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Title: Route to Members of Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (M.I.E.M) Presented by Ir. Hj. Zainuddin bin Md.

Ghazali Vice Chairman IEM (Southern Branch)

The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) was established in 1959 and its primary function is to promote and advance the science and profession of engineering in any or all of its disciplines and to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas related to engineering. The objectives of the Institution as set out in the Constitution shall include the following:

To hold meetings, exhibitions and visits, and such other activities as The Instituition may deem incidental or conducive to the promotion or attainment of the profession of engineering. to raise the character and status and advance the interests of the profession of engineering and those engaged therein; to promote honourable practice. and professional etiquette among members of The Instituition; to communicate to members information on all matters affecting the profession of engineering and to print, publish, issue and circulate such publications as may seem conducive to any of the objectives of the Institution; and to do such other things as the Institution may thing incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objectives of The Institution

The governing body of the IEM is the Council, headed by the President. The affairs of the Council are carried out by the Executive Committee comprising the President, Deputy President, seven Vice Presidents, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer and five members elected from the Council. Operations are supported by a full time Secretariat.

Membership of the Institution is currently about 23,000 and the growth rate is about 10% per annum making it one of the largest professional organizations in the country. In order to support the needs of members, the IEM has 8 Standing Committees to attend to the different administrative functions of the Institution. To support the multidisciplinary needs of engineering practice, there are 18 Technical Divisions and 3 Special Interest Groups to look after and to organize activities for the different disciplines. There is also a Graduate and Student Section that caters exclusively to the younger members. The IEM (Southern Branch) is one of the largest branches in terms of membership and it is among the earliest to be set up by the IEM to cater to its members who reside outside of the Klang Valley. IEM membership opens to all engineering students and graduates. The aim of IEM include to become the premier professional organization pivotal to Malaysia achieving Vision 2020, promote sound engineering practice and also shall service the needs and interest of its member and the public. The membership of the Institution shall consist of two classes which is Corporate Members or Non-corporate Members. Only Corporate Members have the right to vote, to requisition meetings and to be elected to the council. A Graduate Member shall be a person who in respect to his age, his educational attainments and his practical training, complies with the relevant Bylaws and Regulations. The benefits of being an IEM Member are many. IEM organizes many seminars, talks and visits which are of interest to the engineering profession as well as to the development and wellbeing of engineers. As members, one would be informed regularly of the events and upcoming activities of the IEM through the monthly bulletin for which one have to pay only a nominal subscription fee annually. Members also gain recognition for engineering experience and professional accomplishments besides access to a wide network of fellow engineers in the private and public sectors in Malaysia as well as regional and international engineering bodies. In short, no matter what level of participation the Member chooses to be at, IEM provides them with a myriad of avenues to better themselves.

The Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) is a statutory body constituted under the Registration of Engineers Act 1967 with perpetual succession and a common seal, which may sue and be sued. BEM falls within the ambit of responsibility of the Minister of Works. All engineering practitioner must register with BEM within 6months of practice. Bear in mind, only registered Professional Engineers with BEM are entitled to use the designation Ir. (Ingenieur). The estimate number of engineers under BEM is about 70 000 but only 65 000 are registered. Vision of BEM
The engineering services provided by Malaysian engineers are of world class quality with full regards to the public interest and safety in mind.

Mission of BEM
To regulate engineering profession to ensure that professional engineering services provided in the country are in compliance with appropriate legislation and policies.

Quality policy of BEM

The Board is committed to provide excellent service to Registered Engineers and related stakeholders and continually improving its standard from time to time.

Its primary role is to facilitate the registration of engineers and regulate the professional conduct and practice of registered engineers in order to safeguard the safety and interest of the public. Through its mechanism of control, BEM has taken upon itself to reclassify the engineering works, streamline the Scale of Fees and amend the Engineers Act to reflect the pragmatic needs of the engineers and engineering industry. Last but not least, it is very useful to register as Graduate Engineers with BEM upon graduation. Be a Graduate Member of IEM. In order to fulfill this, you have to undergo a period of training experience for minimum 3 years supervised by Professional Engineer in the same discipline, keep systematic record of training such as Log Books, technical documents and drawings and also attend the mandatory BEM courses, Professional Development Programs. You are also required to pass a Professional Interview (Oral & Essay Written) and Competency Examination. Once you pass this

interview, you could be admitted as Corporate Members of IEM and are then eligible to apply to the BEM to be registered as Professional Engineer.

Route to M.I.E.M and Professional Engineer Status