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


As everyone is well aware, the current situation relating to COVID-19 is resulting in a change of working practice for everyone. We are managing this at IED HQ, ensuring the health and wellbeing of our staff and volunteers by limiting social contact and encouraging working from home. This inevitably means that some aspects of the service you expect from us may be interrupted – please be patient at this time, we will continue to work hard at responding to enquiries, processing applications and generally being as helpful as we can, it may just take a little longer to get things done.

Why Become a Member?

Member Benefits

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

In the beginning…

Every design can trace its history back to an idea, muses Colin Ledsome CEng FIED

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The Design News

Society for the Environment - #iamCEnv Launched! Showcasing the World of Chartered Environmentalists

The Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) community is coming together throughout August 2020 to tell the world about their vital work. If you are a CEnv, we’d love you to join in! If you're aspiring to become a CEnv or an environmental professional ...

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Scholarship Opportunity - Design Engineering for Innovation MSc by Research

An exciting scholarship opportunity has arisen. We are seeking a group of talented design engineers with product innovation and field-testing skills to join our fast-paced international research project called Generation 2 Reinvented Toilet (G2RT)

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RAEng NEPC Paper - Supply chain challenges, lessons learned and opportunities

The report shows how UK supply chains were disrupted during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and assesses the success of mitigation measures from procurement to logistics and skills in the food, electronics, telecommunications, transport ...

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Upcoming Events
10 Aug


The engineering industry comes together to celebrate Pride month, virtually with a series of online events highlighting the experiences of LGBT+ people across the industry.

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23 Sep

Simulation Driven Design Workshop from Altair & Brompton Bicycle

This free to attend workshop for IED members is developed jointly between Altair and Brompton Bicycle, creators of the iconic folding bike. The presenters will provide an introduction to Altair Inspire & Altair SimSolid, powerful simulation technologies built specifically for Design Engineers. The solutions enable companies to rapidly explore and optimise new designs, while accurately investigating if your CAD models will meet performance goals in just a few seconds.

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Self Employed Directory

Mr Ben Smith MDes MBA MIED Mr Ben Smith MDes MBA MIED

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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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.