solihull, visit

17 October, Leading and developing successful teams, online, course

18 October, Commercial awareness for technical people, London, course

19 October, SIG Solar 3 and Verbois solar and hydroelectric stations, Geneva, visit

19 October, Star Wars: the battle for space supremacy, Guildford, lecture

20 October, Robots in space: the final frontier, London, lecture

21 October, Breathe easy: engineering air quality solutions now, Birmingham, conference

25-27 October, Finance and accounting, Bristol, course


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