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.