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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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View From The Chair

Getting the knowledge

Chair of the IED Colin Ledsome focuses on the IED’s main conference activity – Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE) – and the role it plays as a powerful information source for members

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The Design News

Nominations are now open for the 2019 MacRobert Award

The MacRobert Award, now celebrating its 50th year, is the UK's longest-running and most prestigious national prize for engineering innovation

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Video 'Tinkering' children make robots, planes and catapults

Primary pupils in Manchester have been building robots, planes, vehicles and catapults, using their creativity and problem solving skills under a teaching approach dubbed "tinkering".

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IED President elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Congratulations to IED President Pete Lomas on being elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. This is a well-earned recognition of the work that Pete has done and continues to do in promoting engineering to young people.

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10 Dec

ICE and RICS annual carol service

The Institution of Civil Engineers will be joining with our colleagues of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for the Annual Carol Service in St Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey.

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Self Employed Directory

Mr M Robins MIED FSOE FIPlantE Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

Mr J Bryden MDes(Hons) MIED Stamford, Lincolnshire

Mr T Bird MIED Trowbridge, Wiltshire


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