BOARD OF ENGINEERS
|i. Board of Engineers Malaysia|
The Board of Engineers Malaysia
(BEM) is a statutory body constituted under the Engineers Act (1967) formed
in 1972. The board is established for the purpose of regulating the professional
conduct and practice of registered engineers in order to safeguard the safety
and interest of the public. Further information about BEM can be obtained
from the address below
Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)
Tingkat 17, Ibu Pejabat Jabatan Kerja Raya,
Kompleks Kerjaraya Malaysia
Jalan Sultan Salahuddin
50580 Kuala Lumpur.
Functions of BEM
BEM plays an important role in uplifting the image of the engineering profession. In order that it may play it's role effectively, BEM carries out its various functions as provided for in section 4 of the Engineers Act (1967). The functions are as follow
|Part A||Which shall contain the names, business addresses and particular of engineers who are registered as Professional Engineers.|
|Part B||Which shall contain the names, business addresses and particular of engineers who are registered as Graduate Engineers|
|BEM also keeps records of corporate bodies which are practising as Consulting Engineers as well as temporary registered Professional Engineers from foreign countries.|
|ii. Requirement for Graduate Engineer|
Any person who wants to take up employment as an engineer must be registered as a Graduate engineer with BEM. BEM recognises the experience gained by an engineering graduate only after he has registered as a Graduate Engineer. As such it is important for an engineering graduate to register as a Graduate Engineer at the very beginning of his engineering career.
Requirement for Registration as a Graduate Engineer.
The recognised academic qualification for registration as a graduate engineer with BEM include the following:
|a)||An accredited engineering degree available in an approved list maintained by BEM.|
|b)||A pass in Part I & Part II of the Engineering Council Examination of United Kingdom or Part 1 and Part II of the IEM/BEM Graduate Examination in any particular branch.|
Main Branches of Engineering
|A. Chemical||D. Mechanical|
|B. Civil||E. Mining|
|2||Aeronautics||24||Instrumentation and Control|
|9||Building Services||31||Mineral Processing|
|13||Electromechanical Power||35||Naval Architecture|
|19||Geotechnical||41||System and Control|
Procedures for Registration as a Graduate Engineer
|1.||The applicant shall submit his application in form A|
|2.||The completed form A shall be submitted together
|3.||The certified copy of the degree certificate from a foreign university which is not in the English language shall be accompanied by a translation of it in Bahasa Melayu or English.|
|4.||Every document submitted must be certified as a true copy by a registered Professional Engineer who is registered with BEM|
|5.||If the branch majored in by the applicant is not stated in the degree certificate or degree scroll, the applicant is required to enclose details of the subjects taken during his course. This is to enable BEM to determine the branch based on the course content and/or by reference to relevant professional bodies.|
|6.||The application will be decided upon by BEM within 4 months from the date of receipt.|
|7.||An applicant whose application is approved will be notified accordingly by letter.|
|8.||The letter of notification would state the registration number and the branch of engineering in which the applicant is registered.|
|iii. Code of Professional Conduct for Engineers|
Engineering is a profession in which the knowledge of mathematical and the natural sciences gained by study, experiences, and practice is applied with judgement and discretion in order to use economically the materials and forces of nature for the benefits of mankind.
The Engineering Professional plays a paramount role in a developing country such as ours. The work of engineers shapes the physical environment of society, and has a profound effect on the economic growth and development of the nation.
It is therefore essential that the members of the engineering profession should always perform their duties to the highest standards of professional integrity. They should maintain the dignity of the profession, and not be led astray by commercial motives into performing actions, which are not for the good of the profession as a whole, or for the good of society in general.
The code of Professional Conduct describes the professional behaviour of Engineers. These "Notes" are intended to offer a detailed clarification of the items of the Code.
BEM Code of Professional Conduct
|Definition of employer||
|Conduct of Registered Engineer||
|Responsibility to employer and profession||
|Discharge of duties||
|Reputation etc. of a Registered Engineer not to be injured||
|Canvassing and advertising prohibited||
|A professional Engineer in private practice not to practice with any person whose registration has been cancelled||
|A salaried Registered Engineer not to compete with professional Engineers in private practice.||
|Restriction on submission of plans and drawings||
|Restriction on making payments or placing contracts||
|Restriction on entering professional partnership.||
|A Professional Engineer in private practice not to intervene or to take over the work of another.||
|A Professional Engineer in Private Practice shall not be a contractor||
Notes on the Code of Professional Conduct
I) General Professional Integrity
He should at all times apply the conditions of a contract with equal fairness between his client or employer and the contractor, and should be totally impartial in setting any questions which arise between his client, his employer or his employer’s client, and a contractor. He should be completely loyal to the interests of his client or employer; the Engineer should also keep in mind the general good of society as a whole.
The names of Members may be inserted in the Straits Directory of Malaysia. Insertion in any other commercial directory is not permitted unless by special permission form the Board of Engineers.