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Professional Examinations in Engineering : 

1 Professional Exams in Engineering Professional Examinations in Engineering Dr Sam Man Keong (岑文强) CEng, FIET, MICE, MIMMM, FBEng, CEnv, FSPE, PEng(UK), CMath, CSci, CQP Email: sammk@singnet.com.sg ; HP: 96740515

About the Speaker - Dr Sam Man Keong (岑文强) : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 2 About the Speaker - Dr Sam Man Keong (岑文强) Singapore : SP/NUS/NTU. Australia : MelbU/RMIT/CQU. Chartered Engineer (UK/Ireland/Australia) Chartered Builder (UK) Chartered Mathematician (UK) Chartered Scientist (UK) Chartered Environmentalist (UK). A life-long learner.

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Professional Exams in Engineering 3 Great Wall of China – October 2007

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Professional Exams in Engineering 4 Highlights Introduction. Professional Exams in Engineering in UK. Professional Exams in Engineering in USA. Professional Exams in Engineering in Singapore. Professional Exams in Engineering in Malaysia.

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Professional Exams in Engineering 5 Highlights Professional Exams in Engineering in Other Countries. Recent Trends in Engineering & Technology Profession. Questions & Answers.

Introduction : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 6 Introduction Objective : To provide an opportunity for those who ‘lack’ the normal academic qualifications to achieve professional status or used as a “top-up” for unrecognized engineering degrees for membership or registration purposes. Normally in TWO main parts : “Graduate Exam” + “Professional Review”.

Professional Exams in Engineering in UK. : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 7 Professional Exams in Engineering in UK. The Society of Engineers – Graduateship Examinations Part 1 (General Engineering) Part 2 (Design) Part 3 (Management) Chartered Engineering Institutions : ICE; IEE (now : IET); IMechE.

Professional Exams in Engineering in UK – The SOE/SPE : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 8 Professional Exams in Engineering in UK – The SOE/SPE Before 1998 : Part I (General Engineering); Part II (Design); Part 3 (Management). After 1998 : Certificate of Engineering ( ASE); Diploma of Engineering ( MSE); Honours Diploma of Engineering ( FSE).

Professional Exams in Engineering in UK – The SOE/SPE : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 9 Professional Exams in Engineering in UK – The SOE/SPE The Society of Professional Engineers was founded on the 27 October 1969 by a number of Corporate Members of the Society of Engineers which is the third oldest Engineering Body in the United Kingdom being established in 1854. PEng : authorised by the Secretary of State of the Department of Trade & Industry. Website: www.professionalengineers-uk.org

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Professional Exams in Engineering 10 Pathways to Professional Engineer in UK [PEng(UK)] SOE Part 1* SOE Part 2* SOE Part 3* Recognized Diploma in Engineering or its equivalent ASE AMSE MSE, PEng(UK) [Now : MSPE, PEng(UK)] * Now phased out;  SIET Professional Examinations (2010)

Professional Examinations in UK– Chartered Engineering Institutions : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 11 Professional Examinations in UK– Chartered Engineering Institutions ICE (1818): [website: www.ice.org.uk ] The examinations for corporate membership were first introduced in 1897 and Section C was added in 1919. In 1945, the Associate Membership Examination was completely revised and Section C was replaced by a Professional Interview; this was renamed the Professional Examination in 1977.

Professional Examinations in UK– Chartered Engineering Institutions : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 12 Professional Examinations in UK– Chartered Engineering Institutions To reduce the multiplicity of professional engineering examinations (ICE, IEE, IMechE….), the Engineering Institutions Joint Part 1 Examination was set up and this was used by ten institutions as part of their professional examinations. In 1965 the Council of the Institution (ICE) resolved to adopt the Examination (Parts 1 and 2) of the Council of Engineering Institutions (CEI) and to discontinue the Institution (ICE) Examination.

Professional Examinations in UK– Chartered Engineering Institutions : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 13 Professional Examinations in UK– Chartered Engineering Institutions The CEI held their: Part 1 Examination for the first time in October 1967 and Part 2 Examination in April 1968 : 6 written papers; 3 attempts. This examination was taken over by the Engineering Council (EC) in 1984. Major Changes to EC Examination over the past 20 years : EC Part 2 (1985) : EC 2A (5 Technical Subjects ) + EC 2B (The Engineer in Society) + EC 2C (Technical Report). Now : EC Certificate ; EC Graduate Diploma; EC Postgraduate Diploma

From CEI Exam to EC Exam : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 14 From CEI Exam to EC Exam Website : www.engc.org.uk

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Professional Exams in Engineering 15 Pathways to Professional Registration [CEng] via the EC Examinations GCE(A) or its equivalent EC Certificate Exam Recognized Diploma or its equivalent Recognized First Degree or its equivalent EC Graduate Diploma Exam EC Postgraduate Diploma Exam Engineering Technician (EngTech) Incorporated Engineer (IEng) Chartered Engineer (CEng)

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Professional Exams in Engineering 16 Pathways to become Chartered Engineer [CEng]– ICE & IStructE EC Examinations An Accredited Degree in Engineering, .e.g.MEng; BEng(Hons) + MSc(Eng) Relevant Experience in Engineering IStructE- Chartered Membership Examination CEng, MIStructE Chartered Professional Review (CPR) CEng, MICE Initial Professional Development (IPD)

Becoming a Professional Engineer in USA – Four Distinct Steps : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 17 Becoming a Professional Engineer in USA – Four Distinct Steps 1. Education Generally, no college degree is required to be eligible to take the FE/EIT Exam. 2. Fundamentals of Engineering/Engineer-In-Training Examination (FE/EIT) 3. Experience Typically, four years of acceptable experience is required before one can take the PE Exam. 4. Professional Engineer Examination (PE Exam)

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Professional Exams in Engineering 18 Pathways to become a PE in USA Working adults in Engineering Final Year Students of BS in Technology/Engineering NCEES – FE/EIT Exam Experience NCEES - PE Exam Professional Engineer (PE)

Professional Exams in Engineering in USA – Examination Development : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 19 Professional Exams in Engineering in USA – Examination Development Initially, the states wrote their own examinations, but beginning in 1966, the NCEES took over the task for some states. Now the NCEES exams are used by all states. NCEES = National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying [website: www.ncees.org ]

Professional Exams in Engineering in USA – Examination Objectives : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 20 Professional Exams in Engineering in USA – Examination Objectives Fundamentals of Engineering/Engineer-In-Training Examination (FE/EIT) The FE/EIT Exam determines if a candidate meets the minimum requirements for professional engineer registration established by state law. Professional Engineer Examination (PE Exam) The PE Exam determines if a candidate is qualified to design in his (her) major field. The PE exam is an open-book exam.

Professional Exams in Engineering in USA – Examination Structure : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 21 Professional Exams in Engineering in USA – Examination Structure Fundamentals of Engineering/Engineer-In-Training Examination (FE/EIT) Eight-hour, multiple-choice examination Morning (4-hour): 120 questions Afternoon (4-hour): 60 questions

Professional Exams in Engineering in USA – Examination Structure : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 22 Professional Exams in Engineering in USA – Examination Structure Professional Engineer Examination Principles and Practice of Engineering or PE Exam The exam is organized into breadth and depth sections. Morning breadth exam : 4 hours; 40 multiple-choice questions. Afternoon depth exam : 4 hours; is actually five exams (Civil) – you can choose the depth exam you wish to take.

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Professional Exams in Engineering 23 Source : USA-ASEE – Prism, November 2010

Professional Exams in Engineering in Singapore. : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 24 Professional Exams in Engineering in Singapore. SIET Professional Examinations. [website: www.siet.org.sg ] Professional Engineers Board (PEB) Singapore – Professional Engineers Registration Examination. [website: www.peb.gov.sg ]

About SIET : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 25 About SIET Singapore Institute of Engineering Technologists (SIET). Established in 1980 as a ‘Professional Body’ to cater for the interest of ‘Polytechnic and ITE’ graduates in Engineering & Technology. Website : www.siet.org.uk

SIET Professional Examinations : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 26 SIET Professional Examinations SIET Professional Examinations are conducted at three levels: Level 1 - Associate Membership (AMSIET)[≈ ITE – Higher Nitec standard] Level 2 - Membership (MSIET)[≈ Poly Diploma standard] Level 3 - Fellowship (FSIET)[≈ Final Year of an accredited First Degree standard]

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Professional Exams in Engineering 27 SIET Professional Examinations ITE – Nitec or its equivalent ITE – Higher Nitec or its equivalent Polytechnic Diploma or its equivalent SIET – AM Exam [8 subjects] SIET – M Exam [8 subjects] SIET – F Exam [6 subjects] AMSIET, CertEA MSIET, CertET FSIET, CertTS MSPE, PEng(UK)

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Professional Exams in Engineering 28 Website : http://www.peb.gov.sg/peb/html/index.html 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.

Professional Exams in Engineering in Singapore - PEB : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 29 Professional Exams in Engineering in Singapore - PEB In addition to ‘Qualification’ and ‘Experience’ requirements, applicants must sit and pass two examinations: Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FEE) Practice of Professional Examination (PE Exam) Qualification : Professional Engineers (Approved Qualifications) Notification - 2009

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Professional Exams in Engineering 30 Pathways to become Professional Engineer in Singapore Approved Qualifications, e.g. BEng from NUS/NTU PEB – FE Exam Experience PEB – PE Exam . Summary of Postgraduate Professional Experience . Report on Postgraduate Engineering Experience . Professional Interview (PI) Professional Engineer (PE)

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Professional Exams in Engineering 31 Source : Extract from PEActs Notification of Approved Qualifications -2009

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Professional Exams in Engineering 32 Source : Extract from PEActs Notification of Approved Qualifications -2009

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Professional Exams in Engineering 33 Source : Extract from PEActs Notification of Approved Qualifications -2009

Professional Exams in Engineering in Singapore - PEB : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 34 Professional Exams in Engineering in Singapore - PEB Experience : Not less than FOUR years of practical experience after obtaining the approved qualifications. FEE: Part 1 : 3 hours; 40 Multiple Choice Questions. Part 2 : Civil (Answer 5 out of 9 questions); Electrical and Mechanical (Answer 5 out of 7 questions)

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Professional Exams in Engineering in Singapore - PEB : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 38 Professional Exams in Engineering in Singapore - PEB PE Exam Summary of Postgraduate Professional Experience Report on Postgraduate Engineering Experience : 2,000 – 4,000 words. Professional Interview (PI): 10-minute presentation of one or more of his projects highlighted in his report. About 45 minutes : to determine the various competence elements.

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Professional Exams in Engineering in Malaysia. : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 42 Professional Exams in Engineering in Malaysia. IEM : Institution of Engineers, Malaysia. [website : www.iem.org.my ] BEM : Board of Engineers Malaysia. [website : www.bem.org.my ] IEM/BEM Graduate Examination BEM : Professional Assessment Examination (PAE)

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Professional Exams in Engineering 43 Pathways to become a PE in Malaysia Working adults in Engineering with at least 2 STPM/GCE(A) passes in Mathematics and/or Science subjects IEM/BEM – Graduate Examination Report on Training & Experience BEM - PAE Professional Engineer (PE) An Approved Qualification, e.g. BE from University of Malaya BEM – Graduate Engineer

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Professional Exams in Engineering in Malaysia – IEM/BEM Graduate Examination (2011) : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 45 Professional Exams in Engineering in Malaysia – IEM/BEM Graduate Examination (2011) Part 1 – 8 Subjects (6 Compulsory + 2 Options). Part 2 4 main disciplines : Civil; Electrical; Mechanical; Chemical. 8 Subjects (6 Compulsory + 2 Options) Part 3 Candidate’s Report Assessor’s Report

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Professional Exams in Engineering 46 IEM/BEM Graduate Examination (2011)

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Professional Exams in Engineering 47 IEM/BEM Graduate Examination (2011)

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Professional Exams in Engineering 48 IEM/BEM Graduate Examination (2011)

Professional Exams in Engineering in Malaysia – BEM Professional Assessment Examination : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 49 Professional Exams in Engineering in Malaysia – BEM Professional Assessment Examination Documents for Professional Assessment Examination (PAE) Report : Training and Experience ; 1500 – 2000 words. Drawings and Calculations (Civil) : Drainage, Irrigation and Flood Mitigation; Hydrology and other areas in water resources; Geotechnical, Soil & Rock Mechanics; Public Health and Environmental; Permanent Way; Roads, Highways and Transportation; Town Planning.

Professional Exams in Engineering in Malaysia – BEM Professional Assessment Examination : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 50 Professional Exams in Engineering in Malaysia – BEM Professional Assessment Examination Professional Interview (PI) Easy Writing : To test the candidate’s ability to marshal his knowledge and thoughts and express them in words in a clear and concise manner. two essays ; 1 ½ hours per essay. One from Section A : an essay related to the candidate’s training and experience as stated in his report One from Section B : on the code of ethics from two alternative questions selected by the examiners.

Professional Exams in Engineering in Other Countries. : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 51 Professional Exams in Engineering in Other Countries. Institution of Engineers, India. [Established : 1920; Royal Charter : 1935][website : www.ieindia.org ] AMIE Sections ‘A’ and ‘B’. Institution of Civil Engineers, India. [website : www.ice.net.in ] Technician Membership Examination. Associate Membership Examination.

Professional Exams in Engineering in Other Countries. : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 52 Professional Exams in Engineering in Other Countries. Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka. [Established : 1906][website : www.iesl.lk ] Part I Examination. Part II Examination. Institution of Incorporated Engineers, Sri Lanka. [Established : 1977][website: www.iie.lk ] Part I Part II

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Recent Trends in Engineering & Technology Profession. : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 54 Recent Trends in Engineering & Technology Profession. Mobility of Engineers & Technologists International Engineering Alliance (IEA) [website: www.washingtonaccord.org ] Agreements covering tertiary qualifications in engineering Agreements covering competence standards for practising engineers

IEA - Agreements covering tertiary qualifications in engineering : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 55 IEA - Agreements covering tertiary qualifications in engineering The Washington Accord signed in 1989 was the first - it recognises substantial equivalence in the accreditation of qualifications in professional engineering, normally of four years duration. The Sydney Accord commenced in 2001 and recognises substantial equivalence in the accreditation of qualifications in engineering technology, normally of three years duration. The Dublin Accord is an agreement for substantial equivalence in the accreditation of tertiary qualifications in technician engineering, normally of two years duration. It commenced in 2002.

IEA - Agreements covering competence standards for practising engineers : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 56 IEA - Agreements covering competence standards for practising engineers The oldest such agreement is the APEC Engineer agreement which commenced in 1999. This has Government support in the participating APEC economies. The Engineers Mobility Forum agreement commenced in 2001. It operates the same competence standard as the APEC Engineer agreement but any country/economy may join. The Engineering Technologist Mobility Forum agreement was signed by participating economies/countries in 2003. The parties to the Agreement have agreed to commence establishing a mutual recognition scheme for engineering technologists.

IEA - Agreements covering competence standards for practising engineers : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 57 IEA - Agreements covering competence standards for practising engineers Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation : APEC Engineer Engineers Mobility Forum : International Professional Engineer (IntPE) Engineering Technologist Mobility Forum : International Engineering Technologist (IntET)

Questions & Answers : 

Professional Exams in Engineering 58 Questions & Answers Thank You 自强不息, 力求上进

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Professional Exams in Engineering 59 "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

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Professional Exams in Engineering 60 “The Key to happiness is having dreams. The key to success is making dreams come true.”

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Professional Exams in Engineering 61 "Happiness is not having what you want. It's wanting what you have."

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Professional Exams in Engineering 62 Have a nice day!