Student Membership

Student membership with the IED is the starting point to a professional career. If you are studying product design or engineering design, membership of the IED will give you the opportunity to network with other students and those already working in industry. It can also help you gain professional recognition and registration with the Engineering Council, Society of the Environment, as a Professional Product Designer, or as a Professional CAD specialist as appropriate. Membership is free for full time students and includes access to post your CV on the IED website if looking for a placement or employment, free of charge.

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Full Membership

To apply for membership of the IED sign up with our simple form and submit it with your membership application fee of £90. If you are also interested in professional registration as a registered engineer, registered product designer, registered CAD professional or a Chartered Environmentalist simply tick the relevant box and we’ll guide you through the next steps of the process. To find out more about the various registrations, click here.

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Do you want to keep up-to-date with news and views on engineering and technological product design, new innovations and product launches but without applying for membership of the IED?

Sign up for only £55.60.

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Company Membership

Company Membership is open to any organisation which employs engineering and/or technological product designers. We will provide guidance and support to staff wishing to gain membership and registrations, hold in-house open days, appoint an Industrial Liaison Officer and give advice on professional development issues for all appropriate staff. Companies who work with the IED find that their staff, through gaining professional recognition, have a greater sense of loyalty to the company, are more satisfied in their roles and as a result are more productive.

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If you've got any questions about the IED or our membership process then we'd be more than happy to hear from you. Simply click on the 'submit question' button, fill in the contact form and we'll get back to you with a response as soon as possible.