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COUNCIL OF REGISTERED

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
OF MAURITIUS

ASSESSMENT SHEETS IN USE FOR INTERVIEWS FOR


REGISTRATION STAGE 1 AND REGISTRATION STAGE 2
21 January 2008

ASSESSMENT SHEET FOR


REGISTRATION STAGE 1

COUNCIL OF REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS

REGISTRATION STAGE

REGISTRATION: Stage 1 (Eligibility for Registration) *1


Applicable when candidates hold qualifications which have not been accredited by a CRPE recognised or approved body, or when
Council decides that this process be applied to ascertain if the qualifications satisfy Section 13.2.b(ii) of the CRPE Act.
Note *1: This Format has been produced for convenience of Assessors. Councils Standard for Professional Engineering Competence
contains the complete Standard.

Summary of Applicants Qualifications (Knowledge and Ability for Undertaking Engineering Practice)
Date

Place of Assessment

Applicants Name
Engineering Qualifications
Specialisation (if any)

Section A:

Assessors Declaration

We, the undersigned, declare that to the best of our knowledge we have no professional or other relationship with the Applicant of a
nature likely to be or be construed to be a conflict of interest in the present Assessment. We declare hereunder our interests, which
dictate against our participation in this assessment.
Assessors Names

State if applicant is related,


subordinate, customer, etc , or
<none>

Signature

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2
3

Section B:

Applicants Qualifications

(Opinion based on based on Scrutiny of Documents on Record)


Councils Note: Sections B1, B2 and B3 are to be completed, after assessment, if the Assessment Panel finds Applicants Standard to be lower
than necessary for the issue of an Eligibility (to Registration) Certificate.
Assessors Opinion (based on Documents)

B1
B2
B3
(i)

Affix Initials

Its standard conforms to Councils Standard for an Approved Degree


Information is insufficient for expressing a fair opinion as to whether it satisfies Section 13.2.b(ii) of the
Act
Its Overall standard falls short of Approved Standard in the following respects:

(ii)
(iii)
B4
Performance at HSC-GCEALevel- Bac [good/satisfactory or other] *2
B5
Performance at Engineering Exams [First/Second or other] *3
Note *2: other: Under B4 (if applicable) enter no evidence or weak
Note *3: other: Under B5 (if applicable) enter pass, unclassified or weak

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Section C:

Assessment based on Interview of Applicant

Applicant was interviewed towards determining his/her academic standard, compared to that of a graduate from an approved course in
engineering for the purposes of Section 13.2.b(ii) of the Act. We have found Applicants performance in specific areas to be as follows:
C.1
1A.
1B.

Applicants Theoretical Knowledge, Understanding and Ability


Applicants Knowledge of Mathematics, Science, Technology, and Engineering Principles; and
Applicants ability to apply that knowledge to optimise existing and emerging technologies in their own area of practice:
Area
(Item 1A2 is mandatory)

1A1

Mathematics and Applied Science

1A2

Application of Scientific and engineering principles in design within Applicants


discipline.

1B1

Assessment of users needs, formulating marketing strategies, etc.

1B2

Theoretical approach to new technology, quality improvement and innovation

Checked?
Yes/No

Finding**
A
S

*4

Note *4: Include 1A1 and 1A2 in assessment if performance at B4 and B5 is other. Applicant must demonstrate being comfortable with
his/her theoretical knowledge, and of its application in the chosen field of engineering.
**
: U Unsatisfactory; A Average; S Satisfactory.

An applicant with a majority of U will need to re-apply.

C.2.

Application of Applicants theoretical knowledge in specific areas

2A.

Analysis and Solving of engineering problems


Area *5
(Assess applicant under any one item)

2A1

Understanding functions and design of engineering systems, structures, equipment,


components, etc.

2A2

Investigating departures from designed performance: failure, unreliability, instability;


Identifying contributory causes/sources - solutions.

2A3

Appraising and reviewing engineering design; enhancing economic efficiency,


operational performance; capacity and productivity.

Test any one

Finding
U

Note *5: Expertise is not an absolute requirement. Applicant should demonstrate sufficient theoretical knowledge to discuss relevant issues
and attempt tasks.

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2B.

Applicants ability apply theoretical knowledge to design a system, component or processes, to meet a specified needs (purpose
and performance), i.e. producing a viable design within the scope of a design brief.
Area *6
(Mandatory - any one item from 2B1 to 2B4)

2B1

Test any one


main item

Finding
U

Interpreting design brief:


task required and applicable criteria
identifying parameters influencing design
alternative design schemes

2B2

Selecting a particular technical solution and other criteria influencing use and
marketing of the end product.

2B3

Problems likely to arise during design, and envisaging solutions to these eventualities.

2B4

Understanding design methodologies: application of knowledge to design solutions to


unfamiliar problems, possibly involving other disciplines.

2B5

Checking a design produced from using proprietary software against design by


conventional method.

2B
Note 6: Applicant must be able to design or explain how to design at least one elementary component or element of a system or process under 2B1, discuss
any other issue from 2B2 to2B5 with confidence.

2C.

Applicants ability to conduct investigations of technical issues consistent with his/her level of knowledge and understanding, and
ability to design and conduct experiments, analyse and interpret data towards designing and developing an engineering solution
Area *7
(Assess Applicant under any one item)

2C1

Test any one

Finding
U

Explaining observed performance; Formulating a hypothesis involving significant


dependent and independent parameters influencing for the result.

2C2

Testing the hypothesis: defining tasks to be carried out; scientific and engineering
principles involved; identifying parameters likely to influence the value of experiment

2C3

Conducting the experiment: recording and evaluating and presenting data; analyse,
interpret, explain results, and draw conclusions, justify design.

2C

Note *7: Applicant not responding satisfactorily under Section 2A or 2B may be given an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and
ability under this Section.

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C.3

Management and Leadership Skills

3A

Applicants knowledge and understanding of, and ability to use, the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools, including
management practices and procedures, necessary for engineering practice.
Area *8
(Assess any one and discuss any other)

3A1

Test any one

Finding
A

Project Management tools; techniques (e.g., Gant Chart, PERT/CPM,


mathematical modelling, computer simulation); and their applications.

3A2

Basic Financial Statements (Balance Sheet), Cashflows and budgets;


identifying elements affecting profitability.

3A3

Ability to carrryout Project Appraisal and costing using discounted cash-flow


techniques-NPV, IRR

3A4

Assessment of service quality and performance; methods and procedures.

3A5

Project Management; Programming and control of resources; decision


processes (use of statistics, uncertainty, probability, curve fitting)

3A
Note *8:

3B.

Applicant must be able to attempt a project appraisal.

Applicant's ability to see through the operation of supply and execution of engineering contracts.
Area * 9
(Assess Applicant under any one item)

3B1

Procurement:
works.

Test any one

Finding
U

Procedures, Specifications, Conditions of Contract for Engineering

3B2

Contract pricing; safeguarding against market trends influencing cost; raw materials,
labour, manufacturing processes, taxes, etc;

3B3

Monitor/control activities and events influencing costs and profitability of business.

3B4

Ability to Produce Design brief; procurement of design and construction services;

3B5

Production techniques (manufacture, assembly, etc), material testing procedures, etc.

3B6

Risks management and assessment in project management and business; Limitations


of Risks assessment and management techniques.

3B
Note *9: Applicant must be knowledgeable about contract execution. Working knowledge should be demonstrated on at least one of the
issues.

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C.4.

Engineer's Responsibility for the Environment, Health, and Safety.

4A

Applicant to demonstrate that he/she has knowledge of the impact of engineering design on quality of environment, health and
safety, and quality of life, and,
Applicant is able to recognise and assess risks to quality of life, and, consequently, to design and implement measures and
safeguards to enhance quality of environment and life, and ensure sustainability.

4B

Area *10
4A1

Test any one

Finding
U

Awareness of common environmental threats, including from pollution, to quality of


environment and life; applicable control procedures and safeguards.

4A2

Legislation (relevant to their practice) governing quality of environment, safety, health,


and welfare of society, and its influence on the design process and solutions
implemented.

4B1

Awareness of Environmental and sustainability issues linked to project implementation


methods, procedures, and material choice.

4B2

Impact of Design and operation on energy consumption and emission of greenhouse


gases. Effects and constraints of impact assessment on design.

4B3

Recognise, monitor assess, and prioritise risks to the quality of environment in own
area of practice, as well as hazards to safety, welfare and health.

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Note *10: Applicant must demonstrate his/her awareness of environmental and sustainability related issues.

C.5.

Interpersonal Skills and Communications *11

5A

Applicant to have awareness of need for developing and enhancing his/her ability to interact with individuals and groups, including
peers, subordinates, clients, administrators, policy makers and the public:

Assessors to ascertain that


5A1
5A2
5A3

Applicant demonstrates a good command of Language and writing skills; is knowledgeable of techniques, skills,
and modern engineering tools, (Auto-Cad or similar package, Spreadsheets, Word processing, graphics and
communication), etc., for improving productivity and efficiency.
Applicant should be aware of Management information systems and intellectual property rights issues.
Applicant should display Leadership skills and ability to handle meetings; etc.

Note *11: Applicant may not be penalised at this stage, but should be told that these issues will carry greater weight at Stage 2 of
Registration.

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C.6.

Recognition of Need for Broad Education, Recognition of Limits of Professional Competence, Values and Ethics in Professional
Practice, and Commitment to Life-Long learning.
Assessors to ascertain that Applicant

6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4

has had a broad education in engineering and allied fields, as may be necessary, for optimum performance in
the course of his/her professional practice, and that he/she has ability to recognise limits of personal
knowledge and skills, while exercising independent judgement;
demonstrates a commitment to a high ethical standard, sense of values, and responsibility in professional
practice;
has a commitment and ability to engage in a process of life long learning;
has a knowledge of contemporary issues.

Section D: Summary and Conclusion


The undersigned Registered Professional Engineers, after undertaking an assessment by Interview of the Applicant, as
illustrated above, are satisfied that the Applicant:
Delete whichever not applicable

Initials

has successfully demonstrated that he/she has the knowledge, understanding and ability in
engineering expected of a graduate in engineering from an approved programme of studies for
eventual registration under Section 13.2.b(ii) of the Act.

has failed to demonstrate that he/she has the knowledge, understanding and ability in
engineering expected of a graduate in engineering from an approved programme of studies in
engineering.
We recommend Applicant be re-interviewed in . Months.

(i)

Members signature:[

] Name:

(ii)

Members signature:[

] Name:

(iii)

Members signature:[

] Name:

Tabled at Council Meeting held on

APPROVED / NOT APPROVED

Further Action:

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ASSESSMENT SHEET FOR


REGISTRATION STAGE 2

COUNCIL OF REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS

REGISTRATION STAGE 2

REGISTRATION: Stage 2 (Professional Review for Registration)


Applicable to all except persons registered as Chartered Engineer with Engineering Council (UK), or holding professional status
considered equivalent to Chartered Engineer by Council and approved as a body satisfying Section 13.2.b.(I). of the Act.
Note *1: This Format has been produced for convenience of Assessors. Councils Standard for Professional Engineering Competence
contains the complete Standard.

Assessment of Professional Engineering Competence


Date

Place of Assessment

Applicants Name
Engineering Qualifications
Specialisation (if any)
Aggregate period of training and
work experience

Section A:

Assessors Declaration

We, the undersigned, declare that to the best of our knowledge we have no professional or other relationship with the
Applicant of a nature likely to be or be construed to be a conflict of interest in the present Assessment. We declare
hereunder our interests, which dictate against our participation in this assessment.
Assessors Names

State if applicant is related,


subordinate, customer, etc , or
<none>

Signature

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2
3

SECTION B:

Applicants Report

We are of the view that the Applicants Report (delete whichever of the statement below is not applicable)
(i)
complies with Councils Guidelines and Format or
(ii)
does not comply with Councils Guidelines. Applicant has been advised to improve as follows:

(iii)

The interview has been suspended / postponed pending submission of an improved or supplementary Report.

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SECTION C:

Outcome of Assessment of Applicants Experience


(based on Applicants Responses on issues arising out of Applicants Training)

Applicant was interviewed towards determining if his/her knowledge, understanding, and ability, satisfied Councils
Professional Engineering Competence Standard for the purposes of registration under Section 13.2.b(ii) of the Act.
Applicants Professional Engineering Competence is as set out in this Assessment Report:
C1

Applicants Theoretical Knowledge, Understanding, and Ability

Applicants ability to apply that knowledge to optimisation of existing and emerging technologies in their own area of
practice.
Area
(Assess applicant under Item 1A1 and any other)

1A1

Applications of Materials (properties and processes) in Applicants area of


practice.

1A2

Application of Scientific and engineering principles in innovative and creative


activities in Applicants discipline.

1A3

Assessment of users needs; formulating marketing strategies, identifying


constraints, exploiting opportunities. Theoretical approach to new technology,
quality improvement and innovation.

Tick tested item


U

Finding**
A
S

*2

1A4
Note2: Applicant, who has completed at least 2 years training, MUST demonstrate knowledge and ability beyond just awareness.

**

: U Unsatisfactory; A Average; S Satisfactory.


An applicant with a majority of U will need to re-apply. An Applicant with a U in a mandatory item will need to re-apply

C.2

Application of theoretical knowledge to Engineering Solutions, Design and Research [ at least 40 weeks over 2A, 2B and 2C]

2A.

Analysis and Solving of Engineering Problems. [Minimum 15 weeks]


Area *3
(Assess at least one item from 2A1 to 2A4)

2A1

Appraising and reviewing engineering design; enhancing efficiency,


performance, capacity and productivity.

2A2

Use of theoretical knowledge (mathematical analysis and modelling, etc) to


analyse the design of engineering products, processes and methods, etc.

2A3

Investigating engineering problems, incl. departures from designed


performance: failure, unreliability, instability; Identifying contributory
causes/sources - solutions.

2A4

Recognise an engineering problem as an opportunity for innovation and


improvement.

Tick tested item

Finding
U

2A5

Note3: Expertise is not an absolute requirement. Applicant should be conversant with the design of some specific engineering system,
product or component in his own area.

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2B.
Ability to apply theoretical knowledge to engineering design (to meet specific needs: purpose and performance). [Minimum 15
weeks]
Area *4
(MANDATORY At least one item from 2B1 to 2B4)

2B1

From a design brief to design:

Tick tested item

Finding
U

task required and applicable criteria


identifying parameters influencing design
alternative design schemes

2B2

Analysing and Selecting a particular technical solution and other criteria influencing
use and marketing of the end product.

2B3

Problems likely to arise during design, and envisaging solutions to these eventualities.
Making an engineering judgment under uncertainty.

2B4

Understanding design methodologies: application of knowledge to design solutions to


unfamiliar problems, possibly involving other disciplines.

2B5

Checking a design produced from using proprietary software against design by


conventional method.

2B6
Note4: Applicant must have undertaken or reviewed some design, be it minor AND under supervision, and must be able to discuss the
influence of controllable and uncontrollable parameters on the performance of the designed objective or product.

2C.
Ability to conduct investigations of technical issues consistent with applicants level of knowledge and understanding, and ability
to design and conduct experiments, analyse and interpret data towards designing and developing an engineering solution [15 weeks
equivalent]
Area *5
(Assess Applicant under any one item)

2C1

Tick tested item

Finding
U

Explaining observed performance; Formulating a hypothesis involving significant


dependent and independent parameters influencing for the result.

2C2

Testing a hypothesis accounting for a departure from expected performance (viz 2C1):
- defining tasks to be carried out; scientific and engineering principles involved;
identifying parameters likely to influence the value/outcome of the experiment

2C3

Conducting an experiment (as in 2C2) - recording and evaluating and presenting data;
analyse, interpret, explain results, and draw conclusions. Discuss possible design
review or justify design.

2C4

Note5: Applicants with limited experience under either 2A or 2B may be offered opportunity to demonstrate their ability under this part of
Assessment.

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C.3
3A

Management and Leadership Skills [at least 40 weeks]


Knowledge and understanding of, and ability to use, the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools, including management
practices and procedures, necessary for engineering practice.
Area *6
(Assess Applicant under any one item)

3A1

Tick tested item


U

Finding
A

Project Management tools and techniques: software applications, Gant Chart,


PERT/CPM, mathematical modelling, computer simulation, and their
applications.

3A2

Project Management; Programming and control of resources; decision


processes (use of statistics, uncertainty, probability, curve fitting)

3A3

Basic Financial Statements (Balance Sheet), Cashflows and budgets;


identifying elements affecting profitability.

3A4

Ability to carry out Project Appraisal and costing using discounted cashflowtechniques-NPV, IRR

3A5

Assessment of service quality and performance; methods and procedures.

3A6
Note 6: Applicant must display working knowledge of project appraisal.

3B.

Ability to see through the operation of supply and execution of a contract.


Area * 7
(Assess Applicant under any one item)

3B1

Procurement:
works.

Tick tested item

Finding
U

Procedures, Specifications, Conditions of Contract for Engineering

3B2

Contract pricing; safeguarding against market trends influencing cost; raw materials,
labour, manufacturing processes, taxes, etc;

3B3

Monitor/control activities and events influencing costs and profitability of business.

3B4

Ability to Produce Design brief; procurement of design and construction services;

3B5

Production techniques - (manufacture, assembly, etc), material testing procedures, etc.

3B6

Risks management and assessment in project management and business; Limitations


of Risks assessment and management techniques.

3B
Note 7: Applicant must be knowledgeable about contract execution. Working knowledge should be demonstrated on at least one of the issues.

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C.4.

Engineer's Responsibility for Environment, Health, and Safety [involvement over at least 10 weeks]

4A

Applicant to demonstrate that he/she has knowledge of the impact of engineering design on quality of environment, health and
safety, and quality of life, and,
Applicant is able to recognise and assess risks to quality of life, and, consequently, to design and implement measures and
safeguards to enhance quality of environment and life, and ensure sustainability.

4B

Area *8
4A1

Finding

Tick tested item

(Assess Applicant under any one item)

Common environmental threats to quality of environment and life;applicable control


procedures and safeguards.

4A2

Legislation (relevant to applicants practice) governing quality of environment, safety,


health, and welfare of society; - influence on design process and solutions.

4B1

Awareness of Environmental and sustainability issues affecting implementation


methods, procedures, and material choice.

4B2

Impact of Design and operation on energy consumption and emission of greenhouse


gases. Effects and constraintsof impact assessment on design.

4B3

Recognise, monitor,assess, and prioritise risks to the quality of environment in own


area of practice, as well as hazards to safety, welfare and health.

4B4
Note 8: Applicant must demonstrate his/her awareness of environmental and sustainability related issues encountered in his practice.

C.5

Interpersonal Skills and Communications [Equivalent 5 weeks]

5A
Applicant to have awareness of need for developing and enhancing his/her ability to interact with individuals and groups,
including peers, subordinates, clients, administrators, policy makers and the public:
Note:

Interviewers should expect knowledgeable responses from Applicants with at least 2 years practice / training.

Area *8
(MANDATORY: Item 5A1 and 5A3)

5A1

Finding

Tick tested item


U

Applicant demonstrates a good command of Language and writing skills; is


knowledgeable of techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools, (Auto-Cad or
similar package, Spreadsheets, Word processing, graphics and communication), etc.,
for improving productivity and efficiency.

5A2

Applicant should be aware of Management information systems and intellectual


property rights issues

5A3

Applicant should display Leadership skills and ability to handle meetings; etc.

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C.6

Recognition of Need for Broad Education, Recognition of Limits of Professional Competence, Values and Ethics in Professional
Practice, and Commitment to Life - Long learning. [Equivalent 5 weeks]
Area *8

6.1

Finding

Tick tested item

(REQUIRED : All Items)

a broad education in engineering and allied fields, as may be necessary, for optimum
performance in the course of his/her professional practice,

6.2

ability to recognise limits of personal knowledge and skills, while exercising


independent judgement;

6.3

a commitment to a high ethical standard, responsibility in professional practice, and


commitment and ability to engage in a process of life long learning;

6.4

a knowledge of contemporary issues.

SECTION D: Summary and Conclusion


The undersigned Registered Professional Engineers, after undertaking an assessment of Applicants Professional Engineering
Competence, as evidenced by his Technical Report and his Responses to queries related thereto, and stated in this
Assessment form, are satisfied that the Applicant:
Delete whichever not applicable

1
2

Initials

has successfully demonstrated that he/she satisfies Councils requirements for


Registration as a Registered Professional Engineer under Section 13.2.b(ii) of the Act.
has failed to demonstrate that he/she satisfies Councils requirements for
Registration as a Registered Professional Engineer under Section 13.2.b.(ii) of the Act.
Applicant lacks competence in

We recommend a fresh interview after [

] Months, or

(i)

Panel Members Name:

Signature:

(ii)

Panel Members Name:

Signature:

(iii)

Panel Members Name:

Signature:

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