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15 March 2019
Update on the HKIE Structural Examination 2018/2019

The HKIE Structural Examination - Interview part

 

Please note that the HKIE Structural Examination - Interview part will take place in June & July 2019.

 

Candidates who wish to join the Interview in June & July 2019, should submit the required submissions by 29 March 2019 (Friday).  Interview will only be arranged if the candidate’s submissions are in order by the due date. Please be advised to submit the submissions by courier delivery or by registered post. 

 

For enquiry, please contact Membership Section by phone at 2890 2926 or by email at member@hkie.org.hk.

 


04 October 2018

Preparatory Seminar for the HKIE Structural Examination (Written Examination)

 

We are pleased to announce that the HKIE Structural Division is going to organize a Preparatory Seminar which aims to better equip candidates who have applied for the coming HKIE Structural Examination.  The speakers will be the Chief Examiners of the Written Examination.  Details of the Seminar are as follows:

 

Date: 3 November 2018 (Saturday)

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon (Registration starts at 09:30 am)

Venue: Z205, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon

Registration Fee: HK$150

Quota: 220

 

Candidates who wish to join the Seminar please fill in the reply form and return to the HKIE together with a payment of HK$150 on or before 19 October 2018 (Friday).  The Seminar is open to all, but priority will be given to candidates who have applied for the Examination. The applications for the Seminar will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis as limited seats available.

 

Reply Form for Preparatory Seminar for the HKIE Structural Examination (Written Examination)

 

A confirmation email will be sent to the successful applicants for the Seminar by 23 October 2018 (Tuesday).  Presentation of the confirmation email for registration is required.

 

Please note that successful application for the Seminar does not imply successful application for the Structural Examination.  Eligible applicants for the Examination will be informed of the detailed examination schedule 3 weeks before the date of the examination that is scheduled to be held on 7 December 2018 (Friday).

 

For enquiry, please contact Membership Section by phone at 2890 2926 or by email at member@hkie.org.hk.

 


2 August 2018

Application for the HKIE Structural Examination

 

The Institution would like to draw the attention of the candidates who submitted their first application for the HKIE Structural Examination in 2013 and had not yet passed both the Written Examination and Interview.  The exemption granted to these candidates after the first attempt of Professional Assessment will be valid for 4 years. In this connection, should these candidates wish to apply for a resit, please make a request no later than 29 August 2018.

 

If these candidates failed to apply for the resit by the aforementioned deadline, they will be required to submit fresh applications and to comply with all the requirements.  For details, please refer to the document “Guidance Notes on Resit of Professional Assessment” which can be downloaded from our website www.hkie.org.hk under “Members>Downloads>Membership”.

 

Please note that the HKIE will launch the competence-based Professional Assessment for membership applications (Corporate Members level) submitted on or after 1 April 2019.  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 has chosen the competence-based approach for Professional Assessment, the candidate is not allowed to revert back to the current system.  It follows that candidates submit their applications on or after 1 January 2021 for resit of Professional Assessment have to resit the Professional Assessment in competence-based format.  Relevant information of the competence-based Professional Assessment will be published on our website www.hkie.org.hk under “News” in due course.  For the HKIE Structural Examination, the competence-based approach will be applicable to the Interview part.


30 July 2018

The HKIE Structural Examination

 

The Institution is pleased to announce that the coming Written Examination of the HKIE Structural Examination will be held on 7 December 2018 (Friday) at AsiaWorld-Expo (亞洲國際博覽館).

 

Applicants passing the HKIE Structural Examination and meeting the experience requirements will be eligible to become Corporate Member of the HKIE in the Structural Discipline.

 

The HKIE Structural Examination has the following features:-

 

  1. It consists of two parts: (a) a Written Examination and (b) an Interview.
  2. The Written Examination consists of two sections in the form of (a) multiple choice questions (one hour) and (b) design questions (six hours).
  3. Passing the Written Examination is not a pre-requisite for taking the Interview or vice versa.

 

Candidates who wish to apply for the HKIE Structural Examination are required to submit the relevant application form and fees to the HKIE on or before 31 August 2018 (Friday).

 

Please download the guidance notes below for detailed information on the requirements for taking the examination, application procedures and examination details:

 

Guidance Notes for Applicants applying for Membership in Structural Discipline by taking the HKIE Structural Examination

 

Application forms:

 

- Application for the class of Member: Form 1/M

- Application for Additional Discipline: Form 1/D

- Application for a resit: Form of "Request for Resit"


Past papers of the HKIE Structural Examination (Written Examination)

 

Past papers of the HKIE Structural Examination (Written Examination) in 2009 - 2017 are available for download now.

 

Past papers of the HKIE Structural Examination (Written Examination) 2009

Past papers of the HKIE Structural Examination (Written Examination) 2010

Past papers of the HKIE Structural Examination (Written Examination) 2011

Past papers of the HKIE Structural Examination (Written Examination) 2012

Past papers of the HKIE Structural Examination (Written Examination) 2013

Past papers of the HKIE Structural Examination (Written Examination) 2014

Past papers of the HKIE Structural Examination (Written Examination) 2015

Past papers of the HKIE Structural Examination (Written Examination) 2016

Past papers of the HKIE Structural Examination (Written Examination) 2017

 

If you have any queries, please contact the Membership Section by phone at 2890 2926 or by email at member@hkie.org.hk

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04 March 2019
Handling of Membership Applications submitted on or before 31 March 2019 for the Current Professional Assessment System

With the implementation of the Competence-based Professional Assessment (PA) on 1 April 2019, applicants who would like to take the PA under the current assessment system have to submit their applications for the HKIE Membership by post on or before the postmark deadline on 31 March 2019. Applications submitted on or after 1 April 2019 will be processed under the competence-based system.

 

In Part 3 Procedure of Section 4 Professional Assessment in the booklet M3 Route to Membership reads that:

 

“3.1 Candidates should submit the Institution application form for Election or Transfer to the Class of Member (Form 1/M) with supporting signatures. Requisite periods of training and experience should be completed by the date of submission of the form unless specifically stated otherwise.

 

3.2 Together with the application form, candidates should submit reports, drawings and documents as detailed below……

 

3.3 The Institution may at any time refer the submission back to the candidates.”

 

The Qualification and Membership Board resolved that for the Membership applications submitted on or before 31 March 2019 which are found not in order, the following arrangements will apply in handling these applications:

 

(a) Applications will be rejected if the requisite periods of training and experience of the applicants have not been completed by the date of submission of the form, or the required submissions/signatures are not provided. Applicants are required to submit a new application.

 

(b) For the applications which are basically in order but require supplementary information, applicants will be given two weeks from the date of notification to submit the supplementary information. Applications will be rejected if the applicants are not able to provide the required supplementary information by the stated deadline. In that case, applicants are required to submit a new application.

 

If new applications are required to be submitted in the above two scenarios and made on or after 1 April 2019, the applicants have to submit the new Membership application form (Form 1/MD) for the competence-based system, and they will be arranged to take the Competence-based PA if the applications are in order.

 

The relevant documents for the competence-based system are available on the HKIE website at https://hkie.org.hk/en/membership/download_mem2.

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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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