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.

Find Out More
View From The Chair

Embracing Diversity

In a world where skills shortages are rampant, why are so many young people marginalised? asks IED Chair Tania Humphries-Smith

Read More
The Design News

New Years Honour for IED President

Huge congratulations to IED President Maggie Philbin on being awarded an OBE in the New Years Honours list for services to engineering education.

Read More

Nominations are invited for the IOMMM’s Awards for 2017 - deadline 13 January.

The awards cover personal achievement and published work in a range of materials sectors and applications. Some awards are designed to recognise the achievement of younger people at the start of their career.

Read More

The professional and CPD....

CPD is understood across most professions as the systematic acquisition of knowledge and skills, and the development of personal qualities to maintain and enhance professional competencies.

Read More
Upcoming Events
2 Feb

The future for the UK's patent framework


Read More
16 Feb


SMASHfestUK is a STEM festival based in SE London in Deptford.

Read More
Self Employed Directory

Mr R Spencer IEng MIED Greater Manchester


Ask the CEO

Submit Question

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.