The Log Book Training Scheme (LBTS) implemented by The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) aims to provide guided and proper training to IEM Graduate Engineers entering the profession of engineering so as to facilitate conformance of such training programmes to the IEM's Rules concerning admission of Corporate Members. By it, a Graduate Engineer will go through a formal training scheme whilst and accordingly being monitored and/or mentored as the form of training activities may be by a Corporate Member(s) of the IEM and a Professional Engineer(s) registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia to facilitate his/her preparation for candidacy to the Professional Interview (PI) en route to and towards qualifying as a Corporate Member of the IEM.
The LBTS requires a training and experience exposure duration for a minimum period of three (3) continuous years; this requirement complies to the Professional Interviews Regulations which states that a Candidate shall have at least THREE (3) years (after graduation with an accredited engineering degree) of approved experience in planning, design, execution or management of works as stipulated and relevant for the profession of an engineer. Such exposure can be acquired through gainful modes of progress learning activities including and particularly that of and through on-the-job experiential learning. Progress will be mutually and continually monitored and/or mentored at least once every quarterly by both the mentee Graduate Engineer and the mentor. A report on the learning progress completed in an IEM-prescribed standard format (IEM Log Book) and accordingly certified by the mentor(s) will need to be submitted annually to the IEM for endorsement.
Participation in the Log Book Training Scheme is not obligatory. However participation is encouraged and recommended particularly for Graduate Engineers who are starting or are already pursuing their on-the-job and/or other modes of training experience but under a supervision of an IEM Corporate Member(s) or a Professional Engineer(s) who are not from the same engineering discipline or not a PE at all.
Graduate Engineers interested in participating in the LBTS may contact the IEM Secretariat, Puan Halimah at 03-79684001/4007 for further information.