Why i want to be an engineer and what it takes to be a professional engineer


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Why i want to be an engineer and what it takes to be a professional engineer

  2. 2. ABD KHALID BIN LIPOT SX111762MMS01 Why I Want To Be An Engineer Generally, I want to be an engineer because I kind of like designing stuffand automobiles.I have interest over technical stuff or those things thatinvolves hands on. I have learnt too much theory and I can say although that Idonot like to read theory or thick books, but in the end it is the requirement inorder to become an engineer. I want to be a mechanical engineer because as amechanical engineerIamcertified to do things thoseonly mechanical engineers able to do. Theengineer of mechanical engineering are to perform engineering duties inplanning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanicallyfunctioning equipment;oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repairof equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems; toweigh different design choices on certain merits and choose the solution thatbest matches the requirements; accomplish crucial and unique task that is toidentify, understand, and interpret the constraints on a design in order toproduce a successful result; determine the causes of a process failure, and testoutput to maintain quality; and defining problems, conducting and narrowingresearch, analyzing criteria, finding and analyzing solutions, and makingdecisions. Other than that, I want to be a mechanical engineer because it is wellknown that mechanical engineers have the highest employment in the industryand the wages are quite high. Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupationinclude;Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services;Aerospace Product andParts Manufacturing;Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and ControlInstruments Manufacturing;Scientific Research and DevelopmentServices;Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission EquipmentManufacturing;Oil and Gas Extraction;Industrial Machinery Manufacturing;andMotor Vehicle Manufacturing
  3. 3. ABD KHALID BIN LIPOT SX111762MMS01 What It Takes To Be A Professional Engineer. As a graduate engineer, how can I qualify as professionalsengineer? Listed beloware the steps which are necessary to enable graduateengineers to be registered by the Board of Engineers, Malaysia(BEM) as Professional Engineers (P.E). The first step is to register with the Board of Engineers upongraduation as it is compulsory under the Engineers Act 1967 for all practisingengineers to register with the Board. Then allgraduate engineers are required to complete at least three (3)years of relevant work experience after graduation with an accreditedengineering degree. These training stints should as far as possible becompleted under the guidance of a Professional Engineer who is in the samediscipline as the Graduate engineer. After registration with the Board, the engineers could approach towardstheir objectives of obtaining Professional Engineers either on theirown or through the IEM Log book scheme. If they option for the IEM Log Book Scheme, they should follow theprocedures documented in the Training Scheme Guidelines. Once the candidates complete their training either on their own orthrough the IEM Log Book scheme, the next step for them is to sit for theProfessional Interview conducted by IEM. Once they pass this interview, whichconsists of oral questions and essay writing they could be admitted asCorporate Members of IEM and are then eligible to apply to the BEM to beregistered as Professional Engineers. The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) and The Board of Engineers,Malaysia (BEM) will implement new training requirements for all GraduateEngineers who register from 1 January 2005. The Board of Engineer, Malaysia and The Institution of Engineers,Malaysia have decided to implement revised training requirement for graduateengineers who desire to become professional engineers. This is in view of thefact that engineering students follow varied routes in their pursuit for anengineering degree. The requirements include, beside extended training period,
  4. 4. ABD KHALID BIN LIPOT SX111762MMS01compulsory courses to be undertaken, participation in ProfessionalDevelopment Programmes (PDP) and involvement in continuing engineeringeducation programmes. With these measures, it is hoped that we will improvethe quality of our Professional Engineers who will be able to serve globally. The training requirements will be effective for graduates from accrediteduniversity programmes registered after 1 January 2005. The detailedrequirements are as follows: The practical experience that a registered Graduate Engineer is requiredto obtain under Section 10 (I)(b) of the Act in order to be entitled to apply forregistration as a Professional Engineer shall be carried out in a mannersatisfactory to the Board for a period of not less than three (3) years coveringthe following:a) General Training which should link the conceptual analytical abilitiesdeveloped during the degree course with its wide application in industry andgive sound base for professional development, for a period of not less than two(2) years of which up to twelve months of relevant, accredited recognisedindustrial training during the undergraduate course may be credited.b) Professional Career Development Training, which will provide exposure toskills awareness, management, responsibility, teamwork, logical approach etc.for a period of not less than two years.c) Satisfactory Attendance in the following course conducted by BEM orinstitution approved by BEM.(i) Code of Ethics 12 hours(ii) Occupational Safety and Health at work, relevant bylaws / regulation 12hours(iii) Engineering Management Practice 12 hours(iv) Topics related to branch of engineering 24 hours(d) Completion of not less than 30 units of professional development whichincludes attendance at talks, seminars, meetings and community services. Beyond all the procedures and requirements I have stated above, themost important things to be a professional engineer are to be an ethics
  5. 5. ABD KHALID BIN LIPOT SX111762MMS01engineer. Inherent in the exercise of engineeringexpertise is the provision ofuseful, if not essential, services toclients, employers, customers, and the public.Usefulness, quality,safety, efficiency, and cost effectiveness are not secondaryfeaturesof this activity. They are its heart. So are reliable judgementandtrustworthiness. So, if we examine what engineers do, and not simply the technicalcontent of engineering textbooks, it is easy to seethat ethical responsibilityshould be a central concern of the engineering profession andpractice.Engineering ethics is professional ethics, as opposed topersonalmorality. It sets the standards for professional practice, and isonlylearned in a professional practice. It is anessential part of professionaleducation because it helps studentsdeal with issues they will face inprofessional practice in terms to be a professional engineers.