As students graduate from the Faculty they become part of a global community working in a variety of professions
The Faculty is privileged to have an Imperial College Association Chapter. The Engineering Chapter is a partnership of the Faculty of Engineering, City and Guilds College Association (CGCA), Royal School of Mines Association (RSMA) and the Engineering Students' Union.
The Chapter draws together the expertise and membership of its associations in providing alumni, students and staff with information, publications, events and networking opportunities.
City & Guilds College Association
For alumni engaged in all aspects of engineering, design, consultancy, manufacturing and education, and related professional activities, the City & Guilds College Association (CGCA) was established as long ago as 1897, pre-dating the foundation of Imperial College by 10 years.
The Association only adopted this name in 1992, having been called Old Centralians for most of its earlier history. Still the largest of the constituent college associations, with a membership of around 5,000, the Association continues to flourish within Imperial's faculty-based framework.
Members of the Association may be found in all parts of the world, engaged in all aspects of engineering, design, consultancy, manufacturing and education, also in government, finance, commerce, and related professional activities.
Royal School of Mines Association
The oldest of the College's four constituent college associations, the Royal School of Mines Association (RSMA) began life as the RSM Old Students' Dining Club, with its first Annual Dinner held in 1873 - 22 years after the founding of the Royal School of Mines.
The Association was formally inaugurated in 1913. Because RSM graduates moved on to various parts of the globe, branches were established in mining centres such as Australia, Canada, South Africa and Malaysia. Correspondents were also appointed for the countries where graduates were more dispersed so as to keep in touch with London and act as local contacts.
Imperial Engineer magazine
One of the first collaborative ventures between CGCA and RSMA was the amalgamation of the CGCA journal 'Imperial College Engineer' and the RSMA's 'RSMA Update'. A joint Editorial Board was established and the new publication was named 'Imperial Engineer'.
It was agreed that 'Imperial Engineer' would be produced biannually, with the inaugural edition appearing in October 2004.