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29 May
Product Template Route to Membership

On the recommendation of the Qualification and Membership Board, the Council approved the proposal to remove the Product Template Route and that a grace period of six months would be provided commencing 16 March 2018.  Applicants who wish to apply for the class of Member via the Product Template Route should submit their applications to the Secretariat on or before 15 September 2018.  For the requirements and procedures of the Product Template Route, please refer to M3 Routes to Membership.

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29 March
Implementation of the Competence-based Professional Assessment and the Scheme "A" Training in Competence-based Format

The HKIE has always kept in pace with the development of international practice and standards. To be in line with the international trends in the assessment of engineers seeking professional standards, the Council approved the HKIE Competence Standard for Professional Engineers (Corporate Members) and the launch of the Competence-based Professional Assessment and the Scheme "A" Training in competence-based format in April 2019.

 

The HKIE Competence Standard for Professional Engineers (Corporate Members)

 

The competence standard is an indication of an expected level of performance and it sets the entry standard for engineers seeking professional recognition as Corporate Members by undertaking a competence assessment administered by the HKIE. The 12 elements of the competence standard are as follows:

 

  1. Comprehend and apply knowledge of, accepted principles underpinning widely applied good practice for professional engineering
  2. Comprehend and apply knowledge of, accepted principles underpinning good practice for professional engineering that is specific to Hong Kong
  3. Define, investigate and analyse complex engineering problems in accordance with good practice for professional engineering
  4. Design or develop solutions to complex engineering problems in accordance with good practice for professional engineering
  5. Be responsible for making decisions on part or all of one or more complex engineering activities
  6. Manage part or all of one or more complex engineering activities in accordance with good engineering management practice
  7. Identify, assess and manage engineering risk
  8. Conduct engineering activities to an ethical standard prescribed by the HKIE
  9. Recognise the reasonably foreseeable social, cultural, health, safety, sustainability and environmental effects of professional engineering activities generally
  10. Communicate clearly with other engineers and others that he or she is likely to deal with in the course of his or her professional engineering activities
  11. Maintain the currency of his or her professional engineering knowledge and skills
  12. Exercise sound professional engineering judgement

 

Competence-based Professional Assessment for Corporate Membership

 

The competence assessments conducted by the HKIE require applicants to provide sufficient outcome evidence to demonstrate that they are able to consistently apply knowledge, understanding and skills to the standard expected of a professional engineer (Corporate Member Level). On top of the 12 elements of the competence standard, written communication skills are required.

 

According to the implementation timeline, the Competence-based Professional Assessment will be applicable to membership applications submitted on or after 1 April 2019 and that candidates who submit the applications from 1 April 2019 to 31 December 2020 for resit of Professional Assessment can choose between the current system and the competence-based approach. Once the candidate chose the competence-based approach for Professional Assessment, the candidate is not allowed to revert back to the current system.

 

Scheme "A" Training in Competence-based format

 

To align with the HKIE competence standard, the Training-by-Objectives of all Disciplines using competence-based format is being mapped out. It is anticipated that there will not be significant change to the basic elements of training but will mainly involve alignment of the existing objectives with the new competences.

 

Scheme "A" Training in Competence-based format will be applicable to all trainees with training start date on or after 1 April 2019 and the training documentation in competence format is targeted to be released in October 2018.

 

 

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