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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

Nominations are now open for the MacRobert Award 2021

The MacRobert Award is the UK's longest-running and most prestigious national prize for engineering innovation.

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Engineering a resilient and sustainable future - The National Engineering Policy Centre’s submission to the 2020 Spending Review

The IED has been working with the National Engineering Policy Centre’s contribution to the 2020 Spending Review

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BEIS Recognition of Professional Qualifications and Regulation of Professions: Call for Evidence

​The Department for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy (BEIS) are carrying out a consultation on the recognition of professional qualifications.

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Upcoming Events
28 Oct

SocEnv WEBINAR // Achieving CEnv - The Skills Required for a Successful Application

The Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) professional registration demonstrates that you hold the relevant environmental and sustainability skills within your profession at a Chartered level. But what are Chartered level skills for an environmental professional? And, if I do have them in my locker, how do I convey this on my CEnv application?

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3 Nov

Greening the Sector Seminar

This will be a great opportunity to hear how professional bodies are tackling environmental challenges, and inspire you to take action in your organisation.

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Self Employed Directory

Mr Ben Smith MDes MBA MIED Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Mr M Robins CEng MIED MIMechE FIPlantE Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

Mr J Bryden MDes(Hons) MIED Stamford, Lincolnshire


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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.