Welcome to the IED website

Welcome to the IED, the home for designers working in engineering and product design.

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

Getting the knowledge

Chair of the IED Colin Ledsome focuses on the IED’s main conference activity – Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE) – and the role it plays as a powerful information source for members

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The Design News

Your Institution needs you!

The IED is run by a small permanent staff, but the majority of our activities are carried out by volunteers. Active Members give their time to help with a range of activities, including: assessment of applications, accreditation of courses, ...

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Nominations are now open for the 2019 Sir Frank Whittle Medal

For outstanding and sustained achievement in any engineering discipline

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Nominations are now open for the 2019 RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year

A £3,000 prize for early career UK engineers, supported by the Worshipful Company of Engineers

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Upcoming Events
18 Dec

PVC ReDesigned Competition - A Circular Economy Design Competititon for Design Students

We are delighted to invite you to participate (as an individual or team) in our PVC Redesigned Competition, aimed at showcasing innovative design concepts for the reuse of PVC material in the Circular Economy.

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Self Employed Directory

Mr M Robins MIED FSOE 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.