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2nd Gear

Hello Guys,

 

I'm looking for information on how to attain the true blue professional/charter engineer status which is recognized by PEB. Not the common kuching kurak engineer title that you see plastered all over jobsDB everyday. After spending 11years doing general engineering work which isn't really relevant to anything I am thinking of going into some specialization.

 

I need some concrete information to start out that path to attain it. For a person with a decent electrical engineering honors degree(but with no relevant experience), which trade to be in, where or which companies to start out from and how to proceed?. (in case u are wondering, i'm generally asking about the milestones needed, not asking how to work haha)

 

I hear from some friends I need to join consultancy companies as a first step, obtain enough years experience, write enough peer reviewed papers or significant contribution to local engineering community to get the recognition, and thereafter must maintain currency etc...? Thats all quite brief though without the where's and hows, which shows they are not too sure either.

 

Any of you guys have good information, or good sites i can look up?

 

 

 

 

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Turbocharged (edited)

If I'm not wrong, the PE status is closely associated with electrical or mechanical "works", i.e. very construction-related professions, designing and certifying the electrical supply, plumbing, piping, HVAC, etc. The PE signs off the design as "safe" after having done the required analysis. So you probably have to work in this line. Engineering consultancy is a step in the right direction, I guess.

 

The only other kind of engineering job, just like PE where the certifying signature carries some value, is aviation maintenance engineer/technician.

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5th Gear

If u toking about LEW PE kind

 

beside exp in ur own field nid take some exams iirc

 

and interviewed n certified by board of Exp PEs

 

after tat ur chop is v valuable

 

iirc it is easier if u in the designing n planning of the niche field

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2nd Gear

juz go take ur PE cert provided ur degree is inside IES as stated...

they hav 2 levels of PE cert, juz clear the 1st dan wait till a certain yrs of experiences and u can go for the advanced level...

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Neutral Newbie

bro, go to www.peb.gov.sg as suggested to get all the info. but i summarize the path to become a Professional Engineer (PE).

 

For registration as a Civil, Electrical or Mechanical PE,

 

1. Possess a recognized engineering degree

2. Pass "Fundamentals of Engineering Exam" (FEE conducted only once a year)

3. Using FEE result, Pass "Practice of Professional Engineering Examination " (PPE conducted only once a year)

4. Using PPE result, submit a written report on your engineering work to determine experience and wait for interview

5. Pass the interview

 

All in all, you need to prepare about $1000+ for all the exams and fees and will take about 3 years to attain PE status

 

hope this helps :)

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Turbocharged

Engineering undergraduates should be given this info while they're still studying and have not yet embarked on a career.

 

So they know what specialisation to choose, which industries to work in, and what job positions are required, in order to become PE. That's where the big money is in engineering profession.

 

Instead many engineers graduate to work in lacklustre manufacturing companies, condemned to earning "peanuts" for life [bigcry]

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Supersonic

Engineering undergraduates should be given this info while they're still studying and have not yet embarked on a career.

 

So they know what specialisation to choose, which industries to work in, and what job positions are required, in order to become PE. That's where the big money is in engineering profession.

 

Instead many engineers graduate to work in lacklustre manufacturing companies, condemned to earning "peanuts" for life [bigcry]

But if every EE knows and wants to become PE the competition will reduce the big money to "peanuts". And lack lusture manufacturing companies will have to come up with top dollar to hire graduates. LPPL. :D

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1st Gear

Hello Guys,

 

I'm looking for information on how to attain the true blue professional/charter engineer status which is recognized by PEB. Not the common kuching kurak engineer title that you see plastered all over jobsDB everyday. After spending 11years doing general engineering work which isn't really relevant to anything I am thinking of going into some specialization.

 

I need some concrete information to start out that path to attain it. For a person with a decent electrical engineering honors degree(but with no relevant experience), which trade to be in, where or which companies to start out from and how to proceed?. (in case u are wondering, i'm generally asking about the milestones needed, not asking how to work haha)

 

I hear from some friends I need to join consultancy companies as a first step, obtain enough years experience, write enough peer reviewed papers or significant contribution to local engineering community to get the recognition, and thereafter must maintain currency etc...? Thats all quite brief though without the where's and hows, which shows they are not too sure either.

 

Any of you guys have good information, or good sites i can look up?

A little confused by the terms used. Can share with us as follows:-

What is normal engineer?

What is abnormal engineer?

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1st Gear (edited)

Maybe just to add on to Lite_speed.

 

1. Possess a recognized engineering degree (Can find from peb.gov.sg)

2. Pass "Fundamentals of Engineering Exam" (FEE conducted only once a year)

3. Using FEE result, Pass "Practice of Professional Engineering Examination " (PPE conducted only once a year)

Pre-requisites of applying for this exam include having at least 4 yrs of practical experience in the relevant field.

4. Using PPE result, submit a written report on your engineering work to determine experience and wait for interview

Report needs to be verified and stamped by another PE who can vouch for your experience. Testamonials are also a requisite.

5. Pass the interview.

 

I don't think it'll take you 3 years if you start off with zero experience. Expect at least 5 years.

 

And if you are trying for the LEW for electrical work, that is a seperate interview with EMA which requires you to have practical experience locally in the electrical field.

 

bro, go to www.peb.gov.sg as suggested to get all the info. but i summarize the path to become a Professional Engineer (PE).

 

For registration as a Civil, Electrical or Mechanical PE,

 

1. Possess a recognized engineering degree

2. Pass "Fundamentals of Engineering Exam" (FEE conducted only once a year)

3. Using FEE result, Pass "Practice of Professional Engineering Examination " (PPE conducted only once a year)

4. Using PPE result, submit a written report on your engineering work to determine experience and wait for interview

5. Pass the interview

 

All in all, you need to prepare about $1000+ for all the exams and fees and will take about 3 years to attain PE status

 

hope this helps :)

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2nd Gear

Engineering undergraduates should be given this info while they're still studying and have not yet embarked on a career.

 

So they know what specialisation to choose, which industries to work in, and what job positions are required, in order to become PE. That's where the big money is in engineering profession.

 

Instead many engineers graduate to work in lacklustre manufacturing companies, condemned to earning "peanuts" for life [bigcry]

 

yeah oh well, i've wasted many years but its still not too late. Only taking paycut to restart is probably the hardest part.

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2nd Gear

A little confused by the terms used. Can share with us as follows:-

What is normal engineer?

What is abnormal engineer?

 

I take that back less people are offended. It's wrong choice of terms to use.

 

Anyway thanks to all for the good information.

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I've heard that another lucrative area for engineers is to work as patent agents. Especially nowadays with a lot of R&D and IP being emphasized. Basically need technical knowledge to examine and write up patent claims. There were some ads for this job put out by law firms.

 

Also long apprenticeship period and have to take difficult exams. But after passing, supposedly can earn reasonably well, and even more so if the engineer adds on some legal qualifications.

 

Anybody know more about this line?

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Turbocharged

PE cert is not easy to achieve.. the 2 tests, first one is highly recommended to be taken immediately after you grad from uni..they tests you on very fundamental engineering knowledge like(for my case, mechanical engineering), how to analyse stress in a beam etc etc...

 

most people will forget what they learn immediately after the exam..so alot don't take the effort to relearn and take the PE test..

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6th Gear

PE has big responsibilty, all the ME, EE, FS, etc.

 

once your signture is on that project, its for life (or until its torn down)...

something major happens PE get its too...

 

 

not sure if numbers are controlled by gov agency

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Turbocharged (edited)

I guess the only EE specialization that qualifies for PE is Power and Machines Division.

Agree that this info should be made known to the university students as earlier as possible.

Any chance that someone from semiconductor field could obtain Professional Engineership?

 

Edited by Albeniz

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Hypersonic

TS wants to be a building engineer?

Why he need concrete information?

:D

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