Sunday, June 26, 2011

Professional Engineer Q&A: Part 5

Q9: It is very difficult to record the experiences of the engineers for three years and to list down exactly what has been done during this period are there any alternatives?

All engineers should keep a record of his work schedule. The IEM has the Log Book to assist one in the recording.

Q10: It is very difficult for non civil engineers to prepare the project report as required. Most of these engineers would not have designs to submit on the projects such as those of the civil counterparts?

The P.I. Regulation had outlined the kind of submission for non civil engineers. If the engineer is involved in maintenance of an electrical/mechanical plant or engineering system, the submission could be directed at the applications of the engineering principles, a critical appraisal of the design of the engineering system or the detail modifications to be made or had been made to the system. All these could be compiled and submitted to the Interviewers.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Event: One Day Short Course On Implementation of Microfluidic Technology In Biomems And Physicalmems Sensor

Date : 25th July 2011 (Monday)
Time : 9.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Venue : TUS Lecture Room, 2nd Floor, Wisma IEM, PJ
Presenter : Dr. Asrulnizam bin Abd Manaf


This one day course is an introduction to microfluidics and the application of this technology in the life nowadays. It is intended for those who might be interested in becoming involved in the microfluidics field, but need a basic outline of what is possible and how the devices are designed and built


The main objective for this course is to help the attendees with comprehensive understanding on identifying the suitable material for a given microfluidic application, to understand modern trends & developments in the field of microfabrication technologies, to learn application examples of microfluidic devices in a wide range of disciplines and understand the current state of the markets and obstacles in the commercialization process and how to adapt existing designs and processes to new markets.


At the end of this course, attendees will understand how to implement the microfluidic technology in bioMEMS and physicalMEMS sensor and understand the development of micro 3-dimension fabrication technique by using silicon micromachining and grayscale technology and how to implement the polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and CMOS process in fabrication of fluidic-based inclinometer and micro Total Analysis System (uTAS) chip.

The registration closing date is 15th July 2011. Please refer to the attachment for more information.

For further details visit the brochure here

Prepared by Engr. Shuhairy Norhisham
Posted by Engr. Mei Wong

Professional Engineer Q&A: Part 4

Part 4- FAQs on Professional Interview Application

Q7: Can drawings be exempted from submission?

It all depends. The P.I. Regulation had indicated on the submission of the drawings and detailed calculations by the civil engineer when preparing for the P.I. This is a general clause for the civil engineers but there are alternative rules for the other disciplines.

Q8: Candidates with 1 year design and 1 year field experience are required what would happen to those involved in management?

No district engineer or engineers would be involved in 100% Management work. The engineer would be approached to solve problems at site. If, in the workshop the candidate would also be required to be supervising the function. A workshop can be considered as site for the non civil engineers, especially the Mechanical & Production Engineers.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Event: Talk on “Green Technologies to Combat Climate Change: Is Earth in Trouble?"

Date : 27th July 2011 (Wednesday)
Time : 5.30 p.m to 7.30 p.m ( Refreshment will be served at 5.30 p.m)
Venue : Tan Sri Prof. Chin Fung Kee Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Wisma IEM, PJ
Speaker : Ir. Kee Wai Fun

A mega trend is considered a global, sustained and macroeconomic force of development that will impact business, economy, society and culture; and thus will define how mankind will lead their lives in the future. One of the biggest mega trends happening in the world today is the clean and green trend, which has become a predominant feature in global enterprise today. Clean and green technologies are the new alternatives to conventional technologies, as green technologies are designed to maintain or improve upon current levels of efficiency and productivity, while being kind to the environment. At present, green products and processes are being developed at a rapid pace, thanks to continued governmental initiatives and corporate investments. The range of green technologies is extremely wide, encompassing industry sectors such as energy, transportation, water and waste management, building construction, manufacturing, agriculture, IT, and many more. However, green energy remains the largest market for green technology, and covers renewable energies such as solar, wind, geothermal, wave and bio-fuels.

This talk will give provide a definition of clean and green technology, the history of the green movement, and a technology overview of the main clean and green technology streams. The presentation is expected to benefit participants who wish to know more about green technologies (essentially to find out what the fuss is all about); the economics and potential outlook for green technologies, and the green trends that will transform the economies, societies and cultures of the future.

Prepared by Ms. Thilaga
Posted by Engr. Mei Wong

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Professional Engineer Q&A: Part 3

Part 3- FAQs on Professional Interview Application

Q5: What is the maximum length allowed for the report?

There is no limit to the amount of words you should write. However, you need only to give a detailed write up on one topic and write briefly on the rest. We do not expect you to write on all your experience in details. You are to select one question and how you applied the engineering approach. You can choose your best project or your most interesting project.

Q6: Must all the drawings be certified? Should I certify other supportive documents too? Should the supportive documents be presented at the P.I.?

Yes, but we are more particular on your contribution to one major set of drawings. You can submit the other works for information. If too many sheets are to be presented, you should bind them up.

Yes, it is necessary for you to submit whatever supportive sheets available. All these documents can be bound, certified and presented. This will help the interviewers to appreciate your work.

Yes, if you think that your supportive documents are important.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Professional Engineer Q&A: Part 2

Part 2- FAQs on Professional Interview Application

Q3: Are detailed designs and specifications necessary?

Yes, in the Regulation it is stated clearly the need to provide details, at least 2 and not more than 4 working drawings, detailed design calculations relating to one or more of the candidates submitted drawings ' a set of quantities including take off sheets.

Yes, specification for that particular design of the work you have done just to show that the job has been specifically done by you.

Q4: Can a new design done by an engineer be accepted? What are the details required in the report? Can the specification of the project done by the engineers be submitted?

Yes, if you can proof that the design is yours.
In your report, you can include your work, supervision, working calculation, experience whether in design office or on site, etc. and how you solved the problems encountered. All design problems can be mentioned and indication on how you overcame them.
Yes, the specifications can be accepted.

Posted by Engr. Mei Wong