Welcome to the IED, the home for designers working in engineering and product design.
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.Find Out More
Like many areas of human endeavour, design requires prioritising competing demands. Colin Ledsome CEng FIED offers his wayRead More
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Tim Peake, the UK’s first European Space Agency astronaut, recently received one of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s top accolades at a special event for 400 school pupils at the Science Museum IMAX in London. Tim shared with the pupils his ...Read More
The MacRobert Award, now celebrating its 50th year, is the UK's longest-running and most prestigious national prize for engineering innovation.Read More
For over 150 years, engineering has been sub-divided into discipline groups by industry and area of expertise. Most larger projects today involve a number of those historic disciplines and are regarded as multi-disciplinary. Often, few have the breadth of understanding to ensure the integration necessary for a complex project to be a success. This can be a particular challenge where newer digital systems are being introduced into existing product fields. This system approach may require the individual historic disciplines to make compromises for the benefit of the whole design. The relevant expertise and understanding gained during design project work, both in academic courses and early training and experience, needs to be focussed to encourage understanding by novice engineers and those from related design disciplines.Read More
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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