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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
9 Feb

The 2016 MaDE Annual Lecture

The 2016 MaDE Annual Lecture will see Sir Kenneth Grange RDI in conversation with Hugh Aldersey-Williams, author of British Design (MOMA) and Periodic Tales, the Curious Life of the Elements. The discussion will range from Sir Kenneth's approach to prototyping and materials selection to speculation about how advanced materials and manufacturing processes are creating new opportunities and challenges for the next generation of designers.

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10 Feb

Join us at our 3DP ACADEMY!

Join us at our exclusive event! A must for all those involved in product design and development looking to learn more about professional 3D Printing.?

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