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IES promotes the exchange of information, new thinking and encourages young engineers Why Join?

Welcome to IES

IES is a multi-disciplinary engineering body, founded in Scotland, that provides a forum in which individuals from all engineering and related disciplines can discuss and exchange information, generate ideas and encourage young engineers. IES works with kindred bodies to promote a wider understanding of the role of the professional engineer in society.

In November 2020, the name of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland (IESIS) was changed to its original form: the Institution of Engineers in Scotland (IES). This is a new website launched when the name was changed.

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Publication of the Month

Strategies for solving complex problems

Authored by IES Past President Iain MacLeod

The paper discusses fundamental issues in problem solving and describes methods used by professional engineers.


Featured Quote

“It would be well if engineering were less generally thought of, and even defined, as the art of constructing. In a certain important sense it is rather the art of not-constructing.”

Arthur Mellen Wellington, American Civil Engineer / The Economic Theory of the Location of Railways, 1887

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