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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

A very Quick year!!

Tania Humphries-Smith reflects on the highlights of her first year as IED Chair – and the many exciting challenges that now lie ahead for the institution

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The Latest Engineering News

Mind your Ps and queues!

The ‘Pee Power’ urinal – which turns pee into electricity –took centre stage in the Stone Circle at Glastonbury Festival in June.

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Airlander 10 on a high with clearance for lift-off

As it prepares for the first new flight of its Airlander 10 hybrid airship, Hybrid Air Vehicles of the UK has been showcasing the vehicle’s special operations credentials recently at SOFEX. Persistence, large payload, modularity, quiet operations ...

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Innovate UK has up to £200,000 and a package of tailored support to award to businesswomen who have exciting ideas, and the potential to become leaders in innovation and deliver signi?cant economic growth.

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Upcoming Events
10 Feb

Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius

To be featured in the next issue of the IED journal, the Da Vinci exhibition at the Science Museum is a must-see

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8 Sep

E&PDE 16 - Design Education: Collaboration and Cross-disciplinarity

The 18th Internationals Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education will be hosted by the Department of Architecture, Design & Media Technology of Aalborg University, Denmark.

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