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BOARD OF ENGINEERS

MALAYSIA (BEM)

Assoc Prof. Ir. Dr. Lariyah Mohd. Sidek


Civil Engineering Department
College of Engineering

CONTENTS
Introduction
Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)
Registration as a Graduate Engineer
with
BEM
Route to PE
Professional Interview: The
Expectation
Graduate Engineer: The Way Forward
Professional Engineer: Whos Who in COE
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BOARD OF ENGINEERS MALAYSIA (BEM)


The Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) is
a statutory body constituted under the
Engineers Act (1967). It was formed in
1972.
In essence, the Board is established for
the purpose of regulating the professional
conduct and practice of registered
engineers in order to safeguard the safety
and interest of the public.
Important:
Any person who wants to take up employment as an engineer in
Malaysia must be registered as a Graduate Engineer with BEM.
BEM recognizes the experience gained by an engineering
graduate only after he has registered as a Graduate Engineer. As
such, it is prudent for an engineering graduate to register as a3
Graduate Engineer at the very beginning of his engineering

COMPOSITION OF BOARD OF ENGINEERS


MALAYSIA (BEM)
In order that BEM can effectively regulate the professional
conduct and practice of Professional Engineers, the Board
Members appointed are Professional Engineers of high
standing and of such experience as in the opinion of the
Minister of Works are able to render services and contribute
towards that end.
BEM consists of 17 Board Members comprising of:
President
14 Professional Engineers:
- 5 from public sector
- 5 from private practice
- 2 from local authority or statutory authority
- 2 from private sector (full time employment)
1 representative of the Board of Architects Malaysia and;
1 representative of the Board of Quantity Surveyors
Malaysia.
The Secretary and the Registrar who are Professional
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Engineers shall be ex-officio members.

COMMITTEES OF BOARD OF ENGINEERS


MALAYSIA (BEM)
1) Management Committee
2) Engineers Act Committee
3) Application Committee
4) Scale of Fees Committee
5) Professional Practice Committee
6) Examination & Qualification Committee
7) Publication Committee
8) IT Committee
9) Monitoring Committee
10) Quality Committee
11)Training and Education Committee
12) Engineering Accreditation Council

FUNCTIONS OF BOARD OF ENGINEERS


MALAYSIA (BEM)
BEM is of the view that it plays a pivotal role in uplifting the
image of the engineering profession. In order that it may
play its role effectively, BEM is carrying out in earnest its
various functions provided for in Section 4 of the Registration
of Engineers Act 1967 (Amendment 2002). The functions are:
a) Maintaining the Register
Part A - which shall contain the names, addresses and other
particulars of Professional Engineers;
Part B - which shall contain the names, addresses and other
particulars of Graduate Engineers;
Part C - which shall contain the names, addresses and other
particulars of Temporary Engineers;
Part D - which shall contain the names, addresses and other
particulars of Engineering consultancy practices; and
Part E - which shall contain the names, addresses and other
particulars of Accredited Checkers.

FUNCTIONS OF BOARD OF ENGINEERS


MALAYSIA (BEM)
b) Processing Applications for Registration
c) Assessment of Academic Qualifications

BEM through its Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC)* assesses and accredits
engineering degrees offered by institutions of higher learning. This is done by forming an
accreditation team whose members are appointed by EAC. The accreditation team shall
consist of at least three members in the same or related discipline of the course to be
accredited. At least one of the members should be from an academic institution and one
from industry/practice. The accreditation team shall visit the institution to audit the
facilities and have dialogue with academic staff and students.
There are two types of accreditation given by BEM: conditional accreditation and full
accreditation. The period of full accreditation shall be five years after which it has to be
revalidated. Where there are minor shortcomings in meeting the accreditation
requirement, the programme may be given conditional accreditation for a
period of not more than 2 years during which the faculty must take necessary
corrective measures.
BEM use as a guide the list for Professional/Chartered Engineer by the accreditation
organisations of the country where the degree is issued.
Prior to conduct new engineering programme institution of higher learning shall
obtain approval from the relevant authorities. The authority normally will
require supporting document from EAC.
* The Engineering Accreditation Council is the co-ordinating body on accreditation,
representing the Board of Engineers Malaysia, the Institution of Engineers Malaysia, 7
Lembaga Akreditasi Negara (LAN) and Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia (JPA).

FUNCTIONS OF BOARD OF ENGINEERS


MALAYSIA (BEM)
d) Regulating the Conduct and Ethics of the
Engineering Profession

Since its inception in 1972, BEM has been a medium for the engineers to
decide on matters relating to their professional conduct or ethics. Any
matter concerning the professional conduct of registered engineers will
be studied by the Board to determine whether there is a breach of
professional ethics or code.
If the need arises, BEM will carry out investigations to establish whether
there is a prima facie case against a registered engineer for contravening
the Act. The procedures to follow are prescribed in Section 15 of the Act.
If there is a breach of professional ethics or code of conduct on the part
of the engineer but such breach is not serious enough to warrant
suspension or cancellation of registration, appropriate action, e.g.
warning, censure or advice would be taken by BEM as deemed fit. Such
measures should be viewed by the engineers at large as a concerned
effort on the part of BEM to rid the black sheep of the engineering
fraternity.

FUNCTIONS OF BOARD OF ENGINEERS


MALAYSIA (BEM)
e) Scale of Fees

In this respect the Scale of Fees Committee of BEM continues to have


dialogues sessions with the Federal Treasury on issues involving mode
of remuneration, quantum and conditions of payment.

f) Publication

The Publication Committee of BEM undertakes the task of promoting


engineering profession through Buletin Ingenieur and other printed
materials.
Bulletin Ingenieur (4 issues per year: March, June, Sept and
December) is used as a communication tool for BEM to disseminate
information on the activities of the Board, regulations, code of ethics,
career development, update and guidelines and such other news as
decided by the Board.

g) Promotion of Continued Learning and


Education
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Registration as a Graduate Engineer with BEM


INTRODUCTION

Under the Registration of Engineers Act 1967 (Revised 2002), all engineers MUST
register with BEM prior to practice in Malaysia
The experience required for PE registration is counted from the APPROVED DATE of
registration with BEM as a Graduate Engineer and NOT ON DATE OF GRADUATION
or IEM REGISTRATION !

Q. Is it necessary to register with BEM after graduation ? Ans. YES !

Section 24A. (1) Registration of Engineers (Amendment) Act 2002 [ActA1158] state that:

No person shall employ a person, sole proprietorship, partnership or body


corporate, other than a registered Engineer or an Engineering consultancy
practice, to perform professional engineering services

Section 25 (1) Registration of Engineers (Amendment) Act 2002 [ActA1158] state that:

Any person, sole proprietorship, partnership or body corporate who


contravenes this Act or any regulations made there under, shall be guilty of
an offence and shall, where no penalty is expressly provided therefore, be
liable, on conviction, to a fine not exceeding two thousand ringgit
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PROFESSIONAL
ENGINEER:
THE WAY FORWARD
REGISTER WITH
BEM!!!!
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BOARD OF ENGINEERS
MALAYSIA
More info. about BEM can be obtained
from:

http://www.bem.org.m
y/

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INTRODUCTION Malaysia
Board of Engineers
(BEM)

All application and enquiries pertaining to registration

shall be addressed to:


Registration Department
Board of Engineers Malaysia
Tingkat 17, Ibu Pejabat JKR
Kompleks Kerja Raya Malaysia
Jalan Sultan Salahuddin
50580 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2696 7095/7096
Fax: 03 2692 5017
Email: bem1@jkr.gov.my
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The Register
Section 5(1), REA
The Register shall be in five Parts
Part A to Part E

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Category of Registration
A.
B.
C.
D.

Professional Engineer
Graduate Engineer
Temporary Engineer
Engineering Consultancy Practice
(ECP)
i) Body Corporate
ii) Multi Disciplinary
iii) Sole Proprietorship
iv) Partnership
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Registration Statistics as at
31st December 2008
CATEGORY
TOTAL
Professional Engineers 13,523
Graduate Engineers
46,719
Temporary Engineers
14
TOTAL
Accredited Checkers 28
(07)
TOTAL
Sole Proprietorship
577
Partnership
164
Body Corporate
767
Multidisciplinary
16 (07)
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Need for Registration


Section 7(1)(a), REA
No person shall, unless he is a
registered Professional Engineer,
practise, carry on business or take
up employment which requires him
to carry out or perform
professional engineering services

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Need for Registration


Section 8(1), REA
No person or body, other than a
Professional Engineer or an ECP,
shall be entitled to submit plans,
engineering surveys, drawings,
schemes, proposals, reports,
designs or studies to any person or
authority in Malaysia
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Need for Registration


Section 7(1)(c), REA
No person shall, unless he is a
registered Professional Engineer,
be entitled to recover in any court
any fee, charge, remuneration or
other form of consideration for any
professional engineering services
rendered
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Need for Registration


Section 7(2), REA
Notwithstanding subsection (1), a
registered Graduate Engineer may,
subject to Section 8, take up
employment which requires him to
carry out or perform professional
engineering services

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Penalties
Section 24(h), REA
Any person, sole proprietorship,
partnership or body corporate who
contravenes section 7 or 8, or
subsection 7A(1), 24A(1) or 24B(5),
shall be guilty of an offence and
shall, on conviction, be liable to a
fine not > RM 50,000, or to
imprisonment for a term not > 3
years, or both
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Penalties
Section 15(1A), REA - Registered
Engineer
(a)Issuance of a written warning or
reprimand
(b)Imposition of a fine not
exceeding
RM 50,000
(c)Suspension of registration for a
period not exceeding 2 years
(d)Cancellation of registration
(e)Any combination of (a) to (d)
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Penalties
Section 7A(5), REA - ECP
(aa) Issuance of a written warning
or
reprimand
(ab) Imposition of a fine not
exceeding
RM 50,000
(ac) Suspension of registration for
a period not exceeding 2 years
(ad) Cancellation of registration
(ae) Any combination of (aa) to
(dd)
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Penalties
Section 25(1), REA
Any person, sole proprietorship,
partnership or body corporate who
contravenes this Act or any
regulations made thereunder shall
be guilty of an offence and shall,
where no penalty is expressly
provided therefor, be liable, on
conviction, to a fine not > RM
10,000, or to imprisonment for a
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Penalties
Section 25(3), REA
If a registered Engineer or ECP
refuses or fails to comply with an
order of the DC or Board made
under subsection 15(1A) or 7A(5)
respectively, or the Appeal Board
made under section 19, he shall be
guilty of an offence and shall, on
conviction, be liable, to a fine not
> RM 10,000, for individual, or a
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ROUTE TO BECOME A
PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER

(P.Eng)

Assoc Prof. Ir. Dr. Lariyah Mohd. Sidek


Civil Engineering Department
College of Engineering

INTRODUCTION
But first,
what is a
professional engineer?

A professional engineer
(Ir or PEng) is a person
who is licensed to practice
engineering in Malaysia
after meeting all
requirements of the law
(e.g. pass PI Examination).
Ir means GENIUS.

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What are the 10 reasons for


becoming licensed as a PEng
Ir?than 10
There are reallyor
more
reasons but most will fall in four
categories . .
1. A legal necessity.
2. Improved employment security.
3. Better opportunities for
advancement.
4. Personal satisfaction.

Legal Necessity
1. If you ever want or need to
become a consulting engineer,
you must be licensed as a Ir/PEng.
2. Only a Ir/P.Eng. can sign and
seal engineering documents that
are submitted to a public authority
or for public and private clients.

Opportunities for
3. Many companies
encourage licensure and
Advancement
some even pay a bonus for becoming a P.Eng.
4. In education, more colleges are
requiring a Ir/P.Eng. license for
engineering faculty or for holding certain
titles.
5. In many industry, utility, and government
positions, a P.Eng. is required for specified
jobs or levels.
6. With the engineering profession now
operating in an international environment,
licensing may be required to work in or for
other countries. You will be prepared in the
event your career moves in this direction (e.g.
APEC Engineers, EMF Int. Engineer Register,
Washington Accord)

Personal Satisfaction
7. Licensure is the mark of a
professional. Ethical standards,
continuing education, and
professional competency are
expected. Ir. before or P.Eng. after
your name indicates you have met
the standards and can be respected
as a professional.

Improved Employment
Security
8. Restructuring,
downsizing and
outsourcing ARE REAL! A P.Eng. or Ir.
license may make the difference in
finding new employment.
9. Industry and utility exemptions are
being eliminated in some jurisdictions.
10. Continuing education is required for a
professional engineer (CPD).

The future . . . Are you


ready?
Having a Ir or P.Eng.
license is the best
insurance policy and
could affect your career.
The time to start is NOW
from STUDENT to PEng.

Requirements
for registration as a
INTRODUCTION
Graduate Engineer
The recognized academic qualification for registration
as a Graduate Engineer with BEM includes the
following:
An engineering degree accredited/recognized by
BEM available in an approved list maintained by BEM
A pass in Part I & part II of the Engineering Council
Examination of United Kingdom or Part I & Part II of
the IEM/BEM Graduate Examination in any particular
branch for qualifications that is not
accredited/recognized by BEM/IEM.
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INTRODUCTION as a Professional
Requirements for registration
Engineer

Any candidate who applies for registration as a


Professional Engineer must:
Be registered as a Graduate Engineer with BEM; and
Have satisfied the training requirements of BEM; and
Have passes the Professional Interview (PI) and be
elected as a Corporate Member of the Institution of
Engineers Malaysia (IEM) and
Have been residing in Malaysia for a period of not
less than six months immediately prior to the date of
application.

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RouteINTRODUCTION
to PE New Scheme
(Applicable to Engineer who register with BEM after 1 Jan. 2005)
ACADEMIC
REQUIREMENTS

GRADUATE
REGISTRATION

Accredited
Engineering Degree
(normal route)

Graduate
Engineer
(BEM) &
Graduate
Member (IEM)

IEM/BEM Part II
Unrecognised
Engineering
Degree

Engineering Council
(Full Certificate)
Source: Jurutera, August 2001, pg. 7-10

Min 3 years
experience
Training record (Log
book)

Min 6 years
experience
Graduate
Engineerwith
restriction

Professional
Registration

Professional
Interview (PI)
Pass

Course attendance
Professional
development Program
(PDP)

Recognised
Masters in
Engineering

Recognised Engineering
Degree:
Twinning/
Off campus/Distance
learning

TRAINING

Training record
Course attendance

MIEM
Registration @
IEM

P.Eng.
Registration @
BEM

PDP
Continuing education

CPD
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Basic Training Requirements


INTRODUCTION New Scheme
The Need for New Scheme WHY ?

According to BEM announcement (Jurutera, Feb. 1998) new training


requirements were required due to the following two main reasons:
i.
To safe guard the profession and for quality assurance since
Engineering students can obtain their degrees through various ways
such as approved twinning programs, part-time courses and distance
learning programs
ii.
A need to raise the standard of Professional Engineers to prepare them
for global competition
The new requirements include:

Extended training period

Compulsory courses attendance

Professional Development Program (PDP)

Continuing engineering education program in line with global


development
The Professional Interview which comprises an oral interview and essaywriting remains unchanged. The revised training requirements are listed in
Table I.
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Table I. Revised training


requirements for Graduate Engineer
INTRODUCTION
Training Activity

Graduates from
Accredited Programs

Graduates from Approved


Twinning, Part-Time, Distance
Learning Programs

3 years

6 years

General training linking engineering


concepts to practical

2 years (min.)

3 years (min.)

Professional career development


training, e.g. skills awareness, project
management, logical approach, team
work, responsibility, etc.

1 years (min.)

3 years (min.)

Minimum working experience

Satisfactory attendance at courses


conducted by BEM or any institutions
approved by BEM such as IEM

Professional Development Program


(PDP) e.g. talks, seminars, society
meeting and community services (1
unit = 1 hour participation, up to 4
units/day)
Continuing education program
Source: Jurutera, August 2001, pg. 7-10

Code of ethics
12 hours
Health & safety, relevant by laws/regulations 12 hours
Engineering management practice
12 hours
Topics related to engineering discipline
24 hours
30 units

45 units

24 days
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Mandatory Training: General Structure


Graduate Engineer Registered with BEM
Organisation with PE

Training Supervised by a registered


Professional Engineer
Same discipline
Within the same organisation

Certification of Graduates
work experience

Organisation without PE

Mentor (in the same discipline) selected


by the Graduate Engineer or IEM

Use IEM Logbook regularly

Meet Mentor regularly for


discussion/guidance/certification of
Graduates work at quarterly intervals

Logbook to be endorsed by IEM at


least once a year
Source: Jurutera, August 2001, pg. 7-10

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PASS

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER EXAMINATION


Graduate Engineer Registered with BEM

Submit forms IEM/P1(1) & IEM/P1 (2) IEM

Professional Interview (PI)

MIEM Registration @ IEM

P. Eng Registration @ BEM

CPD (50 hours/year)

Board of Engineers Malaysia (LJM) has decided that starting Jan


1, 2007, the PAE will be conducted solely by IEM on behalf of the
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Source: Jurutera, August 2001, pg. 7-10
board.

How to become a PROFESSIONAL


ENGINEER? (1)
To become a Professional Engineer
(P.Eng) a candidate must:1. Register themselves with the Board of Engineers upon
graduation as it is compulsory under the Engineers Act
1967 for all practicing engineers to register with the
Board.
2. After registration with the Board, the engineer could
approach towards their objectives of obtaining
Professional Engineer (P.Eng) status either on their
own or through the IEM Log book scheme
3. All GRADUATES ENGINEER are required to complete at
least THREE (3) years of relevant work experience after
graduation with an accredited engineering degree. These
training stints should be as far as possible be completed
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under the guidance of a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) who

How to become a PROFESSIONAL


ENGINEER? (2)
To become a Professional Engineer (P.Eng)
a candidate must: A registered Graduate Engineer is required under Section
10(1)(b) of the Act to obtain practical experience in order
to be entitled to sit for the Professional Interview
Examination (PI) which is a prerequisite to apply for
registration as a Professional Engineer.
The candidate shall carry out the practical experience in
the following manner as prescribed in Regulation 22(1) of
the Registration of Engineers Regulations 1990:
The practical experience that a registered Graduate
Engineer is required to obtain under section 10 (1) (b) of
the Act in order to be entitled to apply for registration as
a Professional Engineer shall be carried out in a manner
satisfactory to the Board for a period of three years. 43

HOW TO BECOME A
PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER?
1. In the planning, design,
execution or management of such
works as comprised within the
profession of engineering (MIN 3
YEARS)
2. In engineering research and
at least ONE year of such
practical experience
3. In the teaching in a course leading
to a qualification in engineering
research; or in the teaching in a
course leading to a qualification
approved by the Board and at least
ONE year of such practical
experience shall be obtained in
Malaysia under the supervision of a
registered Professional Engineer of

PROFESSIONAL
ENGINEER

How to become a PROFESSIONAL


ENGINEER? (3)
This period of training in a local environment is greatly
emphasized by BEM as it is of paramount importance
for the prospective Professional Engineers to be
familiar with the local conditions and by - laws so that
they can comply and practise effectively in Malaysia.
Notwithstanding the above, regulation 22(2) stipulates
that if the Board is satisfied for sufficient cause or
reason, the Board may in any particular case exempt
either wholly or partly the requirements as to the
practical experience required to be obtained in
Malaysia or the requirement as to the supervision by a
registered Professional Engineer in Malaysia; provided
that the total practical experience to be obtained shall
not be less than three years.

How to become a PROFESSIONAL


ENGINEER? IEM Log Book Scheme
4. If they opt for the IEM log book scheme, they should
follow the procedures documented in the TRAINING SCHEME
GUIDELINES (get ref. from IEM).
(i) Mentee should meet with Mentor at least once
every three months to review and discuss issues
related his training for guidance and verification.
(ii) The logbook must be endorsed by immediate
superior for accuracy and authenticity before mentor can
endorsed.
(iii) Mentor will advise continuously the mentee and to advise
to obtain relevant experience based on expertise for PI.
(iv) The log book must be endorsed by Honorary Sec of
IEM once a year.
(v) The content of Logbook should include (a) brief
description of the jobs or tasks performed by
candidate such sketches, or simple diagram. Detail
investigation, studies and calculation could be submitted as
attachments to Log book.
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(b) Record of activities in chronological order and (3)

How to become a PROFESSIONAL


ENGINEER? Professional Interview
5. Once the candidate complete their
training (either on their own or through
the IEM Log book scheme), the next step
for them is to sit for the Professional
Interview conducted by IEM. Once they
pass this interview they could be
admitted as Corporate Members of IEM
and are then eligible to apply to the BEM
to be registered as Professional
Engineer (P.Eng).
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ACTION PLAN FOR


POTENTIAL CANDIDATES
1. If youve comply all the requirements, please submit
your application to IEM directly.
2. Submit application form IEM/P1(1) and IEM/P1(2)
3. Submit BEM Registration Letter as a Graduate Engineer
4. Submit Degree and Diplomas Certificates together with
transcripts
5.Evidence to show discipline/branch of engr if the
information is not in certificate
6. STPM/SPM/GCE/Matriculation or equivalent
7. Payment of PI fees (RM100 for transfer case & RM200 for
Election case)
8. Forms completed with 1 proposer and 1 seconder
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ACTION PLAN FOR


POTENTIAL CANDIDATES
9. Experience clearly tabulated after the date of
graduation and breakdown of experience recorded in
months
10. Signatures of 2 engineers to verify experience on each
page of the form.
11. Form IEM/PI(3) to be submitted when called for
INTERVIEW
12. Name will be circulated in IEM Bulletin in a month.
13. IEM form will be submitted when the interviewers
called for interview.

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Extra exam for engineering grads to qualify as


professionals

Graduate engineers will soon find it tougher to call themselves


professional engineers and to carry the Ir title before their name.
The bar for the profession will be raised come 2008 with the
introduction of an additional competency examination.

Citing greater competition with the advance of globalisation, it was


about time the bar was raised and better engineers were produced.
The additional examination will cover competency in the practice as
well as in the laws of the land.
The current system allows for graduate engineers with at least three
years' working experience to sit a single examination called the
Professional Assessment Examination (PAE). Upon passing the PAE,
the engineer would be considered a professional and would earn the
right to use the Ir title.
But come Jan 1, 2008, candidates who want to sit the PAE will also
have to sit for the competency examination. Engineers who fail the
competency examination would not be considered professionals.

Board of Engineers Malaysia (LJM) has decided that starting Jan 1,


2007, the PAE will be conducted solely by IEM on behalf of the board.

All stakeholders of construction projects to eliminate corruption by


enforcing the existing code of ethics to safeguard the profession's
good name.

We need to place a greater emphasis on self-regulation to ensure


that ethical practice and quality works are consistently carried out.
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Documents to be Submitted for P.Eng. Assessment


1.

INTRODUCTION

Report on Graduate Engineers training and experience prepared in accordance with the
PI regulations

2.

Report on a project carried out by the Graduate Engineer during the course of his/her
experience as tabulated in item No. 1. The report shall include design calculations
and/or engineering drawings, procedures or techniques employed, results obtained,
discussion and conclusions

3.

Report to be verified by a P.Eng. (e.g. Mentor)

Report or Case Study to be verified by a P.Eng.


This will form part of the topic of discussion during the professional interview

Logbook if applicable

Verified by Mentor and endorsed by IEM

Notes: A P.I candidate must submit documents showing evidence of his/her engineering
experience. It can be in form of drawings with calculation attached. The candidate must also
submit a report in chronological order describing the work he has undertaken since graduation.
The report must indicate clearly the engineering problems encountered by the candidate and
his/her solution to overcome this situation. The candidate needs to have an understanding of
cost, quantities & magnitude, knowledge of technical standards and code of practices and the
various restrictions on their applications in solving the problem encountered.
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Professional Assessment
Examination (PAE) or
INTRODUCTION
Professional Interview (PI)
Basic Questions:
Interview
Basic engineering
Training & Experience
Projects undertaken
Duration = 0.5 to 1 hour
Write two (2) essay

Section A: Training & Experience

What has the candidate done ?


Why has the candidate done it ?
Does the candidate fully understand
the engineering concept involved ?
What engineering decision has the
candidate made ?
What investigation and consideration
undertaken to reach conclusions ?

Question to be given by the interviewer at the time of interview

Section B: Code of Ethics


Questions (~ 10-12) available to the candidate prior to PI. However, the interviewer
will select the question to be attempted by the candidate at the time of interview

Duration = 1.5 hours each question


Competency Examination & Laws of Land (40-50 MCQ) will be conducted by BEM
Notes: The reason is to allow the candidate a chance to clarify certain points that
were not properly expressed during the interview. The second essay is on the 52
code
of ethics.

Professional Interview: The Expectation


INTRODUCTION
To assess the candidates
practical experience NOT ONLY on a
TIME BASIS but also on MERIT
The purpose of ORAL interview is to clarify certain points stated in
the report and to ascertain whether the candidate did carry out the
job. The engineering experience gained should include planningdesign, investigation-field, work-construction, supervision &
management and general engineering related activities.

In general the interview is intended to test the candidates:


Understanding of the application of engineering principles to the solutions of
problems arising in the investigation, planning, design or construction of
engineering works or research
Capacity to accept professional responsibility
Ability to communicate can write and present clear and concise manner
Awareness of current issues pertaining to his/her field of engineering
Ability to discuss/debate a wide range of current topics and at the same time
be aware of the Code of Professional Conduct

New exam requirements:


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(1) Competency in the practice as well as in the laws of the land.

INTRODUCTION
Graduate Engineer:
The Way Forward
Graduate
Engineer
Registration
BEM
IEM

Mentor & Logbook


Discuss with a
mentor in your
discipline
Check with IEM
about the Logbook
scheme

Do your Homework!
Get as much info. from
BEM & IEM about current
procedures and training
requirement/scheme to
become a PE

Professional
Engineer
(P.Eng., MIEM)

Graduate
Engineer
Have a Plan and Milestones
The most important component is the
TRAINING requirement
Set your GOALS & PLAN how to
achieve the MERIT and EXPERIENCE
needed within the minimum stipulated
time frame

Initiative, Commitment &


Professionalism !
Your effort = 80%
Mentors effort = 20%

Failing to Plan, Is a Plan to Fail !


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INTRODUCTION

Professional Engineer: Whos Who in COE


ME Department
Prof Ir. Dr. Ibrahim Hussein DVC (Academic) office
Assoc Prof Ir. Dr. Ramesh Singh
BN 3-070
Dr Ir Jawaid

ext. 7220
ext. 7282

EE Department
Assoc Prof Ir. Dr. Au Mau Teng
Assoc Prof Ir. Dr Zahrul Faizi
Dr Ir Hj Tn Rashid

BN 1-034

ext. 7201

CE Department
Assoc Prof Ir. Dr. Lariyah Mohd Sidek (HOD)
Ir. Marlinda Abdul Malek
Assoc Prof Ir Dr Kamal Nasharudin
Ir Zakaria Che Muda

BN 2-016
BN 1-043

ext. 7289
ext. 2275

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Professional
Engineer
Legal Situation in Malaysia
Route to be a Professional
Engineer
Entitlement of Professional
Engineer

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Entitlement
Section 7(1)(a), REA
No person shall, unless he is a
registered Professional Engineer,
practise, carry on business or take
up employment which requires him
to carry out or perform
professional engineering services

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Entitlement
Section 8(1), REA
No person or body, other than a
Professional Engineer or an ECP,
shall be entitled to submit plans,
engineering surveys, drawings,
schemes, proposals, reports,
designs or studies to any person or
authority in Malaysia
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Entitlement
Section 7(1)(aa)(i), REA
No person shall, unless he is a
registered Professional Engineer,
be entitled to describe himself or
hold himself out under any name,
style or title bearing the words
Professional Engineer or the
equivalent thereto in any other
language
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Entitlement
Section 7(1)(aa)(iii), REA
No person shall, unless he is a
registered Professional Engineer,
be entitled to use the abbreviation
Ir before his name or the
abbreviation P.Eng. after his
name

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Entitlement
Section 7(1)(c), REA
No person shall, unless he is a
registered Professional Engineer,
be entitled to recover in any court
any fee, charge, remuneration or
other form of consideration for any
professional engineering services
rendered
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Entitlement
Section 7(1)(d), REA
No person shall, unless he is a
registered Professional Engineer,
be entitled to use the stamp as
prescribed in the Second Schedule

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Requirements

Every Professional Engineer is


required to start accumulating 50
CPD hours per year on average
over 3 years with effect from 1st
January 2005

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Objectives of CPD
Maintenance of technical

knowledge, skill & competency


Engineers to stay abreast of
new engineering development in
their field and changes in codes
and regulations.
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Types of CPD
a) Formal Education and Training
Activities
b) Informal Learning Activities
c) Conference and Meeting
d) Presentation of Papers
e) Services Activities.
f) Industry Involvement (mainly for
academic)
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Summary of CPD
Type
Formal Education And
Training activities
Informal learning
Activities

Times Weighted
Factor
2x

Max. Per
Year

No limit

1 x - on job learning
0.5 x- private study

Max. 20
Max. 10

Conference and
Meeting

1x

No limit

Presentation of
Papers

10 x

Max. 30

Services activities

1x

Max. 30

Industry Involvement
(for Academic)

1x

Max. 30
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