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Membership of the IED is open to all who work in, study, manage, research, teach or practice design. Membership is welcomed at all grades of academic study and levels of expertise. The purpose of the IED is to support our members to achieve their career goals by mentoring and guiding designers to the appropriate grade of professional registration.

The first step to achieving this professional registration is to complete our simple application form.

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Slow food (for thought)

How will passenger car speed limits affect design, enquires Colin Ledsome CEng FIED

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The Design News

Royal Academy of Engineering 2020 Visiting Professors Scheme

The Royal Academy of Engineering 2020 Visiting Professors Scheme opens for applications on 14th February, this year particularly encouraging more applicants from post-92 universities and under-represented groups in engineering, such as women and ...

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Nominations are invited for the Geoff Kirk Young Members Award for 2020

The award was introduced in 2011 by Professor Geoff Kirk to mark his time as President of the Institution.

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C4D Cranfield seeking a talented individual with Mechatronics expertise to undertake a funded MSc by research role with a World Leading aerospace company

The Centre for Competitive Creative Design at Cranfield University are working in partnership with an internationally recognised aerospace company located within the UK to develop and test novel aeroplane technology to enhance the user travel ...

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Upcoming Events
25 Feb

QE Prize Future Nominations Forum

This is an exceptional opportunity for early-career engineers to come together to reflect and review the current state of the engineering sector and put forward their ideas for the networks and projects worthy of nomination for the next Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.

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25 Feb

Composites & Materials Seminar

Join InterEngineering, Arup and the NCC for a seminar on composites & materials.

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Self Employed Directory

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Mr M Robins CEng MIED MIMechE FIPlantE Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

Mr J Bryden MDes(Hons) MIED Stamford, Lincolnshire

Mr T Bird MIED Trowbridge, Wiltshire


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