Membership applications, enquiries and general questions can be sent directly to our UK office, or e-mail to [email protected].

SAE members are people of uncommon commitment who design, manufacture, test, market, and maintain self-propelled land, sea, air & space vehicles, components & systems. Membership in SAE offers exclusive benefits to help you make the most of your career in the mobility industry. With leading-edge technical information and a network of 90,000 professionals throughout the world.

SAE-UK is an Affiliate of SAE International and has recently merged with the Institute of Vehicle Engineers. It now has more than 2000 full and student members.

  • To improve standards of design, use of materials, methods of manufacturing and safety, recognising environmental and legislative requirements.
  • To encourage the development of automotive technology with the application of new ideas and manufacturing processes.
  • To improve the status of personal members within the industry.
  • To provide continuous updating of the developments in technology in the industry.

SAE-UK incorporating the Institute of Vehicle Engineers is the oldest society solely concerned with the automotive industry. Its roots go back to the early 1880’s when prominent coachbuilders of the day sought to safeguard and maintain standards of design, materials and production. It is the only professional society dedicated solely to the vehicle and component manufacturing industries.

SAE-UK incorporating the Institute of Vehicle Engineers organises annually Design Award Competitions, Vehicle Engineering Technology Competitions, a Vehicle Technology Conference and Technical lectures which provide forums for the exchange of new ideas and processes at Centres throughout the country. (See events calendar.) SAE-UK magazines disseminate news of the industry and its advances.

From time to time an Essay Competition under the Maythorn Bequest is arranged.

SAE-UK incorporating the Institute of Vehicle Engineers, aims to expand its influence in design for safety and the use of new technologies and materials. It continues to represent members in the design, manufacturing and related sectors of the vehicle industry.