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If you have completed a degree in engineering, product design or an affiliated subject, graduate membership of the IED is the first step towards professional status. It's free for the first year and includes the ability to post your CV on our job board, membership of the Graduate and Young Members group and guidance on professional development.

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View From The Chair

Preaching to the converted

Could engineering conversion courses be part of the solution to bridge the UK’s acute shortage of engineers? IED Chair Tania Humphries-Smith considers the arguments – and also the imperative

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The Latest Engineering News

Engineering UK Report 2016

I am delighted to alert you to the electronic availability of Engineering UK 2016 The State of Engineering, our annual flagship report into the state of engineering.

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Nick Rowan: championing the cause of GYM members

New GYM chairman Nick Rowan wants to see more young designers gain recognition and get valuable exposure right at the start of their careers

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New Chartership for Product Designers is a roaring success!

CTPD is a unique Chartership now within the reach of IED members and it’s already proving to be a winner. We would like to see even more members adding Chartered status to their credentials.

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Upcoming Events
11 Feb

Designing in Plastics ‘Now and Then'

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18 Feb

Skylab: Designing the First Large-Scale Space Station

Long-standing member of the IED Council, Colin Ledsome, will be giving a talk at the British Interplanetary Society on the subject of ‘Designing Skylab’ at the BIS HQ in Vauxhall, London on 18th February.

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