Institution of Engineering Designers

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Coordinates: 51°14′53″N 2°11′42″W / 51.248°N 2.195°W / 51.248; -2.195

Institution of Engineering Designers
Abbreviation IED
Formation 1945
Legal status Non-profit company and registered charity (1145678, formerly 269879)[1]
Purpose Professional body for engineering designers
  • Courtleigh, Westbury Leigh, Westbury, Wiltshire, UK BA13 3TA
Region served Worldwide
Membership Engineering designers
Chief Executive Libby Brodhurst
Main organ IED Council (President - Sir George Cox)
Affiliations Engineering Council, Society for the Environment
Website IED

The Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) 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. The membership of the institution work in a diverse range of industries that include: product design and manufacturing; architectural design and construction; mechanical, automotive and aircraft design, design education, IT and computing.


The stated aims of the institution[2] are to further the interests of its members by:

  • Promoting and facilitating the advancement of engineering and product design within both industry and education
  • Supporting the professional development of its members
  • Facilitating the exchange of knowledge and ideas between its members and the various industries in which they work
  • Raising the standing and visibility of its members
  • Maintaining a high standard of professional conduct

The IED is licensed by the Engineering Council to assess candidates wishing to join the ECUK’s Register of Professional Engineers and Technicians who may then receive Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer or Engineering Technician status. The Institution is also licensed by the EC to accredit undergraduate and post graduate degree courses[3] and by the Society for the Environment to award Chartered Environmentalist registration to suitably qualified and experienced members.

Members of the institution are entitled to use the postnominal letters MIED; the institution also maintains accreditation pathways for CAD users allowing suitably competent persons to achieve "Competent Draughting Associate Status" and use the postnominal letters CDAIED.


The institution is based in Wiltshire and has members world wide including active local groups in Malta, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Royal Charter[edit]

The institute was presented with a Royal Charter by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, a patron of the IDE since 1954, at a ceremony on 23 February 2012.[4]

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