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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

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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Supply chains: call for input

The Royal Academy of Engineering and its partners across the National Engineering Policy Centre are working to support government by helping identify potential future shortages and bottlenecks across critical supply chains in coming months.

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Coronavirus - Essential Business Guide

All businesses are facing challenges in these unprecedented times. Wright Hassall have shared with us these latest legal guides for UK business in respect of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic

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Upcoming Events
23 Jul

BSi Webinar - Moving Towards Net Zero – Engineering a Sustainable and Resilient World

The goal of meeting net zero carbon emissions requires a fundamentally new approach to engineering. It requires through-life co-creation to take part much more broadly than at present, greater understanding of environmental issues, and a new approach to the design and assurance cycle. Digitalisation lies at the heart of achieving net zero through this new approach to engineering design, yet too many digital transformation projects fail because the right environment for collaborating in this way does not exist.

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5 Aug


Are you planning to apply for Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) registration soon and want to know what an assessor will be looking for? Do you think you have the experience and knowledge to become a CEnv, but you're unsure of how to present this in your application? Are you thinking of becoming a CEnv, but aren't quite sure if you meet the requirements?

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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.