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The Solent Network includes the Isle of Wight and all of Hampshire south of a line drawn to the north of Alton and Winchester.  More details of the various sections and the volunteer committees can be found via the links below:
Hampshire & IoW
United Kingdom


In the Solent area there is one of the largest concentrations of engineers in the UK.  No less than three universities offer courses leading to degrees which are accredited for Chartered Engineer status and there are also many colleges offering courses for all levels of technical qualifications.  Our industries are modern and there is a thriving engineering community.
The Solent Network of the IET is active in a number of areas.  We support:
  • work in schools through STEM Ambassadors,
  • students in universities and colleges through a programme of talks, technical visits and workshops and
  • young engineers in the early career years through lectures, lifeskills courses and all-important networking with other engineers. 
There is provision for participation by engineers at all stages of their career and finally a lively section for retired members.  This is truly a 'professional home for life'!
Details of our structure and activities, including how to contact us

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Upcoming Events


The IET is keen to reward success on courses that lead t he way   to the student  becoming a Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer, or Engineering Technician. Grant Howlett, who is employed by SSE and studies at Highbury College, was recommended by his course supervisor to receive an IET award for his excellent performance during the 2015/16 ... read more...
Posted by Gordon Dixon on IET Solent Network Jun 20, 2016 4:24 PM BST


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