The Engineering Council (UK) implemented “SARTOR3” system from 1999. Accredited MEng degrees or accredited BEng degrees plus matching sections are required to satisfy the academic requirements for Chartered Engineers in the United Kingdom. The HKIE is a signatory to the Washington Accord and the HKIE recognizes the accredited MEng or accredited BEng degrees plus matching sections of the Engineering Council (UK) from first intake year 1999 as satisfying the academic requirements for Member of the HKIE.
With effect from 1 March 2004, the “SARTOR3” system has been replaced by the “UK-SPEC”. The Engineering Council (UK) has revised UK-SPEC and has implemented it from 31 December 2021. The academic requirements for Chartered Engineers (CEng) Registration are:
- An accredited Bachelors degree with honours in engineering or technology, plus either an appropriate Masters degree or engineering doctorate accredited by a Licensee*, or appropriate further learning to Masters level
- An accredited integrated MEng degree
- An accredited Bachelors degree with honours in engineering or technology started before September 1999
- Equivalent qualifications or apprenticeships accredited or approved by a Licensee*, or at an equivalent level in a relevant national or international qualifications framework
*Licensee is the engineering institutions that have been licensed by the Engineering Council (UK) to assess individuals for professional registration.
The HKIE shall accept graduates from the UK as satisfying the academic requirements for Member of the Institution if they could provide document proof from the Engineering Council (UK) that they have satisfied the academic requirements (i) to (iii) above for Chartered Engineers (CEng) Registration.
The HKIE devotes to provide a range of services to our members and concerns on members’ well-being. In light of this, the HKIE endeavours to seek potential members’ benefits from different merchants. We are pleased to inform that HKIE members are entitled to the benefits as set out below.
For details of the benefits, please visit the HKIE website at http://hkie.org.hk/membership/benefit/.
|The Hong Kong Management Association||Programmes/courses|
|Living||Discount/special offer items|
|Cecilia Yau Couture||Tailor-made clothing|
|Petrol and Diesel|
|Caltex StarCard||Petrol and Diesel|
|Esso Fleet Card||Petrol and Diesel|
|Hong Kong Parkview||Club membership|
|Mentalcare Connect Company Limited||Groceries|
|Rehabaid Society||Rehabilitation and clinical services|
|Zurich Insurance Company Limited||General insurance|
The online CPD logbook service is now in operation to provide solely for members of the HKIE to record their personal CPD activities. Members are invited to enter the Member Login area of our website to access to this online free-of-charge CPD logbook for keeping a systemic record of their CPD participation.
For trainees who are under the formal training schemes of the HKIE, they will remain to be required to record their CPD activities in the Record of CPD with endorsement by their Engineering Supervisors.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Member Login Service Support at email@example.com.
Corporate Members and Associate Members who have been removed from the membership roll (due to resignation or striking off by Council resolution) for more than seven years will be required to submit fresh applications should they wish to re-join the Institution. All other grades of members who have been removed from the membership roll (due to resignation or striking off by Council resolution) for more than three years will be required to submit fresh applications should they wish to re-join the Institution. Subject to the above, the current payment scale for reinstatement of membership other than for non-resident members, is a reinstatement fee of HK$400 (for administration purpose), plus all arrears in subscription. The arrears in subscription shall be subject to a maximum of three years’ subscriptions prior to the application for reinstatement of membership.
Non-resident members who apply for the reinstatement of membership as non-resident members shall only be required to pay a reinstatement fee of HK$400; all arrears in subscription shall be waived. All other requirements for reinstatement of membership shall remain unchanged.
Commencing 1 January 2019, competence-based approach to CPD activities will be fully implemented as part of CPD requirements for Corporate Members. Corporate Members are required to undertake, out of the 30 hours per year, at least 5 hours each for two areas of CPD activities, namely “Discipline-Specific Technical Matters” (DSTM) and “Broader Areas of Studies” (BAS) or “General Professional Matters” (GPM). In 2021, the HKIE further updated the CPD requirements for its members. Corporate Members are required to attend at least 3 hours per year of CPD activities related to “Health and Safety” (H&S) effective for CPD declaration from 2022 onwards.
Corporate Members are required to complete and return an annual CPD Declaration Form together with the membership subscription advice to the Institution. A random checking, usually 1% sampling, on all Corporate Members, will be conducted on an annual basis. Members who are selected for checking will be asked to submit their evidences of CPD.
The following actions shall be taken in case of non-compliance:
- Corporate Members will receive a warning letter if they fail to comply with the CPD requirement for the first year that they were selected for sampling, and will be asked to submit their CPD attainment again for the following year; Warning letters will be issued to Corporate Members who fail to comply in two consecutive years. The HKIE Continuing Professional Development Committee (CPDC) will also follow up with those Corporate Members on the reasons of non-compliance;
- Corporate Members who fail to comply with the CPD requirement again in the second year may be asked to submit their CPD attainment for the following year and be invited to an interview with CPD Committee Representative(s) or to attend specific HKIE CPD activities proposed by the CPDCSP; and
- Corporate Members who fail to attend interview or the specific HKIE CPD activities in the third year may have their names published in the HKIE website and the HKIE journal; the frequency of which shall be determined by the CPDC.
For details, please refer to the “Guidance Notes for Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Corporate Members” which is available on the HKIE website at http://www.hkie.org.hk.
Corporate Membership has satisfied the Commissioner for Labour in respect of section 6BA(4), Cap 59 since 1998 on the understanding that Corporate Members have undertaken a minimum units in the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes, which include updates on occupational health and safety legislation. On the basis that Corporate Members will continuously update their knowledge in occupational safety and health through CPD, Corporate Members of the HKIE do not need to take mandatory basic safety training before entering construction sites.
Please note that the HKIE is required to provide such CPD records concerning the recognition of the Corporate Members’ training for the purpose of section 6BA, Cap 59 upon the request of the Labour Department.
16 December 2022 (Friday)
The HKIE Outstanding Paper Award for Young Engineers/Researchers is an international paper award which is organised in its 17th consecutive year. The Award aims to encourage young engineers and researchers to publish their works and advance in their professional findings, as well as to promote engineering profession among the younger generation. This competition is open to young engineers and researchers worldwide who are at the age of 35 or below.
Each year, first authors of the awarded papers are invited to give a public lecture to share their research accomplishments and to celebrate their research success with the audience. Last year, the Public Lecture was cancelled due to the prevailing pandemic. This year, first authors of the awarded papers for both 2021 and 2022 will be delivering a lecture with topic in various engineering fields.
“Potential anad Prospect of Photocatalytic Disinfection: Using Sustainable Solar-energy-driven Photocatalyst”
By Dr Juhua HE
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
“Design criteria for strut-and-tie modelling in Hong Kong practice”
By Mr Tung Ngai WONG
Highways Department of the HKSAR Government
“Numerical study of electrochemical thermocells for harvesting low-grade waste heat”
By Ms Chun CHENG
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
“Critical study on the extraction of collagen from eggshell membrane by enzymatic hydrolysis reaction”
By Dr Xiangxuan DENG
Hong Kong Productivity Council
|Date:||16 December 2022 (Friday)|
|Time:||6:15 pm – 8:25 pm Public Lecture / Webinar|
|Lecture Format:||Hybrid mode (physical and online)|
|Venue:||The HKIE Headquarters
9/F Island Beverley, No 1 Great George St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
- Participant who has achieved more than 50% attending hours at the lecture/webinar will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
- The organisation of the physical session of the Public Lecture is subject to the epidemic situation.
- The HKIE reserves the right to make changes to the event programme, to postpone or cancel the event.
Registration: 14 November - 9 December 2022
For registration, please complete the Online Registration Form on or before Friday, 9 December 2022. As the seats for the Public Lecture and the capacity for the Webinar are limited, reservation is on a first-come-first served basis.
For enquiries, please contact the Corporate Communications Section at 2895 4446 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volume 29 Number 3
HKIE Transactions is a quarterly periodical that provides a forum for discussing all aspects of engineering from both theoretical and practical perspectives and is currently in Volume 29. Don’t miss out the newly published Issue Number 3 which is available at http://www.hkie.org.hk/hkietransactions.
Instream filtering system for the removal of suspended solids in King Yip Street Nullah, Kwun Tong
By Yuqing Sun, Liang Chen, Coleman K Y Chan, Antony N F Wan and Daniel C W Tsang
Investigation and development of an empirical model for transmission loss of acoustic windows in alleviating road traffic noise impact
By Carmen Ka-man Cheung and Jamie Chi-ting Lai
Performance enhancement of PRNU-based source identification for smart video surveillance
By Sai Chung Law and Ngai Fong Law
Probabilistic assessment of geogenic arsenic distributions for risk management in the Kwu Tung North New Development Area
By Chi Yan Lo, Andy Y F Leung, Wenfei Liu, Daniel C W Tsang, Chi Sun Poon, Man Tat Leung and Wing Hong Chung
Seasonal variation of heavy metal contents in road dust from residential, industrial and rural areas of Hong Kong
By King Wah Ngai, Ming Wai Mak, Hon Sang Ko and Kwok Leung Pun
Tools adapted to ethical analysis of data bias
By Wanbil W Lee
Viability of renewable energy technologies under the Feed-in Tariff scheme in Hong Kong
By Jackson T C Tsui and Dennis Y C Leung
Enjoy your reading!
If your expertise is in any aspects of engineering, we look forward to receiving your paper!
Full-length papers, technical notes and discussions on any topic of engineering are always welcome. Good quality practical papers are as welcome as those of an academic nature.
Submit your manuscript via ScholarOne Manuscripts System (S1M)
Before submission, authors are invited to read the submission guidelines at: https://www.hkie.org.hk/hkietransactions/instructions-for-authors for the Instructions for Authors and Referencing Style.
Innovations and Technologies for Carbon Neutrality
Call for papers
The HKIE Transactions Committee is honoured to announce that Ir Prof Christopher CHAO, Vice President (Research and Innovation) and Chair Professor of Thermal and Environmental Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, has accepted our invitation to be the Guest Editor for the Special Topic on Innovations and Technologies for Carbon Neutrality to be published in HKIE Transactions throughout the year of 2023. You are invited to submit manuscripts to this Special Topic. Detailed information is as follows:
In face of reaching the tipping point of global warming accompanied by extreme events, such as more frequent heat waves and rise in sea level etc., United Nations countries pledged in the 2015 Paris Agreement to achieve carbon neutrality by 2100. To respond to the Paris Agreement, the Hong Kong Government has set out targets in multiple areas in the Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2050 to achieve carbon neutrality. Carbon neutrality refers to the carbon emission necessary for human economic and social activities, which are captured, utilised or stored through forest carbon sinks and other artificial technologies or engineering methods. Eventually, the net increase in greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere to be achieved is zero. The industry and governments worldwide are now actively searching for solutions to achieve the targets.
Topics suitable for inclusion include but not limited to:
Building energy efficiency
Carbon neutrality policy studies
Smart green buildings
The deadline for final manuscript submission is Wednesday, 30 November 2022. All manuscripts should be submitted through the HKIE Transactions ScholarOne Manuscripts site at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/thie. New users should first create a login account. Once logged on to the site, submissions should be made via the Author Centre. For more details regarding the author guidelines, please refer to the Instructions for Authors and Referencing Style.
To know more about this Special Topic, please visit: https://www.hkie.org.hk/hkietransactions/carbon-neutrality-call-for-papers.
If you have any enquiries regarding this Special Issue, please feel free to contact the HKIE Corporate Communications Section at +852 2895 4446 or via email at email@example.com.
Thank you in advance for your support to HKIE Transactions and we look forward to receiving your submissions soon.
1. The HKIE Transactions reserves the right to withhold any or all of the manuscripts at their absolute discretion.
2. The HKIE Transactions’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
“Proud to be Engineers” lapel pin
This golden, square-shaped lapel pin (equipped with a butterfly clutch) features the Simplified Dragon Coat of Arms at its centre and the words “Proud to be Engineers” — the Presidential Theme of Session 2022/2023 — on the sides. This simple but elegant design matches well with a suit and gives the pin’s wearers a sleek appearance that makes them proudly and instantly recognisable as engineers. The pin is available for sale at HK$100 each.
The HKIE Thermo Cup
Printed with the Dragon and Beaver Coat of Arms and the new HKIE logo, the HKIE Thermo Cup combines the HKIE’s tradition and modern simplicity style. It is great for hot or cold beverages. The button design enables easy locking and prevents spilling. Its simple elegance and high practicality can certainly satisfy your daily needs. The HKIE Thermo Cup is now available for sale at HK$90 each.
HKIE lady scarf
If you are looking for a souvenir with a sense of elegance and style, the gold HKIE lady scarf is your must-have item your closet. The HKIE lady scarf printed with simplified HKIE Dragon Coat of Arms pattern monogram is 100% made of silk, making it both fashionables and comfortable. The hKIE lady scarf is now available of HK $290 each.
With an eye-catching and stylish design, the HKIE Ties are among the most popular souvenirs for our members. Six new designs are now available and may be an essential piece to add to your wardrobe. Embroidered with the simplified HKIE Dragon Coat of Arms, either in a single, monogram or two-colour pattern, the ties are timeless accessories for fellow engineers and suitable for every occasion. The six new designs are now available at HK$100 each.
For details of our whole range of souvenirs, please visit: https://hkie.org.hk/en/membership/souvenir/.
For enquiries and ordering, please contact our reception dest at 2895 4446.