IEM calls for compulsory graduate engineer exam

24 January 2012

The Institute of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) has called upon the Government of Malaysia to introduce an engineering competency exam.

The ‘Fundamentals of Engineering Examination’ (FEE) would ensure all graduates from accredited universities, Malaysian or international are able to demonstrate an understanding of engineering principles.

An IEM spokesman said on Thursday, “As a professional institution and learned body, IEM firmly believes that the quality of engineering graduates cannot be compromised and the introduction of the FEE will go a long way to ensure that engineering graduates possess the minimum competency on engineering principles. In this respect, the IEM is willing to offer its assistance in implementing the FEE.

“A person may apply to sit for the Examination when in the final year of engineering degree programme or after graduation before registration with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia as a Graduate Engineer.”

The spokesman added, “This examination will serve as a means of ensuring that graduates of foreign engineering degree programmes have achieved the same standard as the graduates from local universities where the engineering fundamentals are concerned.”