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1 ENGINEERING COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA LIMPOPO ROAD SHOW ECSA OPERATIONS Date: Thursday, 10 April

2 Presentation Outline 2 i.Overview of ECSA Staff profile ii.Size and Shape of the Engineering Profession iii. Key Challenges facing the Profession iv. Transformation of ECSA & the Eng. Profession v. ECSAs Strategic Projects

3 i) Overview of ECSA Staff Race Profile Category RaceBlack WhiteBlackAfricanColouredIndian Management General Staff Total Ratios

4 Overview of ECSA Staff Gender Profile CategoryTotal Gender MaleFemale Management1147 General Staff Total Ratio M:F 2377

5 ii) Shape and Size of the Profession Register by Race Register by Gender 5

6 Artisan Supervisor Inspector … The Extended Engineering Team Various Engineering activities require above role players in different measure & Industry needs to understand its role Professional Categories – EngineerB Sc Eng (4years)Traditional University – TechnologistB Tech (4 years: 3 +1)University of Technology – TechnicianN Dip (3 years: 2+1)University of Technology Engineering Draftsman Engineering Technician Engineering Technologist Engineer Engineering Researcher Engineering Professionals Artisan-derived

7 7 Register of Engineering Professionals At March 2013 by Race TOTAL Race M/F-India M/F- Africa M/F- Coloured M/F-White 31 March 2014 (43 958) TOTAL Gender MaleFemaleTotal 31 March 2013 (43 958) At March 2013 by Gender

8 iii) Six key Challenges Facing the Engineering Profession 8 1. Shape and size of the profession Aging cohort of engineers Increased access to Engineering for Black students Increased numbers of Black graduates with 4 year BSC Eng degrees. Industry should be engaged to provide appropriate experience for graduates

9 Key Challenges facing the profession 9 2. Improved Numbers of Engineering graduates from our national HE system. Need to understand the barriers to student success Institutional factors play a role in student success Create a national platform for sharing experiences Establish a co-ordinated national response to increase graduate output from universities

10 An analysis of the 2001 national intake cohort of engineering students at SA HEIs. Graduated within 5 years Still registered after 5 years 4 year Bachelors (Eng) 54%19% National Diploma (Eng) 17%14% Scott, I., Yeld, N., & Hendry, J. (2007). A case for improving teaching and learning in South African higher education. Pretoria: Council on Higher Education (CHE) and Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC),

11 % of Students who graduate from a 4 year BSc Eng programme within 5 yrs AfricanWhite 4 year Bachelors (Eng)32%64% National Diploma (Eng)16%28% Scott, I., Yeld, N., & Hendry, J. (2007). A case for improving teaching and learning in South African higher education. Pretoria: Council on Higher Education (CHE) and Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC),

12 Comparison of Citizens per Registered Engineer 12 Allyson Lawless: Numbers and Needs (2005)

13 Actual & Targeted graduate output

14 World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report 14

15 Key Challenges facing the profession – Cont The need to provide comprehensive experience for graduates in order to register professionally 4.Finalization of the Identification of Engineering Work (IDoEW) regulations with the CBE Approved on 17 March 2014 Awaiting Competition Commission Exemption Status Stakeholder Consultative Process 5.Promotion of the Engineering profession and careers to Black, rural, and indigent communities. 6.Increasing women participation in Engineering

16 i.Engineering Education Pipeline Throughput Research Study : Barriers to students passing on Engineering studies Engineering Education Summit 16 October 2012 Proposal presented to Minister Nzimande ECSA/DHET Joint Working Group established ii.Engenius Promotes Engineering Careers to Black School Learners iii.Candidacy Phase Barriers to graduates obtaining experience for registration Role ECSA & Industry must play v) ECSAs Key Strategic Projects

17 iV. Engineering Education Trust V. National Infrastructure Initiative ECSA convened a discussion group of industry leaders from the Construction and Consulting Engineering sectors. Working via Minister T.W. Nxesi with Department of Economic Development and PICC. Facilitation of support for Governments National Infrastructure Programme Vi. Registration of Foreign Engineers Vii. World Federation of Engineering ECSA Hosts WFEOs Committee on Eng. Capacity Building ECSAs Key Strategic Projects – cont.

18 Thank you - Enkosi - Ha khensa - Re a leboga - Ro livhuwa - Siyabonga - Siyathokoza - Dankie


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