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Welcome to the IED, the home for designers working in engineering and product design.

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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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The new trend of innovation

The definition of design must evolve with the times, argues Colin Ledsome CEng FIED

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The Design News

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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'I do my engineering in high heels not a hard hat'

By Bill Wilson, Business reporter, BBC News

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Academy teams up with Raspberry Pi at the Science Museum to celebrate top award for astronaut Tim Peake

Tim Peake, the UK’s first European Space Agency astronaut, recently received one of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s top accolades at a special event for 400 school pupils at the Science Museum IMAX in London. Tim shared with the pupils his ...

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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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