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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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The write stuff

Students seem to have lost much of the dexterity they used to have, affecting their ability to write, draw and perform for surgery. Colin Ledsome CEng FIED offers a way forward

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The Design News

New policy centre to drive engineering’s dialogue with government

The newly launched National Engineering Policy Centre will help engineers talk to policymakers with one voice writes Royal Academy of Engineering President, Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FREng FRS HonFIEDwho is also an Honorary Fellow of the ...

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Nominations are now open for the IED Annual Prize for Final Year Students on IED Accredited Degree Courses

The annual IED prize is awarded to IED student members who produce an outstanding performance on their final project.

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Call to Members: Responsible Innovation - What are your views?

BSI and Innovate UK are currently working together to develop a framework for the responsible governance of innovative technologies. Companies involved in these activities are increasing asked to demonstrate they are behaving responsibly, especially ...

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