Professional Engineer Ir

As of 10th October 2021

INTRODUCTION

A Professional Engineer is a person registered under Section 10(2) of the Registration of Engineers Act 1967 (Revised 2015).

A Professional Engineer who is registered with the Board may:

  1. take up employment which requires him to carry out or perform professional engineering services;
  2. be entitled to describe himself or hold himself out under any name, style or title –
    1. bearing the words “Professional Engineer” or the equivalent thereto in any other language;
    2. bearing any other word whatsoever in any language which may reasonably be construed to imply that he is a  Professional  Engineer; or
    3. using the abbreviation “Ir.” before his name or the abbreviation “P.Eng.” after his name or in any way in association with his name;
  3. use or display any sign, board, card or other device representing or implying that he is a Professional Engineer;
  4. use the stamp as may be determined by the Board.

REQUIREMENTS

Applicant who applies for registration as a Professional Engineer must be a registered Graduate Engineer with BEM.

The applicant must select and satisfy one of the following Route to become a Professional Engineer.  Route A or B shall be done from the date of approval as Graduate Engineer with BEM.

Reference on how to register here.

ROUTE TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER

Route A (Professional Assessment Examination)

  1. has obtained 3 years practical experience as specified in Regulation 22(1) which shall include the following:
    1. at least two years of general training that will provide a sound basis for professional development; and
    2. at least one year of professional career development and training providing wide exposure to the various managerial and technical expertise in engineering practice where;
    3. at least one year of the above training must be obtained in Malaysia under the supervision of a Professional Engineer in the same branch of engineering as that practised by the Graduate Engineer.
      • Professional Engineers in other related branches of engineering may be accepted with the prior approval of the Board
  2. has passed a Professional Assessment Examination conducted by the Board;

Route B (Route for a Professional Engineer from an overseas Regulatory Body)

  1. Applicant shall pass Code of Conduct Assessment based on Registration of Engineers Act 1967 (Revised 2015);
  2. Applicant shall submit to BEM a certified latest Professional Engineer Certificate issued by a Regulatory Body of other country;
  3. The professional engineers status shall be check that it is equivalent to BEM’s professional engineer qualifications eligibility;
  4. The applicant is not entitle to be registered as a Professional Engineer if at any time prior to his registration there exist any facts or circumstances which would have entitled the Disciplinary Committee to cancel his registration pursuant to Section 15 of the Registration of Engineers Act 1967 (Revised 2015);
  5. Summary of practical experience not less than 3 years using company letterhead certified by a PE in same branch of engineering at which the applicant did his practical experience and;
  6. has complied with the requirements as determined by the Board.

Route C (Corporate Member of IEM)

  1. A Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM)
  2. has complied with the requirements as determined by the Board as follows:has obtained 3 years practical experience as specified in Regulation 22(1) which shall include the following:at least two years of general training that will provide a sound basis for professional development; and
  3. at least one year of professional career development and training providing wide exposure to the various managerial and technical expertise in engineering practice where;
  4. at least one year of the above training must be obtained in Malaysia under the supervision of a Professional Engineer in the same branch of engineering as that practised by the Graduate Engineer.Professional Engineers in other related branches of engineering may be accepted with the prior approval of the Board

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

  1. A registered Graduate Engineer is required under Section 10(1)(b) of the Act to obtain practical experience in order to be entitled for registration as a Professional Engineer. The candidate shall carry out the practical experience in the following manner as prescribed in Regulation 22(1) of the Registration of Engineers Regulations 1990 (Revised 2015):
    The practical experience that a registered Graduate Engineer is required to obtain under Section 10(1)(b) of the Act so as to be entitled to apply for registration as a Professional Engineer shall be carried out to the satisfaction of the Board for a period of at least three years
    • in the planning, design, execution or management of such works as comprised   within the profession of engineering;
    • in engineering research; or
    • in the teaching in a course leading to a qualification in engineering research or in the teaching in a course leading to a qualification approved by the Board, and at least one Year of such practical experience shall be obtained in Malaysia under the supervision of a registered Profession Engineer of the same discipline or an approved allied discipline and shall be in fields of engineering practice other than in research or teaching.
  2. This period of training in a local environment is greatly emphasized by BEM as it is of paramount importance for the prospective Professional Engineers to be familiar with the local conditions and by – laws so that they can comply and practise effectively in Malaysia.
  3. Notwithstanding the above, Regulation 22(2) stipulates that if the Board is satisfied for sufficient cause or reason, the Board may in any particular case exempt either wholly or partly the requirements as to the practical experience required to be obtained in Malaysia or the requirement as to the supervision by a registered Professional Engineer in Malaysia; provided that the total practical experience to be obtained shall not be less than three years.
  4. Where there is no Professional Engineer or Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate (PE or PEPC) of the same or allied discipline as the applicant in the organisation in which the applicant is working, he may seek the approval from BEM to obtain a PE/PEPC from outside his/her organisation to supervise his training.
  5. After the applicant has completed the required prescribed training, he/she may apply to sit for the Professional Assessment Examination conducted by BEM.  
  6. All certificates of Training must be on the letterhead of the department/company addressed to the Registrar of the Board of Engineers Malaysia and the originals should be submitted to the Board. The certificate should state the period of practical training, post held and summary of the work the applicant have undergone.
  7. In the case of experience or training obtain outside Malaysia, the certificate of training must be certified by an engineer acceptable to the Board that the applicant has satisfactorily completed his practical experience.
  8. The certificate of the training must be certified by the PE/PEPC under whom applicant has obtained his/her training.
  9. For those involved in teaching profession, he/she must undergo at least one year of industrial training under the supervision of a PE/PEPC in the same branch or engineering as that practised by the Graduate Engineer.
  10. The name of the PE/PEPC signing the certificate of training must be clearly stated together with his/her PE/PEPC registration number and the branch of engineering he/she is qualified has to be indicated beside his/her name.
  11. The PE/PEPC certifying the applicant’s prescribed training must be of the same discipline as that of the applicant.
  12. If the applicant have worked in more than one department/company in the 3 years, he/she needs to submit two or more certificates. All the certificates of training submitted must be certified by the respective PE/PEPC under whom applicant have undergone your training.

Reference

  1. http://bem.org.my/professional-engineer
  2. http://bem.org.my/web/guest/professional-engineer?p_p_id=56_INSTANCE_BfdHDjfhrLO7&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-3&p_p_col_pos=1&p_p_col_count=2&_56_INSTANCE_BfdHDjfhrLO7_page=3

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