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1 Route to Professional Engineers BPK 4032 Engineers and Society

2 Agenda 1.Route to Professional Engineers 2. Engineers Obligation 3. Functions of BEM Professional Career 4. Professional Career Development Training Development Training Professional Career 4. Professional Career Development Training Development Training

3 Route to professional engineer

4 Route to professional engineer A professional engineer normally be graduated in engineering (BE in -Civil, Mechanical. Electrical, Engineering) To become a professional engineer, the engineer must register with the Board of Engineers Malaysia upon their graduation Must have a suitable working experience including design, tender documentation, installation, construction, supervision, testing, and commissioning, maintenance, liaison with respective authorities (TNB, Telecom, Water, Waste Department etc)

5 Route to professional engineer

6 …Route to professional engineer According to statistics in 1998: 23,856 graduate engineers are registered with board, only 9,316 are professional engineers.

7 …Route to professional engineer


9 Professional Engineer Practical Training Experiences 3 years experiences. Practical experiences in: Planning, design, execution, and management of such work as comprised within the profession of engineering In engineering research 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 supervision of a registered professional engineer of the same discipline or an approved allied discipline and shall be in fields of engineering practice other than in research or teaching Where there is no Professional Engineer of the same or allied discipline as the candidate in the organization in which the candidate is working, he may seek the approval from BEM to obtain Professional Engineer from outside his organization to supervise his training

10 …Route to professional engineer Professional Assessment Examinations (PAE): Professional Assessment Examinations (PAE): interviews and essays writing (assess the practical experience of the candidate and understanding of the application of the engineering principles to the solution of problems, operation or maintenance of engineering works or the subject of research and the ability to communicate Main content of Professional Assessment Examination Professional Interview written paper on practical experience written paper on Code of Professional Conduct any other examination

11 …Route to professional engineer - …Route to professional engineer - Professional Assessment Examinations (PAE) In the professional interview, the practical experience of the candidate will be assessed by the Examiners both on time and quality basis. - The Examiners shall test the candidate during the interview on the following aspects: a) Understanding of the application of engineering principles to the solution of problems arising from the investigation, planning, design, construction, operation or maintenance of engineering works; or on the subject of his research; and b)The ability to communicate. - The candidate is required to write two essays, one each from section A and section B. a) Section A is for an essay related to the candidate's training and experience as stated in his report. b) Essay for section B will be on the code of ethics. c) The candidate will be required to choose one out of two questions from section A. The candidate is also required to answer a question from two alternative questions selected by the examiners on code of professional conduct (Section B). d)1 1/2 hours will be allowed for each written paper. e)The essays are intended primarily to test the candidate's ability to marshal his knowledge and thoughts and to express them in words in a clear and concise manner.

12 What are Engineers Obligation?

13 Engineers Obligation… If an engineers professional judgment is overruled resulting in danger to the life, health, welfare, or property of the public, the engineer shall notify his or her employer or client and any authority that may be appropriate Engineers shall be objective and truthful in professional reports, statements, or testimonies and provide all pertinent (relevant) supporting information relating to such reports, statements or testimonies

14 …Engineers Obligation Engineer shall not express a professional opinion publicly unless it is based upon knowledge of the facts and a competent evaluations of the subject matter Engineers shall not express a professional opinion on subject matters for which they are motivated or paid, unless they explicitly (clearly) identify the parties on whose behalf they are expressing the opinion, and reveal the interest the parties have in the matters. Engineers shall not associate in business ventures with no permit their names or their firms name to be used by any person or firm which is engaging in dishonest fraudulent (fake), or illegal business practice

15 …Engineers Obligation Engineers who have knowledge of possible violation of any of the rules listed in this and the following two parts shall provide pertinent (relevant) information and assist the state board in reaching a final determination of the possible violation To consider the consumer welfare, financial and budgeting for the project, latest technology used, using the rational approach and care about environment

16 Engineers Obligation to Employers and Clients Same like tutorial 3 notes

17 An Engineers Obligation to Other Engineers Engineers shall not misrepresent or permit misrepresentation of their or any of their associate's academic or professional qualifications. They shall not misrepresent their level of responsibility nor the complexity of prior assignments Pertinent (relevant) facts relating to employers, employees, associates, joint ventures or past accomplishment shall not be misrepresented when soliciting (requesting) employment or business.

18 Function of BEM To keep and maintain the registrar To determine and regulate the conduct and ethics of the engineering profession Graduate engineers that registered after 1 st January 2008 have to attend courses conducted by the board, with continuing education courses and be involved in professional development programmes

19 Professional Career Development and Training Aim to developed skilled awareness, management, responsibility, teamwork and the combination of logical approach in its training Engineers should be working on real projects and be given increasing responsibility of their own work, to stimulate the interest and establish their confidence

20 Professional Career Development And Training

21 Course provided by BEM… Course provided by BEM are Professional Development Programmes Continuing Professional Development course.

22 Professional Development Programmes

23 Continuing Professional Development course… The course name is Continuing Professional Development course. CPD is the planned acquisition of knowledge, experience and skill of personal qualities necessary for the execution of professional duties throughout the working life, which encompass both technical and non-technical subject areas. Engineering provides an ever changing spectrum of challenges and opportunities. It is extremely vital that all engineers be committed to their own Continuing Professional Development (CPD) so that they could face these challenges and at the same time take advantage of opportunities that may arise.

24 …Continuing Professional Development course Why require CPD? Rapid advancement in latest techniques, new materials and state of the art technology The objectives of the courses: To enrich knowledge with the latest findings in engineering technology and preparation to become professionals To educate engineer on their responsibility and professionalism in their work To widen knowledge of engineering and of work organization and to demonstrate available techniques both practical and analytical can be best applied To equip themselves to undertake engineering projects, appreciating the technical, safety, economic, commercial and social commitment.

25 Broadly speaking CPD includes activities that extends and/or updates the knowledge, skill or judgment and enables to:- Understand and apply advances in the arts and sciences of engineering, Face changes in career direction, Be more productive, Better serve the public …Continuing Professional Development course

26 …Continuing Professional Development

27 CPD Policy: The CPD requirement will apply to all Professional Engineers. The CPD shall be an average of 50 hours per year over a three year The Professional Engineer may apply to BEM for (partial/total) exemption of CPD requirement. Formal recognition of CPD will be provided by BEM. CPD activities will be carried out by BEM or other reputable organizations authorised by BEM The BEM will promote continuing education opportunities. The BEM will promote and endorse CPD courses offered by professional institutions, educational institutions, employers and industry. The BEM will encourage employers and industry in the promotion and support of CPD for their employees. The BEM will administer a CPD audit system – up to 10% of practising Professional Engineers will be randomly audited each year.

28 …Continuing Professional Development CPD Policy… This will enable the local construction industry to instill and uphold a greater level of professionalism and professional expertise in view of globalisation and the challenges associated with it in the international services sector. The policy is aimed to further improve and broaden the knowledge and skill of engineers in performing their duties in line with current practice and regulations The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia is well placed to be an organisation capable of assisting BEM in the implementation of the CPD policy and programme

29 …Continuing Professional Development CPD Hours for Activities of IEM The CPD shall be an average of 50 hours per year over a three year All IEM activities as itemised in the guideline would be eligible for CPD hours under BEMs requirement. Members are therefore encouraged to actively participate in those activities so that they could achieve the required CPD hours IEM will endorse brochures/ flyers/ announcements of activities organised by IEM

30 …Continuing Professional Development Certificate of Attendance… The engineer keeps a good record of the activities that he/she may have had taken part in or shall be taking part in future (request for a compilation of activities previously attended) This requirement for professional engineers to keep in pace with the development of the field in which the professional engineer is engaged in, is in line with a global trend requiring engineers to equip themselves with the latest developments in their engineering field of specialisation CPD hours may also be allocated for seminars, conferences, short courses, workshop, etc.

31 …Continuing Professional Development …Certificate of Attendance Activities like writing of journal papers that have been published in respectable publications, books on engineering subjects, special research reports, specific standards of practice, course leading to a higher degree programmes, and activities in other disciplines but having a direct contribution to the development of the engineering profession are also accepted for clocking CPD hours. Keeping a copy of brochures, announcements, certificates, notes obtained or handouts and a certified document of having partaken in that activity is to the advantage of the engineer as these may be used to seek approval for CPD attainment later on.

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