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Royal Charter

The IED became a Chartered Body in 2012. That means that our governing document is a Charter from the Privy Council, endowed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, which enables us to carry out our activities and objects and governs what we can and cannot do as a body. The Charter is what enables us to award Chartered Technological Product Designer to our suitably qualified and experienced product design members.


The by-laws detail how we operate as an organisation, what our governance structure is and how we interact with our Members and other associated bodies. The Charter and the By-laws are both controlled by the Privy Council and cannot be altered without their permission.

Code of Conduct

All Members of the Institution, at all grades, are required to abide by the Code of Conduct, which includes expectations of how members should conduct themselves in their professional lives. Contravention of the Code could result in expulsion from the Institution and removal of any registrations gained.


Our values: At all times we aim to inspire, support and achieve by:

Commitment to Diversity

The Engineering Diversity Concordat (EDC) is a commitment made by engineering professional bodies and is open to adoption by organisations operating within and across the engineering profession. It is based on the premise that Professional Engineering Institutions (PEIs) will be most effective in improving the diversity of the profession when they work in partnership to achieve common aims through co-operation. In signing the Concordat, each PEI is stating that they agree to work towards achieving the following objectives:

  1. Communicate commitment to equality and inclusion principles and practices
  2. Take action to increase diversity amongst those in professional engineering membership and registration
  3. Monitor and measure progress

The IED is a proud EDC signatory working closely with the Royal Academy of Engineering and all other PEIs to achieve all three objectives as outlined above, for all of our members working across all of our sectors and grades.

Annual Report and Accounts

Please click here to access the latest Annual Report and Accounts.

Engineering Council - Whistleblowing and Security

Engineers and technicians should understand their professional obligations with respect to whistleblowing and know where to go for guidance and advice.

This link describes whistleblowing and the processes that engineers and technicians should follow when confronted by a potential whistleblowing situation.

Security can be defined as the state of relative freedom from threat or harm caused by deliberate, unwanted, hostile or malicious acts. It operates on a number of levels ranging from national security issues to countering crime.

This link sets out six key principles to guide engineers and technicians in identifying, assessing, managing and communicating issues about security.

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