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Education and Training Requirements for a Practicing Civil Engineer to Qualify in Australasia and the United Kingdom

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Conference

2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Atlanta, Georgia

Publication Date

June 23, 2013

Start Date

June 23, 2013

End Date

June 26, 2013

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Preparation of Professional Engineers Outside of the USA. What are the Education, Experience, and Exam Requirements?

Tagged Division

Civil Engineering

Page Count

15

Page Numbers

23.453.1 - 23.453.15

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/19467

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11

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Albert T. Yeung University of Hong Kong

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Abstract

Education and Training Requirements for a Practicing Civil Engineer to Qualify in Australasia and the United Kingdom The making a qualified and competent civil engineer requires formal education,practical training and an examination. Qualification is an indication of competence andwillingness to shoulder the legal responsibility required to be a civil engineer. It also givesthe general public the sense of confidence for engineering works designed and constructed bycivil engineers. The requirements and procedure of qualification can be stipulated in lawand/or controlled by professional organizations. Different jurisdictions have thus imposeddifferent conditions to suit their requirements. While civil engineering education programs inmost jurisdictions do not differ too much from each other, the training programs amongjurisdictions may vary significantly. The examination systems exhibit even more differences. Australasia, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand etc.used to be part of the British Commonwealth. As a result, the qualification requirements andprocedure are basically modeled on the British system. However, they have been modified tosuits the needs of these jurisdictions. In this paper, these requirements will be depicted. The British system will also bedescribed as it forms the backbone of the other systems. The reciprocal agreements amongthese requirements will also be discussed to understand the inter-recognition of thesejurisdiction so that civil engineers can be a global workforce for the betterment of mankind.

Yeung, A. T. (2013, June), Education and Training Requirements for a Practicing Civil Engineer to Qualify in Australasia and the United Kingdom Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/19467

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