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29 January 2019
Nomination for election of Vice President for Session 2019/2020

Nomination for election of Vice President for Session 2019/2020

The Council at its meeting held on 17 January 2019 adopted the nomination procedures for election of Vice President (VP) for Session 2019/2020 on the day of the 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on Tuesday, 18 June 2019.

 

There will be one vacant post of VP and the nomination period is now open.  In accordance with paragraph 2.1 of the Procedures and Schedule for VP Nomination, each nomination must be proposed by a current Council Member and supported by four current Council Members, where each Council Member could propose or support one nomination only for each vacancy.  The requirements of VP as stipulated in Article 16 Clause (b) of the Constitution are extracted below:

 

The Vice Presidents shall be nominated by the Council from among the Fellows who have been Council Members for at least two years for election by Corporate Members on the day of the Annual General Meeting. …

 

Each nomination shall be delivered to the Chief Executive and Secretary by completing the Nomination Form for election of VP for Session 2019/2020.  Candidate shall also submit the following supplementary information on a single sided A4 paper for circulation to Council Members for consideration:

 

  • personal information
  • present position or occupation and brief work history
  • membership and offices (present and/or former) held in the Institution
  • a brief supporting statement

 

All Candidates are invited to prepare the following information for nomination for election of VP after they have submitted their Nomination Forms. Candidates shall be informed of the details individually.

 

Introductory information sheet for distribution at the Council meeting (Special)

In accordance with paragraph 2.5.2 of the Procedures and Schedule for VP Nomination, all Candidates shall be invited to a Council meeting (Special) to present what they intend to accomplish for the Institution.  For the purpose of this meeting, Candidates are allowed to distribute an introductory information sheet at the Council meeting (Special).  It would be the Candidates’ responsibility to ensure enough copies are available for such distribution. The introductory information sheet shall be in a single sided A4 paper.  Candidates must ensure the correctness and accuracy of the contents.

 

Notice to Corporate Members of Candidates nominated by the Council close to the time of the AGM of the Institution

The Institution shall circulate a list of Candidates standing for election to all Corporate Members close to the time of the AGM of the Institution.  Candidates for the election of VP may make use of this circulation by providing further election material.   For details, rules and deadline, please contact the Chief Executive and Secretary. 

 

Election Material for direct mailing/Institution’s e-Newsletter to Corporate Members

Candidates nominated for election of VP can send their own election material at their own costs to all Corporate Members who are eligible for voting on the day of the AGM by way of direct mailing and/or through the Institution’s e-Newsletter arrangement.  For details, rules and deadline, please contact the Chief Executive and Secretary.  

 

The original signed copy of the Nomination Form together with the supplementary information of the Candidate must be delivered to the Chief Executive and Secretary on or before Friday, 8 March 2019 at 5:30pm at : 

 

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

9/F Island Beverley

No 1 Great George Street

Causeway Bay

Hong Kong

 


 

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24 January 2019
HKIE Structural Examination

The Qualification and Membership Board at its meeting on 5 September 2018 approved the following changes related to the eligibility for the HKIE Structural Examination (the Examination) effective from Session 2021/2022:

(a) An additional year of experience from applicants of all routes is required.
(b) The formal training route is only available to applicants with HKIE Scheme “A” training.
(c) Applicants with Scheme “A” training in Civil Engineering Discipline are required to possess 1.5 years of structural design experience.

The amended eligibility for the Examination is as follows:

(a) Formal Training Route
 
(i) Applicants must possess an accredited/recognised engineering degree or equivalent relevant to the Structural Discipline.

(ii)

Applicants must have completed 3-year Scheme “A” Training in Civil1 / Structural Discipline by [a date to be specified which is around one month before the written examination date]2.
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For Civil Scheme “A” graduates, a self-declaration of 1.5 years of structural design experience is required.

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Completion of Scheme “A” Training: The submissions of both a satisfactory Scheme “A” Final Training Report by applicant's Scheme “A” company before the application deadline of the Examination, and a certified true copy of the Training Certificate by the applicant one month before the date of written examination.

(b) General Experience Route
 
(i) Applicants must possess an accredited/recognised engineering degree or equivalent relevant to the Structural Discipline.
(ii) Applicants must have at least 5 years post-graduation relevant experience by [a date to be specified which is around one month before the written examination date].
(c) Mature Route
 
(i) For applicants with an accredited/recognised engineering degree or equivalent:
 
  • They must be over 35 years old.
  • They must have at least 5 years post-graduation relevant experience by [a date to be specified which is around one month before the written examination date].
 
(ii) For applicants without an accredited/recognised engineering degree:
 
  • They must be over 35 years old.
  • They must have obtained relevant experience in posts of increasing responsibility over a period of at least 14 years by [a date to be specified which is around one month before the written examination date].

The amendments to the eligibility for the Examination will be effective from the Examination in Session 2021/2022. In that connection, starting from the Examination in Session 2021/2022, all applicants via formal training route are required to have completed their Scheme “A” training. Details of the arrangement of the Examination in Session 2021/2022 will be announced in due course via the HKIE website.

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21 January 2019
Briefing on Implementation of the Competence-based Professional Assessment (for potential applicants of the HKIE Membership) - Organised by the Working Group on the Competence-based Project

The HKIE Competence Standard for Professional Engineers (Corporate Members) and the Competence-based Professional Assessment would be launched in April 2019.  In order for potential applicants of the HKIE Corporate Membership to know more about the new approach of assessment, briefing session would be provided.  Please click here for the details and submit the online registration on or before 31 January 2019.

 

The relevant documents for the competence-based system are available on the HKIE website.

https://hkie.org.hk/en/membership/download_mem2

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24 December 2018
APEC Engineer Databank

The HKIE is an Authorised Member of the APEC Engineer agreement.  This agreement aims to establish a standard of competence for professional engineering to facilitate the mobility of experienced professional engineers among the participating Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies. For further details about the APEC Engineer and its register in Hong Kong, please visit the corresponding webpage under the HKIE website at https://www.hkie.org.hk/en/quali/ipea_a/#apec.

 

In line with the above stated aim, the APEC Engineer Coordinating Committee under the APEC Human Resources Development Working Group established a publicly accessible and centralised databank of registered APEC Engineers – APEC Engineer Databank – in August 2018.

 

The APEC Engineer Databank consists of basic data of APEC Engineers including name, registration details, company/organisation and job designation, as well as more advanced information such as experience profile.  Through the APEC Engineer Databank, APEC Engineers have the opportunity to promote their skills and professional services. On the other hand, the potential employers/business partners and government agencies have the opportunity to search for competent engineers to support cross-border collaboration projects, skills transfer and innovation.

 

Members are invited to visit the webpage of the APEC Engineer Databank under the International Engineering Alliance website at

http://www.ieagreements.org/agreements/apec/apec-engineer-databank/ for more information.


 

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10 December 2018
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 following competences (in four broad areas, namely Applying Engineering Knowledge, Developing Technical Solutions, Managing Engineering Work and Upkeeping Professional Acumen) set the standard expected for engineers seeking professional recognition as Corporate Members by undertaking a competence-based assessment administered by the HKIE.  In addition to the following twelve elements of the competence standard, written communication skills are required.

 

  1. Comprehend and apply knowledge of accepted principles underpinning widely applied good practice for professional engineering;

 

  1. Comprehend and apply knowledge of accepted principles underpinning good practice for professional engineering that is specific to Hong Kong;

 

  1. Define, investigate and analyse complex engineering problems in accordance with good practice for professional engineering;

 

  1. Design or develop solutions to complex engineering problems in accordance with good practice for professional engineering;

 

  1. Be responsible for making decisions on part or all of one or more complex engineering activities;

 

  1. Manage part or all of one or more complex engineering activities in accordance with good engineering management practice;

 

  1. Identify, assess and manage engineering risk;

 

  1. Conduct engineering activities to an ethical standard prescribed by the HKIE;

 

  1. Recognise the reasonably foreseeable social, cultural, health, safety, sustainability and environmental effects of professional engineering activities generally;

 

  1. 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;

 

  1. Maintain the currency of his or her professional engineering knowledge and skills;

 

  1. Exercise sound professional engineering judgement.

 

Competence-based Professional Assessment for Corporate Membership

 

The competence-based 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 at Corporate Member level.

 

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

 

The relevant documents for the competence-based system are available on the HKIE website.

https://hkie.org.hk/en/membership/download_mem2

 

Briefing on Implementation of the Competence-based Professional Assessment

 

In order for potential applicants of the HKIE Corporate Membership to know more about the new approach of assessment, briefing sessions are provided.  Please click here for the details and online registration.

 

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 have been mapped out.  All Training Objectives have been rewritten to Training Outcomes, and are included in the Consolidated Model Training Guides. 

 

Scheme “A” Training in Competence-based format will be applicable to all trainees with training start date on or after 1 April 2019.  The training documentation in competence format is now available on the HKIE website.

https://hkie.org.hk/en/membership/download_training/

 

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