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


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 for more information.


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.


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.


16 August 2018
Mandatory Window Inspection Scheme Briefing Session

To enhance the procedures for submissions under the Mandatory Window Inspection Scheme (MWIS), new Specified Forms for MWIS have been fully implemented by the Buildings Department in August 2018 to replace the old forms.


A briefing session for Qualified Persons under MWIS will be held by the Buildings Department to provide an introduction of the new Specified Forms. Details are as follows:


Date: 22 August 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Buildings Department, 13/F, Pioneer Centre, 750 Nathan Road, Mongkok, Kowloon


For members who are Qualified Persons under MWIS and interested in attending the briefing session, please send your name, registration number, contact phone numbers and number of attendees to the Buildings Department by email: for seat reservation.
The briefing session is free of charge and seats will be reserved on first-come-first-served basis. The Buildings Department will confirm the registration by email.


For any enquiries, please contact the Buildings Department directly by phone at 2733 2309 (Mr Cheung) or 2733 2405 (Mr Luk).


The HKIE Secretariat

29 May 2018
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.

13 October 2017
The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers welcomes the engineering-related initiatives and measures as laid out in the 2017 Policy Address

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) welcomes the initiatives and measures as laid out in the 2017 Policy Address, which covered the engineering-related aspects including innovation and technology, Smart City, land and housing supply, building safety, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education and the Belt and Road initiative, in order to promote the development and improve the livelihood of citizens in Hong Kong.


In particular on the topic of wide public interest relating to the Administration’s support for non-profit-making organisations to explore the feasibility of constructing pre-fabricated modular housing on idle sites, the HKIE is of the view that such construction method for building transitional housing could be one of the viable solutions to addressing the current housing shortage in Hong Kong.


The mode of “factory assembly followed by on-site installation” could be a possible means to provide cost-effective constructions which overcomes site constraints and boosts productivity. It is observed that such construction method has already been practised in other countries such as the UK and Singapore in recent years, which demonstrates its construction effectiveness.

To achieve the best results from modular construction, good project management and planning, as well as stringent quality control of the pre-fabricated building parts are required. Under this context, the building quality and safety of construction site could then be enhanced, with the construction lead time being shortened.


The HKIE is eager to share our engineering expertise and provide professional views to the Administration and relevant organisations to facilitate effective implementation of the modular construction methods, which brings the supply of high-quality transitional housing to our community in the near future.





香港工程師學會 (下稱「學會」) 歡迎「行政長官2017施政報告」中提出的工程相關措施,涵蓋了不同工程領域包括創新及科技、智慧城市、土地和房屋供應、樓宇安全,STEM (科學、科技、工程及數學) 教育和一帶一路倡議,以促進香港持續發展及改善民生。


其中近日公眾關注的議題 – 政府考慮協助非牟利機構研究在閒置土地興建預製組合屋,學會認為以「組裝合成」建築方法建造過渡性住屋,可為解決現時香港房屋短缺的其中一個可行方案。







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