Monday, July 25, 2011

Professional Engineer Q&A: Part 9

Professional Engineer Q&A: Part 9

Q15: Could the candidate approach other engineers to confirm the statement on experiences? Is there a need to obtain the certification of the experience from the previous employer, who have been transferred to other States?

The current employer is allowed to sign or certify your experience. There would be a record of service kept in the department and thus enable your current employer to verify your experience.

Q16: If one failed the essay can he still pass the P.I.?

The IEM does not fail the candidate mainly because he could not write the essay. However, it is expected that the candidate writes and provide sufficient knowledge, of engineering in the essay.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Professional Engineer Q&A: Part 8

Professional Engineer Q&A: Part 8

Q13: If a person feels that he had done well in his interviews but feels that he is discriminated by the Interviewers who have failed him. Can he appeal against this decision?

Yes, he can write in and give his grievances on this and the Committee will look into it. You can always request for another interviewer when you sit again.

Q14: When can I request for a change of Interviewers?

As soon as you are notified of the Interviewers, you can request for the change. Usually, Interviewers are only changed once.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Professional Engineer Q&A: Part 7

Professional Engineer Q&A: Part 7

Q11: My boss is a P.Eng. but not a MIEM? What should I do?

Your proposer is an IEM member and he can initial and sign for you. The very fact that your proposer has signed your form means lie has vouched for you and lie will be able to answer any queries about you. Your Boss, can initial the forms on the training experience but he cannot be your proposer. The proposer will then counter endorse your boss' signature.
Normally, the boss to whom you are serving, will initial your working experience and the proposer will be required to counter endorse his statement.

Q12: How do I get a proposer?

The proposer must be someone who knows you well. He can be a friend or your employer.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Professional Engineer Q&A: Part 6

Professional Engineer Q&A: Part 6

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.

Event: White Water Rafting

Enjoy the thrill of rafting along the white water rapids and invigorating river environment of Selangor River in Kuala Kubu Bharu. Located about one hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, Selangor River offers the ideal place for white water rafting with 7 km rafting trail and a cascading rapids of grade 1 to 4. In a thrill ride of about 3 to 4 hours, participants will not only enjoy the rapid stream and beauty of nature, but also make new friends in this fun and fast-paced activity. An experienced guide will be assigned in each raft, thus participants need not to worry about safety aspects. So what are you waiting for? Escape the hectic schedule and the city’s hustle and bustle, and LET’S ENJOY!!

Date: 30 July 2011 ( Saturday )
Meeting venue / Time: 7am at Wisma IEM or 9am at Kuala Kubu Bharu Post Office
Fee: RM 180 / pax
Package Includes: Rafting equipments, experience guides, group first aid kits, on river snacks and lunch
Package Excludes: Transportation and insurance
Items to bring along River sandals or lace up shoes for wearing on raft, swimming costume, basic toiletries, sunscreen lotion, personal medication, straps for spectacles or goggles for contact lenses, towel/sarong, and 1 set of dry clothing to change into after the run


9.00 am • Meet at Kuala Kubu Bharu Post Office and then depart to the ‘Put In’ point about 5 km along the Kuala Kubu Bharu / Fraser Hill Road. Upon arrival, drivers will drive their car to the ‘Take Out’ point and transferred back to the ‘Put In’ point by the organizer’s crew. Allocations of all rafting equipments ( Helmet, PFD, Paddles) followed by detai briefing about 15-20 minutes. Participants will be divided into groups with maximum 6 persons per raft.

10.00 am • Start rafting and 5 minutes later, a practical exercise at the ‘Flip Corner’ about 10 minutes. The rafting will be about 3-4 hours depending on the water level and group size.

2.00 pm • Arrival at the ‘Take Out’ point where participants will have shower and lunch before departing back to destination of origin.

Following are some shots taken from the previous white water rafting held there:

Location of the gathering point venue at Kuala Kubu Bharu:

Interested? Following are the contacts for your inquiries:
Tel : 03-79684001/2 Fax : 03-79577678 E-mail :

Prepared by Engr. Izzuddin
Posted by Engr. Mei Wong