The Institution of Engineering Designers is a British professional engineering institution founded in 1945. The IED is the UK’s only professional body representing those working in the fields of Engineering and Technological Product Design. We are a registered charity and a Chartered body, the only organisation able to grant Chartered status to product design professionals.

Our Vision - Our Ambition

To be at the heart of the professional design and technology community.

Our Mission – Our Purpose

We work to inspire, develop and promote professionals working in engineering and product design.  Setting standards and competencies for our members who advance and progress society by providing technical products and solutions.

Our People - Our IED

At the IED, we believe diversity and inclusion are at the core of our vision and mission. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture that supports and empowers our members, staff and volunteers. We celebrate the power of our diverse community to create a better world.


Our History - Our Heritage

Founded in 1945, Chartered in 2012, the IED is the premier membership body representing engineering and product designers. Click below to find out more.

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