With 18 regions and 35 regional committees here at Engineering New Zealand, we receive a lot of questions. We've put together a list of our most frequently asked questions to help you find the answers you're looking for, faster.

What’s the difference between branches and Young Engineers committees?

The branches represent all members in their region with a focus on providing a range of events to appeal to varied audiences. The Young Engineers represent engineers earlier in their career and provide opportunities to connect and develop together. To join a Young Engineers committee, you need to be under 35.

How do I change the region I’m receiving updates and events from?

When you join a branch, you’ll automatically receive updates from that region. You can also choose to receive updates from other regions by updating your communication preferences. Subscribing to other branches’ updates won’t change the branch you belong to. You can do this by changing your memberships and registrations.

What type of events do branches run?

Branches run a variety of social and technical events that give members the opportunity to network and develop in range of different topics.

How do I join my local committee?

The regional committees call for applications usually once a year. Keep an eye on your regional newsletter for your opportunity to apply. Learn more about volunteering for your local committee. If you’re interested in other volunteer opportunities at Engineering New Zealand, please get in touch.

How do I suggest an event to be run in my region?

Contact us and let us know where you’re based so we can put you in touch with your local committee, or go along to an event and speak to a committee member in person.

Do branches and Young Engineers run free events?

The regional committees run a mix of free and paid events. When registering on our website, any cost will be clearly shown before completing registration.

Do I need to be a member of Engineering New Zealand to attend events?

No, most events are open to anyone in the engineering community. However, some events may be free for members and incur a cost for non-members. Our membership page has information on becoming a member and the benefits you’ll receive.

Who runs events in my regions?

There is a branch and a Young Engineer committee in all 17 of our regions across Aotearoa and a branch in the UK. You may also see events organised by one of our 40 Groups.

Is it just experienced engineers who attend events?

We have a range of engineers attending events from students to retirees. If you’re early in your career and looking to connect with engineers at a similar level, look out for events hosted by your local Young Engineers committee.

What benefits do I get from joining a branch committee?

There are a number of benefits to volunteering on your local branch committee:

  • Build extensive connections.
  • Gain valuable governance experience.
  • Become a leader in the industry.
  • Add a point of difference to your CV and LinkedIn profile.
  • Give back to the community.

Do you run technical events?

Yes, our regional committees organise a mix of social and technical events.

How do I meet people from my discipline?

To connect with other engineers in your specific disciplines, check out our technical and special interest groups.

Where do I find recordings of past events?

You can find them on our YouTube channel.

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