Professional Exam in Engineering

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The Engineering Council Examination - An International Exam; An Alternative Route to become a qualified engineer.

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Talk on EC and CEng(UK) : 

SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 1 Talk on EC and CEng(UK) Prof Sam Man Keong President, SIET (2008/2009) [Email: sammk@singnet.com.sg ; HP: 96740515]

Highlights : 

SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 2 Highlights About SIET. SIET Membership. UK Professional Examinations in Engineering. Professional Engineers Board Singapore. Engineering : Singapore vs UK

Highlights : 

SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 3 Highlights International Mutual Agreements : Trend & Impacts. How to prepare for the EC Exam? Some Commonly Asked Questions. : Is EC Exam recognized by the PEB?....

About the Speaker – Prof Sam Man Keong : 

SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 4 About the Speaker – Prof Sam Man Keong Singapore : SP/NUS/NTU. Australia : MelbU/RMIT/CQU. Chartered Engineer (UK/Ireland/Australia) Chartered Builder (UK) Chartered Mathematician (UK) Chartered Scientist (UK) A life-long learner.

About SIET : 

SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 5 About SIET Established : 1980. Engineering Technologists; Engineering Technicians. Poly/ITE graduates. Website : www.siet.org.sg

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SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 6

Mr Osman bin Mohamed – President (1980) : 

SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 7 Mr Osman bin Mohamed – President (1980) 1980 – Mr Osman 2006 – Haji Osman

Mr Sam Man Keong – Honorary Secretary (1980) : 

SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 8 Mr Sam Man Keong – Honorary Secretary (1980) 1980 – Mr Sam MK 2007 – Dr Sam MK, Ed.D

SIET Membership – EC Exam : 

SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 9 SIET Membership – EC Exam ITC – Higher Nitec or its equivalent. Poly Diploma in Engineering/Technology or its equivalent, e.g. EC Certificate Exam Poly Advanced Diploma/BSc/BE in Engineering/Technology/ Management or its equivalent, e.g. EC Graduate Diploma Exam Associate Member (AMSIET) Member (MSIET) Fellow (FSIET)

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SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 10 SIET – Global Networks

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SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 11 WFTO Surrey, British Columbia, Canada 10767 - 148 Street, V3R 0S4 World Federation of Technology Organizations Website : www.wfto.org ]

UK Professional Examinations in Engineering : 

SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 12 UK Professional Examinations in Engineering Now : The UK Engineering Council Examinations

UK Engineering Council Examinations : 

SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 13 UK Engineering Council Examinations City and Guilds of London Institute conducts on behalf of the Engineering Council UK a world-wide Examination for those who wish to meet the academic standard for Chartered Engineer but whose circumstances prevent them from pursuing an accredited degree programme, those who have non-accredited degrees and who wish to undertake further qualification to meet the required standard, and for those overseas who wish to obtain a well respected British engineering qualification. Website : www.engc.org.uk http://www.cityandguilds.com.hk/cg/ec.html

Career Path : Engineering : 

SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 14 Career Path : Engineering GCE(O) Poly Diploma [Engineering] EC Cert Exam [= First Year British BEng] EC Grad Dip Exam [= Final Year British BEng] GCE(A)/ SIET-GCE EC Postgrad Dip Exam [ = British MEng standard] CEng(UK)/PEng NUS/NTU – BEng/BTech

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SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 15 The revised EC Exam Structure Level 1 – EC Certificate . 6 written Papers . 4 Compulsory + 2 optional Level 2 – EC Graduate Diploma . 5 written Papers depending on Specialization + Report Level 3 – EC Postgraduate Diploma . 4 written Papers + Report . One Compulsory + one optional + 2 from Graduate Diploma choice which have not been previously taken.

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SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 16 Engineering Profession in UK [Engineering Council] [web-site : www.engc.org.uk ] Chartered Engineer [CEng] Incorporated Engineer [IEng] Engineering Technician [EngTech]

How to become a CEng : 

SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 17 How to become a CEng A Recognized Degree/Professional Examination (EC Exams) Experience Professional Report + Professional Interview (+ written exam) : Professional Ethics CEng (UK)

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SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 18 Website : www.peb.gov.sg The Professional Engineers Board Singapore (PEB) is a statutory board in the Ministry of National Development. PEB was established since 1971 under the Professional Engineers Act. Our Mission is to safeguard life, property, and welfare of the public by setting and maintaining high standards for registering professional engineers, and by regulating regulating and advancing the practice of professional engineering.

Professional Engineers Board Singapore : 

SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 19 Professional Engineers Board Singapore A recognized Academic qualification [See list from PEB : www.peb.gov.sg ] PLUS Part 1 – Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FEE). Part 2 - Practice of Professional Engineering (PPE)(Report/Essay + Professional Interview)

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SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 20 Engineering : Singapore vs UK * Part-Time Degrees (4 years after Poly Diploma]

International Mutual Agreements - Engineering : 

SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 21 International Mutual Agreements - Engineering Washington Accord.[Website : www.washingtonaccord.org ] Sydney Accord. Dublin Accord.

Washington Accord : 

SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 22 Washington Accord The Washington Accord, signed in 1989, is an international agreement among bodies responsible for accrediting engineering degree programs. It recognizes the substantial equivalency of programs accredited by those bodies and recommends that graduates of programs accredited by any of the signatory bodies be recognized by the other bodies as having met the academic requirements for entry to the practice of engineering.

Washington Accord - Signatories : 

SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 23 Washington Accord - Signatories Australia - Represented by Engineers Australia (1989) Canada - Represented by Engineers Canada (1989) Chinese Taipei - Represented by Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan (2007) Hong Kong China - Represented by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (1995) Ireland - Represented by Engineers Ireland (1989) Japan - Represented by Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (2005) Korea - Represented by Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea (2007) New Zealand - Represented by Institution of Professional Engineers NZ (1989) Singapore - Represented by Institution of Engineers Singapore (2006) South Africa - Represented by Engineering Council of South Africa (1999) United Kingdom - Represented by Engineering Council UK (1989) United States - Represented by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (1989)

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SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 24 The Washington Accord [1989] USA : ABET UK : The Engineering Council Professional Engineers Board, Singapore CEng : ICE ; IEE; IMechE; IStructE IEAust; HKIE; IES

The Sydney Accord : 

SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 25 The Sydney Accord Flowing from the Washington Accord, a similar Agreement was developed for Engineering Technologists or Incorporated Engineers, called the Sydney Accord (SA), which was signed in June 2001.

Sydney Accord - Signatories : 

SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 26 Sydney Accord - Signatories Australia - Represented by Engineers Australia (2001) Canada - Represented by Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (2001) Hong Kong China - Represented by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (2001) Ireland - Represented by Engineers Ireland (2001) New Zealand - Represented by Institution of Professional Engineers NZ (2001) South Africa - Represented by Engineering Council of South Africa (2001) United Kingdom - Represented by Engineering Council UK (2001)

Dublin Accord : 

SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 27 Dublin Accord The Dublin Accord is an agreement for the international recognition of Engineering Technician qualifications. In May 2002 the national engineering organisations of the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, South Africa and Canada signed an agreement mutually recognising the qualifications which underpin the granting of Engineering Technician titles in the four countries. Since then, two further economies have attained provisional membership, and are working towards signatory status. They are New Zealand and the United States.

How to Prepare for the EC Exam ??? : 

SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 28 How to Prepare for the EC Exam ??? Syllabuses. Examination Rules. Choices of Subjects. Reading List/List of Recommended Textbooks. Past Exam Papers. Examiners’ Reports. Self-Study vs Guided Study, e.g. at SCS

Some Tips to Studying !!! : 

SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 29 Some Tips to Studying !!! Set up a fixed daily routine. Fix deadlines. Stick to them. Do one thing at a time. When you start a piece of work, finish it if possible. Do things well enough. Use the Elephant techniques. Practice makes perfect. Be consistent in your normal work: not last-minute!!

Some Commonly Asked Questions : 

SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 30 Some Commonly Asked Questions How recognized is the EC Exam? Is EC Exam recognized by the PEB in Singapore? How to become a CEng(UK)? How to become a PEng in Singapore? Are BEng(Hons) offered by private schools in Singapore satisfied the academic criteria as CEng(UK)?

Some Commonly Asked Questions : 

SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 31 Some Commonly Asked Questions EC Exam vs British BEng Degree. PEB : Why BEng(First Class Honours) for some UK Universities? Why British MEng now? The Singapore : BEng and BTech. The Australia : BE

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SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 32 Thank You You must Act Now………………

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SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 33 Vision + Mission + ACTION ? SUCCESS 4W1H Principle: Vision = What ? + Why ? (Direction) Mission = How ? (Target/objective) ACTION = When ? + Where ? Vision + Mission – Action = Day-dreaming only !!!

Thank you for your attention… : 

SIET - SCS-ECTalk - 2009 34 Thank you for your attention… The secret of SUCCESS in Life is for a person to be ready when his opportunity comes. Prof Sam MK – 12 December 2008 Email: sammk@singnet.com.sg

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