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1 Mathew Thomas, C.Eng., FIMechE, FIEAust., CPEng. Chairman,
“The Way Forward to Chartered Engineer Status through IMechE Membership” Mathew Thomas, C.Eng., FIMechE, FIEAust., CPEng. Chairman, IMechE Cawangan Malaysia

2 The IMechE Who we are Classes of membership Benefits of membership
How to become Registered Questions and Answers Literature Explain the structure of the evening and the information that I will be covering Ask for questions at the end but if any points are not clear then please feel free to ask for clarification as I go along There is a great deal of literature available so make sure you pick up the relevant information before you go.

3 A reminder of who we are What is the IMechE?
IMechE is: A chartered professional engineering body Registered with the Engineering Council The mission statement is to: ‘…create the natural professional home for all involved in Mechanical Engineering’

4 Profile of the Institution
IM Profile of the Institution founded in 1847 by George Stephenson over 80,000 members in 120 countries international organisation based in the UK We are a charity. A non-profit making body, so any money we get in membership fees or entry to events and talks all goes back into providing improved member facilities. Established in the middle of the 19th century when mechanical engineering was a new and emerging technology. No common standards existed so the Institution was set up provide them. A safeguard of standard for future years. a learned society a guardian of standards a voice for the profession

5 Profile of a Chartered Engineer
Exercises independent technical judgement and decision making Is dedicated to creativity, innovation and continuous improvement Accepts complexity and minimises ambiguity Has professional and personal integrity Explain what we mean by a description of a Chartered Engineer. Amplify bullet points. By professional integrity, we mean that the person will abide by the code of conduct of the Institution. Quote example of IEE members who tried to electrocute his wife but failed. The membership committee considered if trying to kill his wife was a breach of the code, but decided, however distasteful, it was not. However, as a professional Electrical Engineer who had tried to electrocute her and failed…..

6 Profile of a Chartered Engineer
Can adapt to rapid change May have direct responsibility for professional & technical staff Plays a key role in wealth creation Takes an active part in the training and development of young engineers

7 Profile of an Incorporated Engineer
Part of the mainstream of professional engineering and a practitioner of today’s technology Performs complex technical duties of an established or novel nature in a wide variety of contexts Has a substantial degree of personal responsibility or authority

8 Profile of an Incorporated Engineer
Combines a practical approach with detailed understanding of a particular technology Maintains and manages existing technology efficiently Is aware of the relationship between technical responsibility in business and the external professional environment.

9 Professional Registration with the IMechE
CEng and IEng are very different qualifications, but with equal importance to industry and the Institution. Inclusion of IEng broadens the IMechE membership base, raising its profile and expanding its influence Regular feedback shows a need for a more integrated IMechE membership

10 Your Road to Professional Registration
Review the IMechE's requirements Obtain the necessary Academic qualifications Achieve the required period of Responsible Experience Demonstrate competence as a Professional Engineer at the Professional Review Interview There are a number of very clear steps that you need to go through to become a corporate member Explain about the four stages which we see as being central (including interview as the final stage)

11 Routes to Professional Registration
Fellow C Eng / I Eng FIMechE Member C Eng / I Eng MIMechE Associate AMIMechE Explain the various stages involved in getting to CEng. If relevant, refer to people going on to become fellow REMEMBER:IMechE is there to help YOU at every stage of your career Affiliate

12 Develop commercial awareness
Build A Career Develop commercial awareness Strategic Managerial Technical

13 Membership provides Recognition of professional competence
‘I know that I am professional. The letters after my name make sure that others know too.’ Access to IMechE services & facilities Events, publications, information & library services Links to external databases, libraries & services A medium for lifelong Continuing Professional Development (CPD) A network of technical & social contacts Refer to relevance of being a professional in a business environment when you might be on the board with a solicitor or Chartered Accountant Reference to people not wanting to become chartered because they have 20 years experience. But is that 1 years experience 20 years ago which has been repeated over and over. CPD ensures engineers keep up to date.

14 Membership provides Involvement in development of the profession
Enhanced employment opportunities "Professional Engineering" magazine mailed out every 2 weeks Other specialist publications Available through... The IMechE website: Your fast link to all that IMechE offers

15 Membership provides The accredited route to becoming a Chartered Engineer or an Incorporated Engineer and the use of the designation CEng or IEng. The recognised professional designation for Member (MIMechE), recognised through the world as the quality mark of mechanical engineering excellence. The chance to network with other professional mechanical engineers via a wide range of conferences, seminars, and regional activities.

16 Membership provides Enhanced professional opportunities for career advancement, through networking events and regular listings of advertised jobs in Professional Engineering magazine and the PE website. The opportunity to apply for the European designation Eur Ing (CEng only).

17 Why employ Professional Engineers?
Increased credibility with customers and suppliers A culture of creativity, innovation and continuous improvement leading to… Enhanced business opportunities, increased competitiveness and a network of technical and social contacts Refer to Cooper Camerons experience - now part of their way of working that an “engineer” has to be a graduate and moving towards being part of professional institution. Ford and Rolls Royce insist on Chartered Status to achieve a certain level of seniority as an engineer Refer to clients demanding that as part of contract negotiation the managing person on a project be chartered..

18 Professional Registration
Academic Requirements

19 Demonstration of competence, knowledge and understanding.
UK-SPEC Education HNC/HND/FD plus further learning Bachelors degree Professional Development IENG Demonstration of competence, knowledge and understanding. If you do not have exempting qualifications, you may be required to submit a technical report MEng B(Hons) degree plus Masters B(Hons) degree plus further learning CENG Professional Review Formation Registration

20 Routes to Membership Standard applications Individual Case Procedure
Senior Route to Registration Technical Report Route Existing CEng/IEng Member to Fellow All routes apply to CEng and IEng

21 Professional Registration
Initial Professional Development (IPD)

22 Initial Professional Development
A good grounding in basic engineering principles Achieved a position of professional responsibility Capable of demonstrating competence as an engineer

23 IPD for CEng and IEng A period of professional development for a Chartered Engineer or an Incorporated Engineer covers a broad range of engineering skills to prepare applicants to satisfy the five core competencies assessed at Corporate member level.

24 IPD for IEng Competence and Commitment
A combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology. Appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct, commission, operate and maintain engineering products, processes, systems and services. Provide technical and commercial management. Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills Personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment. It is unlikely that IPD will be completed in less than three years.

25 IPD for CEng Competence & Commitment
A combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimise the application of existing and emerging technology. Appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis of engineering problems. Provide technical and commercial leadership Effective interpersonal skills Personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment. It is unlikely that IPD will be completed in less than four years

26 Professional Registration
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

27 IMechE’s CPD Policy Members and Fellows who wish to practise as professional engineers must keep themselves up to date in the engineering profession Applicants for the class of Member must be able to demonstrate by means of a Personal Development Plan how they propose to do this

28 CPD may include... Formal and Informal Learning
Work-based learning, Distance learning In-house courses, Work secondments Private study, Special work projects Writing technical papers In-house or for general publication Contributions to Engineering Mentoring, voluntary work, school governor IMechE Regions/Branches YM and Committee work

29 Competence and Commitment
The Professional Engineer must be able to: Use knowledge Apply theory and practice Provide leadership Communicate effectively Commit to the Profession

30 Professional Registration
Experience Requirements Professional responsibility Knowledge and understanding Putting the theory into practice

31 IMechE Top Tip! As soon as you possibly can, spend some time collecting and arranging every bit of evidence of professional development you can think of: Certificates of attendance at courses; old appraisal notes; summaries of projects; and relevant papers,etc. Get them countersigned if you can

32 How Do I Measure Up? The IMechE website provides:
Competence Profiles Real life case studies of Engineers from different sectors and their experiences with regard to becoming Registered. These can help you identify where you are now and what you need to do next.

33 Professional Registration
Application requirements for membership Completed application form Sponsorship of two Professional Engineers Proof of academic qualifications Evidence of training and/or experience Professional Review Report Personal Development Plan Attendance at interview

34 Professional Review Report Personal Development Plan
Mandatory Interview Based on: Application form Professional Review Report Personal Development Plan Demonstration of competence

35 Interview Panel will assess:
Level of responsibility & professional judgement Length of time as a professional engineer Approach to problem solving Awareness of the engineer's role in society Presentation skills Commitment to CPD

36 IMechE Top Tip! Look at the Guidance Notes which are contained in the Website/Membership Pack. Use competence profiles to benchmark your own application. Seek advice from other professional engineers Talk to us...

37 IMechE Near You

38 Professional Registration
Literature available in hard copy and from the IMechE website at Any questions

39 Mathew Thomas, C.Eng., FIMechE IMechE Cawangan Malaysia
Thank You Mathew Thomas, C.Eng., FIMechE Chairman IMechE Cawangan Malaysia

40 Professional Registration with the IMechE
Mathew Thomas, C.Eng., FIMechE. FIEAust, CPEng. Chairman IMechE Cawangan Malaysia

41 Professional Registration
Structure of Professional Review Report Introduction a brief summary of your career Main text a critique of your experience select projects which demonstrate the range and depth of your responsibilities Talk in the first person. Stress the role you have played.

42 Interview Format With an interview panel
Interviewers abroad may not all be from IMechE Member of IMechE staff present UK and some overseas locations only Discussion based on Professional Review reports Will be assessed against competence statements Interviews can take place in company

43 Professional Review Report Content
Types and sizes (£) of projects How problems were identified & resolved Technical content: depth, breadth and use of new & emerging technologies Safety, quality & environmental issues Your level of responsibility & autonomy Where and how your role fitted in Leadership skills - direct or indirect Any budgetary and/or planning control Technical and commercial restraints Evidence of verbal & written communications skills Learning points

44 Interview outcome Interview panel recommendation submitted to Professional Review Committee Committee Secretary advises outcome: Election to MIMechE, or If the interview is not successful, re-apply in one or two years Two main reasons why people don’t get through interview: Job has changed and they are doing a more managerial role than a technical role Some people don’t interview well - if you get the chance of a mock interview at your company take it

45 IMechE Top Tip! Involvement in local events or IMechE committees can be very useful. You can make a good range of contacts who may be able to assist with your application. Involvement demonstrates a commitment to the Institution and can be evidence of CPD.

46 Assessment of Competence
Marked against competence statements. Candidates are scored 1 - 4 As a minimum a candidate must score 3 in three areas, and 2 in two areas

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