Founded in 1945, Chartered in 2012, the IED is the premier membership body representing engineering and product designers. We aim to support and inspire our members to achieve their career goals and professional aspirations.
To be at the heart of the professional design and technology community.
Become a member
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.
What we do
We work with our members to help them achieve their goals in professional recognition. We offer support, guidance and mentoring through the membership and registration processes. We work with colleges and universities regarding the quality of their engineering design and product design courses. We collaborate with other organisations to improve the standing and respect for engineers and designers across the world, advising government on relevant policy, contributing to think tanks and instigating conversations about the future for design and engineering and ensuring our members' influence in society.