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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 ). Singapore : SP/NUS/NTU. Australia : MelbU/RMIT/CQU.

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    1. 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 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. Professional Exams in Engineering

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

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

    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

    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

    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 Professional Exams in Engineering

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

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

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

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

    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

    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

    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

    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. Professional Exams in Engineering

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

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

    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 Professional Exams in Engineering

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

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

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

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

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    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. Professional Exams in Engineering

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    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) Professional Exams in Engineering

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

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    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 Professional Exams in Engineering

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

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

    48. IEM/BEM Graduate Examination (2011) 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

    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