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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

His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, dies aged 99

It is with immense sadness that we note the passing of HRH Prince Philip, Patron of the Institution of Engineering Designers.

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We are seeking nominations for our suite of IED Awards for 2021

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The Engineering Council's Guidance on Sustainability

Engineers have a significant role to play in helping society achieve a more sustainable future. To support this, the Engineering Council, the regulatory body for the UK engineering profession, has issued updated Guidance on Sustainability for ...

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Upcoming Events
21 Apr

Making it Work: free Engineering Council event on engineering competence for a sustainable world

Engineers have a crucial role to play in achieving global goals and building a more sustainable world. A free, online event on 21 April will set out the big picture of how professional standards and guidance can support practising engineers, at all career levels, towards this goal and drill down to how those apply in their day-to-day work.

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Self Employed Directory

Mr Ben Smith MDes MBA MIED Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Mr M Robins CEng MIED MIMechE FIPlantE Uttoxeter, Staffordshire


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