slide1 n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Building a diverse and representative Engineering Profession to contribute to the Development of Enterprise PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Building a diverse and representative Engineering Profession to contribute to the Development of Enterprise

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 42

Building a diverse and representative Engineering Profession to contribute to the Development of Enterprise - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 142 Views
  • Uploaded on

Building a diverse and representative Engineering Profession to contribute to the Development of Enterprise. Dr Ossie Franks Pr Eng CEO Engineering Council of South Africa. Midrand , Johannesburg 27 July 2011. Intercity highways Space flight Internet Imaging Household appliances

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Building a diverse and representative Engineering Profession to contribute to the Development of Enterprise' - kennita


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
slide1

Building a diverse and representative Engineering Professionto contribute to the Development of Enterprise

Dr Ossie Franks Pr Eng

CEO Engineering Council of South Africa

Midrand,

Johannesburg

27 July 2011

engineering milestones of the 20 th century

Intercity highways

  • Space flight
  • Internet
  • Imaging
  • Household appliances
  • Health technologies
  • Petrochemical technologies
  • Laser and fiber optics
  • Nuclear technologies
  • High-performance materials

Engineering Milestones of the 20th Century

Electrification

Automobile

Airplane

Water supply & distribution

Electronics

Radio and television

Agricultural mechanization

Computers

Telephone (fixed & mobile)

Air conditioning/refrigeration

Universal benefits

engineering grand challenges

Make solar energy economical

  • Provide energy from fusion
  • Develop carbon sequestration methods
  • Manage the nitrogen cycle
  • Advance personalized learning
  • Provide access to clean water
  • Improve urban infrastructure
  • Engineer better medicines
  • Advance health informatics
  • Counter nuclear terror
  • Secure cyberspace
  • Enhance virtual reality

Engineering Grand Challenges

further challenges at local government level
Further challenges at local government level
    • Lack of basic infrastructure
    • Housing backlog
    • Poor access to water and electricity
    • Ageing cohort of engineering professionals
    • Corruption
  • Lack of engineering skills contributes to these challenges and lack of delivery to communities.
wef global competitiveness report fifth pillar higher education and training

WEF Global Competitiveness ReportFifth Pillar: Higher Education and Training

So how are we doing in the area of engineering skills to support the national economy?

slide22

Infrastructure's contribution to socio – economic development

“It’s not our wealth that created our infrastructure, but our infrastructure that created out wealth!”John F Kennedy

comparison of citizens per registered engineer

Comparison of Citizens per registered Engineer

Allyson Lawless: Numbers and Needs (2005)

an analysis of the 2001 national intake cohort of engineering students at sa heis
An analysis of the 2001 national intake cohortof engineering students at SA HEIs.

Scott, I., Yeld, N., & Hendry, J. (2007). A case for improving teaching and learning in South African higher education. Pretoria: Council on Higher Education (CHE) and Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC), http://www.che.ac.za/documents/d000155/index.php.

of eng students who graduate within 5 yrs
% of Eng. students who graduate within 5 yrs

Scott, I., Yeld, N., & Hendry, J. (2007). A case for improving teaching and learning in South African higher education. Pretoria: Council on Higher Education (CHE) and Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC), http://www.che.ac.za/documents/d000155/index.php.

why regulate the engineering profession

Why regulate the Engineering profession?

Engineering work...... is accompanied by risks to health, safety, environment, sustainability, consequently …

Engineering work must therefore be carried out by

competent & accountable registered professionals.

Engineering Professions Act, No. 46 of 2000

ECSA is thus deemed a Statutory body.

vision statement
Vision Statement

ECSA’s vision is to ensure that South Africa enjoys all the benefits of a strong competent, growing, sustainable and representative engineering profession, able to provide all the expertise necessary for the socio-economic needs of the country and to exert a positive influence in South Africa.

ecsa s core functions
ECSA’s Core Functions
  • Set Standards for Engineering Qualifications
  • Accreditation of Engineering programmes
  • Recognise and Evaluate Qualifications
  • Register Engineering Professionals
  • Renew Registration & Continuing Professional Development
  • Define and Enforce a Code of Conduct for Registered Professionals
  • Define guidelines fees for Professional Engineers Services
relationships in the profession
Relationships in the Profession
  • ECSA
  • Functions:
  • Register
  • Accredit
  • Regulate Professional Conduct
  • Set Standards
  • Act in the interests of the public
  • Advise government

Engineering Voluntary Associations

AeSSA

SAIAE

SAIChE

SAICE

SAIEE

SAIIE

SAIMechE

SAIMM

CESA

IPET

COET

+ …..

Recognition

Nominate Council and

Committee Members

Provider Peer Assessors,

Accreditors, Investigators

Presidents Forum

engineering practitioner lifecycle

Engineering

Practice

School

(MSE)

Higher

Education

Candidacy

Management

Retired-

Inactive

Retired-

Active

Registered

Experienced

Expert

Basic

Education

Professional Formation

Professional Practice

Complete Basic

Education with Math, Physical Science & English

Stage 1:

Complete

Engineering

Education

Stage 2:

Complete

Registration

Requirements

Experienced

Eligible for

International

Register*

Expert: shows

Leadership

in field

Manage enterprises that depend on engineering

Practitioners contributes after normal retirement

Engineering Practitioner Lifecycle

ECSA Register of Engineering Professional: ~ 35 000

some registration statistics as at 28 february 2011
Some Registration Statistics (as at 28 February 2011)
  • Professional Engineers: 14827
  • Professional Engineering Technologists 3704
  • Professional Engineering Technicians 3532
  • Professional Certificated Engineers 1047
  • Specified Categories 970
  • Candidate Engineers: 5789
  • Candidate Engineering Technologists 2071
  • Candidate Engineering Technicians 2971
  • Candidate Certificated Engineers 215

Total 35126

how has ecsa done business in the past
How has ECSA done business in the past?
  • Emphasis fell on discharging mandatory functions:
    • Accreditation of Programmes
    • Evaluation of qualifications
    • Registration
    • Investigating complaints, conducting tribunals
    • Requiring Continuing Professional Development
    • Setting guideline fees
so what is ecsa s new approach
So what is ECSA’s new approach?
  • ECSA’s Strategic and Business Plans have two thrusts:
    • Continue to discharge mandatory functions
    • To improve processes and efficiency where this is necessary

High priority for the “Registration process”

    • To emphasize strategic functions empowered by S14 of EPA
    • Engage in those initiatives which have national relevance and which are in the best interest of the engineering profession and broader society.
examples of initiatives of national relevance and in the interest of the engineering profession

Examples of initiatives of national relevance and in the interest of the engineering profession.

Determine engineering skills requirements for the country and provide direction and solutions to the pipeline for engineering skills development;

Determine barriers to registration of all categories of professionals and addressing these;

Ensure the marketing of the profession to educate and attract learners to build the future engineering skills pipeline (Engenius, Career Advice, SAWomeng);

slide36

Examples of initiatives of national relevance and in the interest of the engineering profession (continued)

Intervening to influence the numbers of engineering graduates to promote diversity and representivity ;

Improved liaison and lobby with:

Government (DoHE&T, DoFA, DST, DPW, DPE, DM&E, DoH);

university sector (staff & students);

slide37

Examples of initiatives of national relevance and in the interest of the engineering profession (continued)

Contributing to the nation planning debate

Establish collaboration with industry & chambers of commerce to develop programmes aimed at

Improved mentoring of graduates

Increasing volunteerism by black professionals

Addressing specific sector matters (non payment)

Play a regional in promoting the profession (World Bank)

slide38

Importance of Contractor Development

CIDB Contractor Grading System

Contractors aspire to higher grading

CIDB Rule dictates number of Eng. Professionals required

dilemma for contractors
Dilemma for Contractors

The Question is:

“Do I invest in professional staff prior to being awarded the contract?”

Proposed Solution - change CIDB Rules

proposed cidb rule change
Proposed CIDB Rule Change

Awarding of higher level grading contracts to be made conditional on the contractor providing evidence of meeting CIDB professional staff requirements for specific contractor grading

concluding remarks
Concluding Remarks

We reviewed

Engineering developments of the 20th Century

Effects of Globalization

Key national challenges including Dinokeng

South Africa’s competitiveness in the world

Our national skills situation

Reviewed ECSA’s role and its contribution to improved competitiveness

Skills requirement for Contractor Development

CIDB Contract Rule change

African Proverb

“ If you want to walk fast, walk alone.

If you want to walk far walk together.”

41