Membership of the IED is open to all those who study, practice, manage or educate in engineering and technological product design. Our members come from a diverse range of backgrounds and disciplines, but all have an interest and expertise in design. Benefits of membership are very wide ranging, most members join to gain professional registration and recognition of their expertise, to network with other designers and to continue their professional development.
Members also benefit from our ongoing commitment to influencing the development of standards and practices in engineering and technological product design.
Suitably qualified and experienced members of the Institution can apply for registration with the Engineering Council and the Society for the Environment.
Registration for both organisations is based on assessment of educational qualifications, training and competence and can be carried out alongside an application for membership. Further details can be found on the ‘becoming a member’ page.
Affiliate membership is available for those who wish to keep up to date with news and views on engineering and technological product design, new innovations, key events and product launches. Affiliates receive six copies of Engineering Designer journal and all e-newsletters published during that year. If you wish to sign up please complete this form. The cost is £45 per year.
Those accepted into membership may apply to be registered with the Engineering Council at Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Engineering Technician (EngTech) level, depending on the level of academic qualification held and competencies met. Suitably qualified and experienced members can also apply to become Chartered Environmentalists (CEnv).