Special Notice on Enhanced PI
FULL SWITCH-OVER TO ENHANCED PI
FOR THE IEM PROFESSIONAL INTERVIEW WILL COMMENCE ON 1 JULY, 2018.
IMPLEMENTATION OF ENHANCED PI
We are pleased to announce that
the IEM will be fully implementing the Enhanced Professional Interview (PI) with
effect from 1 July, 2018. Using the
competency profiles for
professional engineers as the basis
for assessment, the
Enhanced PI measures the outcome of practical training
and development for independent practice. This is in line with the global move
in engineering communities worldwide towards an outcome-based competence
assessment for international recognition.
The main benefits of the Enhanced
PI are as follows:
- It is a competence-based and
evidence-based assessment; it will provide applicants with a more objective and
more balanced assessment by minimising the subjective judgement of individuals.
- The revised application form in
the enhanced PI will be equally friendly to all professional engineering practices
rather than focus on engineering consultancy practices.
- The Training & Experience
Report will have a prescribed format for PI applicants to provide the required evidence
for specific competencies. This will
allow them to put up a better report compared to the conventional version which
does not provide specific guidance.
To prepare for this move, IEM has
been conducting training and awareness programmes since 2015. IEM will continue
to provide training for potential applicants to prepare them for the full switch-over
to the Enhanced PI next year.
All graduates planning to sit for
the IEM Professional Interview may download information or guidelines from the
IEM website HERE or call the IEM Secretariat at 03-7968
4007. A hard copy can also be obtained at the IEM Secretariat office in
Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Important Deadlines in the
Transition Towards Enhanced PI
In the transition to a full
switch-over to the Enhanced PI, all new applicants and re-sit candidates of the
Conventional PI must take note of the following:
IEM will completely replace the
Conventional PI with the Enhanced PI with effect from 1 JULY, 2018.
- IEM will NOT ACCEPT new
applications through the Conventional PI with effect from 1 JANUARY, 2018, in
order to allow time to process applications and to conduct interviews well
before 1 JULY, 2018.
- New applicants of the
Conventional PI must ensure that they submit applications to the IEM Secretariat
before NOON on SATURDAY, 30 DECEMBER, 2017.
After this deadline, they will have
to submit fresh applications under Enhanced PI.
- IEM will NO LONGER ACCEPT re-sit
applications for the Conventional PI with effect from 31 DECEMBER, 2019.
- Re-sit candidates of the
Conventional PI will have to submit fresh applications under the Enhanced PI if
they fail to meet the above deadline.
To ensure a smooth passage to
achieving Corporate Membership of IEM, new applicants are strongly encouraged
to apply for Enhanced PI now.