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									Institution of Mechanical Engineers

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Routes to Membership

IMechE Hong Kong Branch 5 November 2005

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Introduction

Dr C W Tso
CEng,IMechE, FHKIE, RPE

Chairman of Membership Sub-Committee Hong Kong Branch

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IMechE London
IMechE is a registered charity Founded in 1847 to promote mechanical engineering Promotes the registration of Professional Engineers either Incorporated or Chartered status A force for change A voice for the profession 75,000 members worldwide, 43,000 Registrants
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IMechE Hong Kong Branch
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Office: Telephone: Fax: Email: 5/F HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon 2194 5765 2894 9885 imeche@imechehk.org.hk

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Membership Classes
Non Corporate
Affiliate Associate Member

Corporate
Member Fellow

Others
Honorary Fellow Companion
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IMechE Membership
Fellows Members Companions Associates Affiliates 6151 38159 20 17541 13942

Statistics as at 27 October 2005
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IMechE Hong Kong Membership
Fellows Members Associates Affiliates 87 1184 470 180

Statistics as at 27 October 2005
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Benefits of becoming Registered with the ECUK
Recognition of professional competence worldwide Lifelong professional development Increased employment opportunities CEng or IEng designation allows you to deal on an equal footing with other professionals Higher earning potential
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Membership Classes and Post Nominals
Fellow
CEng FIMechE IEng FIMechE

Member

CEng MIMechE IEng MIMechE

Associate Affiliate

AMIMechE
REMEMBER: IMechE is there to help YOU at every stage of your career.

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Qualifications & Requirements
presented by

Eur Ing W K Chow
CEng FIMechE RPE FHKIE FASME Sen MCMES

Member of Membership Sub-Committee Hong Kong Branch Professional Interviewer
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Qualifications & Requirements

These are prerequisites for Corporate Membership Applications:

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UK SPEC Components
Academic Requirements Professional Development Requirements Please also note: Degree Accreditation UK-SPEC UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence & IMechE

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Exemplifying Requirements for CEng
Requirements:
Accredited BEng(Hons) degree [in Mech. Eng.]

Plus
- Approved MSc degree Or - A period of Further Learning

Or
Accredited 4-year MEng degree
Overseas qualifications of an acceptable standard and profile

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Exemplifying Requirements for IEng
Requirements:
Accredited BEng(Hons) degree Or A relevant IEng accredited degree or equivalent qualification Or A suitable HND/HNC plus further learning to degree level Or Overseas qualifications of an acceptable standard and profile

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Registration & Membership
All applications for Registration and Membership are treated in exactly the same manner i.e.
• Must meet the academic requirements • Must meet professional development requirements

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Professional Development
Initial Professional Development For young engineers leading up to application for Corporate Membership Continuing Professional Development For Corporate Members to maintain their competency
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Initial Professional Development
Judged on Competency Standards identified in UKSPEC Competence, Capability and Commitment Ideally, they should follow IMechE Monitored Professional Development Scheme (MPDS) Details of the MPDS at http://www.imeche.org.uk/mpds
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Initial Professional Development
PERIOD and CONTENTS CEng requires normally 4 years of Professional Development IEng requires 3 years Professional Development Recommended Guidance by a MENTOR
(Who should be a Corporate Member of IMechE)

Experience created solely must be “real life” and not artificially for the purpose of meeting IMechE requirements
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Initial Professional Development
PERIOD and CONTENTS (cont’d) Responsibility lies with the applicant, and not with the organization IMechE expects each individual engineer will have a DIFFERENT competence profile As example, a Research Engineer will have a different profile to that of a Manager in the Manufacturing Industry

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Initial Professional Development
Process Determine which competences have been attained and how these meet the requirements of the UK SPEC Determine which competences are needed for a particular target Mentor-Assessed during MPDS to show level of achievement for each competency
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Initial Professional Development
Development Action Plan Set Targets Review & Measure Achievements

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Continuing Professional Development
(For Corporate Members)

• Further qualifications such as MBAs, diploma in engineering management, • Technical & business courses • Workshops • Seminars, Conferences & Lectures • Submission of /to Technical articles/journals

• Distance/open learning • Updating in own and other fields of work • IMechE interviewer or industrial advisor • MPDS Mentoring • Language studies • Government activities • Community and Charity work

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Degree Accreditation
IMechE is licensed by the ECUK to Accredit University Degree programs for both IEng and CEng If degree not listed, seek clearance from Membership Department You need to provide
Name of University Degree Title Degree Discipline Level of Award Mode of Study (full time / part time / sandwich) Starting and Graduation dates

Full list of accredited degrees on ECUK website www.engc.org.uk List of IMechE accredited degrees at www.imeche.org.uk

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UK-SPEC & IMechE
(UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence) Published by Engineering Council in December 2003 and implementation from March 2004 Sets Standard for COMPETENCE, CAPABILITIES & COMMITMENT Underpinning Knowledge and Understanding Professional Development and Experience

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UK-SPEC & IMechE
Academic Qualifications

CEng BEng(Hons) + MSc BEng(Hons) + Further Learning to Masters Level MEng Overseas Qualification of acceptable standard and profile IEng BEng(Hons) Relevant IEng degree or equivalent qualification HND/HNC + further learning to degree level Overseas Qualification of acceptable standard and profile

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UK-SPEC & IMechE
Further Learning Contents Engineering & Science deepening Technical broadening Non-technical broadening No quantitative values attached Individual Assessment
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Translation from SARTOR to UK-SPEC
Academic qualifications, recognized by the Engineering Council at the time they were gained, will continue to be acceptable under UK-SPEC All non-standard routes(i.e. Mature Candidate Scheme, Career Appraisal Route, Individual Case Procedure, Cognate Degrees and Senior Route) subsumed into Technical Report
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Non-standard routes Before UK-Spec
Candidates without Exemplifying Academic Qualifications could seek CEng or IEng by:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Mature Candidate Route Career Appraisal Route Individual Case Procedure Cognate Degrees Senior Route
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Assessment Process Now
For Individuals without exemplifying qualifications:
Follow Further Learning Take further Qualifications or Take EC(UK) examinations or Approved assessed work-based learning (IMechE) Or Apply for Technical Report submission or Or Any combination of the above
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Technical Report
• • • • Career history must show they have sufficient Mech Eng experience to submit a report It must show a depth of MechEng knowledge to meet UK-SPEC competences It must be Technical (to Masters’ level for CEng) - A pure management type report is not acceptable Peer assessment by two trained Assessors consists of: – Applicants career history – Appraisal interview based on the report • • Professional review if report is acceptable NOTE: in all cases (CEng & IEng) a MENTOR is appointed
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Technical Report (IEng)

• • •

Approx 6-7K words FDg/HND/HNC + 4-5 yrs experience No relevant qualifications + 10 yrs experience at the appropriate level Transfer from CEng 2/3 yrs using IEng competences

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Technical Report (CEng)
• • • • • • Approx 8 – 10K words FDg/HND/HNC + 10 years experience BEng(Hons) non accredited + 5-6 yrs exp Non Mech Hons degree (Scientific) + 8 yrs appropriate exp No relevant quals + 15 yrs at an appropriate level Transfer from IEng 2/3 yrs using CEng competences
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Technical Report Process
• • • • • • • • • • Submit qualifications and career outline AAC review and invite TR, scope defined and Mentor appointed Submit synopsis of TR Synopsis approved with guidance given if necessary TR prepared (essential Mentor involvement) Submit TR + qualifications + career appraisal TR reviewed by assessors Interview on TR Professional review PR interview

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Application, Submission & Reports
presented by

Dr Arthur Wong
CEng, FIMechE, HKIE, RPE

Professional Interviewer Committee Member, Hong Kong Branch

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Application Process (UK-SPEC)

Application

Academic Qualifications

Professional Development & Professional Competencies

Professional Interview

Corporate Membership & Professional Status

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Flowchart to Corporate Membership (UK-SPEC)

Academic Study

Professional Training

Application

Academic Qualifications Assessed

Yes

Exemplifying Qualifications

No Academic Assessment Committee

Professional Review

Approve

Professional Review Interview

Further Learning Options Yes Recommendations Professional Review Committee Technical Report Recommendations Technical Report Interview

Applicant Choice

No

Academic Study

Defer with Recommendations

Not Approved Reject

Approve Corporate Membership & Professional Status

Yes

No

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Corporate Application Process
Documentation required currently 4 - 6 months processing time application form Training report (to be replaced for IPD) Professional Review Report Development Action Plan/Evidence of Continuing Professional Development application fee appropriate to class applied for

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The Application Form

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The Application Form

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Sponsorship
IPD mentor ideally as main sponsor Normally should be Chartered Engineers acquainted with applicant and does not have to be an IMechE member Any registrant with the ECUK can sponsor plans Both sponsors are required to be ECUK registrants or FEANI or Washington Accord qualified engineers. Sponsors are required to complete the ‘Sponsors’ form which details the applicant’s competency. Branches and Membership will help

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Member to Fellow
Simple application form + submission of comprehensive CV. Sponsors are not required to complete the ‘sponsor’ form CV + evidence of CPD submitted to Industrial Advisor - possible recommendations are: interview (insufficient evidence provided) election to Fellow not recommended Professional Review Committee
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Alternative Routes
Mutual Recognition Agreements Are in place with HKIE (Hong Kong), IEAust (Australia) and IEI (Ireland) Standard application form but no interview required if sufficient evidence provided Existing CEngs or IEngs Standard application form but no interview required if sufficient evidence provided Sponsors are not required to complete the sponsor form

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Professional Review Report
A critical part of the application and should identify where the candidate has achieved the UK SPEC competencies i.e. A2, B3 etc. Presentation and Communication skills are assessed Will form the framework for questions during the Professional Review Interview
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Professional Review Report
Contents Introduction Summarizing professional experience and career development to date Supplement information in the application form

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Professional Review Report
Contents Details A critique of the breadth and depth of applicant’s initial professional development, experience and the extent of professional responsibility Identify and demonstrate how each of the competences have been developed
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Professional Review Report
Contents Details Organization Chart Environmental Awareness Occupation Health and Safety Continuing Professional Development

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Professional Review Report
Alternative Select one or two projects which were enjoyable or provided the greatest challenge during recent years Highlight clearly which and how each of the competences were satisfied throughout the lifecycle of the project Write logically, clearly and simply
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Professional Review Report
Development Action Plan Sets out how the applicant intends to maintain and enhance engineering competence through personal development Should include short, medium and long term goals and how these are likely to be achieved
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Professional Review Report
Format of the Report Be written in first person singular Be between 2000 – 2500 words in length and typed in double line spacing, single-sided Identify where UK SPEC competences have been achieved Not use acronyms, jargon or abbreviations Be signed by a mentor, as main sponsor, or by senior-in-charge
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The Interview
presented by

Ir C Y Fong
CEng, FIMechE, FHKIE, RPE

Professional Interviewer Hong Kong Branch

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The Contents
Objective Proforma Basis Interview Skills What we are Assessing Common Remarks for Unsuccessful Cases
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The Interview
Interviewers assess the Professional Review Report before the interview takes place The objective An assessment of the applicant’s suitability as a Qualified Engineer (Chartered Engineer or Incorporated Engineer) The Interviewers A structured meeting with two interviewers (Senior IMechE members) At least one interviewer should be of a similar registration standard sought by the applicant The Meeting Last for approximately 45 minutes
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Pro-Forma for the Interview
Introduction Competence in Engineering Professional Conduct and Commitment Development Action Plan Closure

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Basis of the Interview
Competence Based Interview Assessing the applicant’s engineering experience UK SPEC UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence

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Chartered Engineer (CEng)
Use a combination of general and specific mechanical engineering knowledge and understanding to optimise the application of existing and emerging technology Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of engineering problems. Provide technical and commercial leadership

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Incorporated Engineer (IEng)
Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct, commission, operate and maintain engineering products, processes, systems and services Provide technical and commercial management

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IEng & CEng
In addition, Incorporated and Chartered Engineers must demonstrate Effective interpersonal skills A personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment

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Interview Skills
Confidence Competence Preparation Presentation Ease

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Competence and Commitment
Competence A – Knowledge and Understanding B – Application to Practice C – Leadership and Management D – Interpersonal Skills Commitment E – Professional Conduct
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Competence Requirements – Evidence (Examples)
Information Provided The Professional Review Report The Training Record Book Presentation at the Interview Evidence
Drawing / Design Studies Data Sets / Calculations Project Plans / Photographs Computer Programme / Project Reports etc.
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What we are assessing? - CEng
A - Knowledge and Understanding Maintains a sound theoretical approach in enabling the introduction and exploitation of new and advancing technology and other relevant developments Engages in creative and innovative development of mechanical engineering technology and continuous improvement systems B - Practical Application Identifies potential projects and opportunities Conduct appropriate research Undertakes design and development of mechanical engineering solutions Implements design solutions and evaluates their effectiveness

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What we are assessing? - CEng
C - Technical and Commercial Leadership Plans for effective project implementation Plans, budgets, organises, directs and controls tasks, people and resources Leads teams and develops staff to meet changing technical and managerial needs Brings about continuous improvement through quality management D - Interpersonal Skills Communicates in English with others at all levels Presents and discusses proposals Demonstrates personal and social skills

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What we are assessing? - CEng
E - Professional Conduct
Complies with relevant codes of conduct Manages and applies safe systems of work Undertake engineering activities in a way that contributes to sustainable development Carries out CPD necessary to maintain and enhance competence in own area of practice, including a personal Development Action Plan Demonstrates involvement with the IMechE, other professional engineering institutions, schools, colleges or other local community activities

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What we are assessing? - IEng
A - Knowledge and Understanding Maintains and extends a sound theoretical approach to the application of technology in mechanical engineering practice Uses a sound evidence-based approach to problem solving and contributes to continuous improvement B – Practical Application Identifies, reviews and selects techniques, procedures and methods to undertake mechanical engineering tasks Contributes to design and development of mechanical engineering solutions Implements design solutions and contributes to their evaluation

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What we are assessing? - IEng
C – Technical and Commercial Management Plans for effective project implementation Manages the planning, budgeting and organisation of tasks, people and resources Manages teams and develops staff to meet changing technical and managerial needs Manages continuous quality improvement D - Interpersonal Skills Communicates in English with others at all levels Presents and discusses proposals Demonstrates personal and social skills

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What we are assessing? - IEng
E - Professional Conduct
Complies with relevant codes of conduct Manages and applies safe systems of work Undertakes engineering activities in a way that contributes to sustainable development Carries out CPD necessary to maintain and enhance competence in own area of practice, including a personal Development Action Plan Demonstrates involvement with the IMechE, other professional engineering institutions, schools, colleges or other local community activities

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Common Remarks – Unsuccessful Cases
Not able to Applying original thought (A&B) Having sound theoretical knowledge (A&B) Having satisfactorily managerial responsibility (C) Integrating well with other professionals and understanding their roles (C)
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Common Remarks – Unsuccessful Cases
Not able to
Achieving the adequate level of professional responsibility in Engineering (C) Having the adequate presentation skills (D) Having satisfactorily understood the importance of health and safety in relation to risk appreciation (E) Having a full appreciation of the role of the engineer in society(E)

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Recommendation
Elect to Corporate Membership and
application for Professional Registration Defer Reject

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Statistics
Hong Kong Year 2004: Interviews conducted Pass rate 51 69%

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Matching Process & Round Up
presented by Dr C W Tso
CEng, FIMechE, FHKIE,RPE

Chairman of Membership Subcommittee Hong Kong Branch

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Matching Process
Career to Date Names of employer position held dates and brief outline of responsibilities in chronological order

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Matching Process
Professional Experience Overview of present appointment Brief outline of your organization Detail your personal responsibilities

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Matching Process
Industry Classification Specify your current areas of engineering activities 3 areas only

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Matching Process
Industry Classification

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Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Thank You

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