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Appendix I



Factors of consideration in determining whether a degree is a degree of applied science nature


  1. The curriculum of a degree should not be of pure science in nature, i.e. the subjects in a curriculum should not focus on pure science which seek to support pure research with no application perspective.




  1. The subjects within a curriculum of a degree which can exhibit application of science should not be less than 40% of the curriculum.




  1. The title of a degree and whether a degree is offered within a faculty of science or applied science or engineering.



A
THE HONG KONG INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS Membership Subscriptions and Fees
pplication fee (Non-refundable and non-transferable)


Election to the membership class of Fellow/ Member (by professional assessment or by recognition)/ Associate Member/ Companion/ Additional Discipline by recognition

HK$

550

Election to the membership class of Affiliate

HK$

270

Transfer to the membership class of Fellow/ Member (by professional assessment or by recognition)/ Associate Member

HK$

550

Assessment fee (Non-refundable and non-transferable)


The Council shall determine the assessment fees (if any) to be paid. The current scale of assessment fees is as follows:

Professional assessment fee (for Membership)

HK$

2,200

Professional assessment fee (for Additional Discipline)

HK$

1,500

Assessment fee (for Associate Membership)

HK$

1,100

Individual assessment on academic qualification

HK$

1,000


Individual assessment on academic qualification is an assessment for an applicant who has academic qualifications other than those directly accepted by the Institution. Details can be referred to Section 2 in the Membership Booklet M3.

Entrance fee *


In order to secure admission, new members on election shall pay an entrance fee, the amount of which shall be determined from time to time by the Council. The current scale of entrance fee is as follows:

Fellow

HK$

1,840

Member

HK$

1,460

Graduate Member

HK$

710

Associate Member

HK$

710

Companion

HK$

1,280

Student Member (age of 25 and above)

HK$

600

Student Member (age of 24 and below)

HK$

150

Affiliate

HK$

670

Transfer fee *


In order to secure admission to a higher class of membership, members on election shall pay a transfer fee which shall be the difference between the (current) entrance fee of their previous class of membership and the (current) entrance fee of their new class of membership.

Annual subscription *


A member of the Institution, other than an Honorary Fellow, shall pay an annual subscription, due at the commencement of the financial year, in respect of each year in accordance with the scale of subscriptions from time to time decided by the Council.


Fellow

HK$

2,810

Member

HK$

1,980

Graduate Member

HK$

670

Associate Member

HK$

670

Companion

HK$

1,600

Student Member (age of 25 and above)

HK$

670

Student Member (age of 24 and below)

HK$

190

Affiliate

HK$

830


New member

New members shall pay their subscription for the year of their election immediately upon election in order to secure admission, provided that any member elected between the first day of November and the thirty-first day of January in any year shall pay one half only of the annual subscription to secure his membership for the remainder of the year of his election and any member elected between the first day of February and the thirty-first day of March in any one year shall pay the full subscription for the following year but shall not be due to make further payment until the end of the following year.



* To facilitate processing of application and secure admission in cases of election, applicants are required to pay the application fee, assessment fee, entrance or transfer fee and subscription at the time of making their applications. The subscription payment, entrance or transfer fee will only be taken when application for election or transfer has been successful.
Member elected to higher class of membership

Members elected to higher class of membership shall pay the difference between the annual subscription for their previous class of membership and the annual subscription for the class to which they have been elected immediately upon election in order to secure transfer, provided that any member elected between the first day of November and the thirty-first day of January in any year shall pay one half only of the difference between the annual subscriptions for the remainder of the year of his election, and any member elected between the first day of February and the thirty-first day of March in any one year shall pay the full difference between the respective relevant annual subscriptions but shall not be due to make further payment until the end of the following year.

EntraNce Fee and Subscription reductions

Member retiring from the practice of the profession/ business


Any member who has retired from the practice of his profession or business, and is not in full time employment, may apply to the Council to pay a reduced annual subscription, dependent on the length of his continuous membership, as detailed below. Any member who has retired may continue to pay his full membership fees for sufficient period to earn the reduction he desires.

Continuous membership of 25 years and over

90% remission

Continuous membership of at least 20 years but not more than 25 years

60% remission

Continuous membership of at least 15 years but not more than 20 years

30% remission

Non-Resident Members


This is applicable to new members/ members who, by self-declaration, stay in Hong Kong for a period or a number of periods amounting to less than 183 days during the financial year to which it relates.

Entrance Fee New members on election to any class of membership, other than Honorary Fellow or Student Members, whose place of residence is outside Hong Kong, shall enjoy a reduced entrance fee.

Subscription Every member of any class other than Honorary Fellow or Student Member, whose place of residence is abroad and who wishes to maintain contact with the Institution through the receipt of the Institution's Journal and Annual Report, may pay a reduced annual subscription known as the "non-resident subscription" which shall be determined by the Council from time to time in respect of each complete financial year of such residence abroad. Non-resident subscription will be effective from the year following notification of intention to leave Hong Kong.



Entrance Fee




Subscription

Fellow

HK$

920

HK$

1,405

Member

HK$

730

HK$

990

Graduate Member

HK$

355

HK$

335

Associate Member

HK$

355

HK$

335

Companion

HK$

640

HK$

800

Affiliate

HK$

335

HK$

415

Member with 50 years of membership


A member of any class, other than Honorary Fellow, with 50 years membership with the Institution is eligible for annual subscription exemption.

Special offer for Student membership


Student taking an accredited/ recognised engineering Degree/ Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma/ Higher Certificate course can enjoy three years’ Student membership by paying a single fee of HK$300. Student Members who transfer to other membership grades or renewing their membership in the fourth year are required to pay the normal annual subscription.

Late Payment


If any member shall leave his annual subscription in arrear for six months from the commencement of the financial year, and shall fail to pay such arrear within three months after a written application has been sent to him at his last known address, his name shall be struck off the Roll pursuant to a resolution by the Council in that behalf at any time afterwards, and he shall thereupon cease to be a member.

Payment for Reinstatement of membership


Members can apply for reinstatement of membership if they have ceased to be a member of the Institution in seven years or less (for Corporate Members and Associate Members) / three years or less (for members of other classes). The current payment scale for reinstatement of membership other than for non-resident members, is a reinstatement fee of HK$400 (for administration purpose), plus all arrears in subscription. The arrears in subscription shall be subject to a maximum of three years subscriptions.

Non-resident members who apply for the reinstatement of membership as non-resident members shall only be required to pay a reinstatement fee of HK$400; all arrears in subscription shall be waived. Other requirements for reinstatement of membership shall remain unchanged.

For enquires, please contact the Membership Section at Tel No. 2895 4446.


POLICY ON MEMBERSHIP FILES AND REINSTATEMENT




POLICY on Membership files

All files of Corporate Members and Associate Members who have been removed from the membership roll (due to resignation or striking off by Council resolution) will only be kept for seven years. All files of all other grades of members who have been removed from the membership roll (due to resignation or striking off by Council resolution) will only be kept for three years.


Annual subscription of suspended members
Any member whose membership is suspended shall be liable to pay the subscription for the whole of the financial year in which his suspension commences.

Upon expiry of the suspension period, if the member concerned would like to continue his membership, he shall pay all outstanding subscription.

Any member under suspension is not required to pay the subscription for the intervening years when suspension is in force.

POLICY on Reinstatement

Corporate Members and Associate Members who have been removed from the membership roll (due to resignation or striking off by Council resolution) for more than seven years will be required to submit fresh applications should they wish to re-join the Institution. All other grades of members who have been removed from the membership roll (due to resignation or striking off by Council resolution) for more than three years will be required to submit fresh applications should they wish to re-join the Institution.


TABLE 1 (Membership Fees)

For Election – for applicant who wishes to join the Institution for the first time

Class of Membership

(non-refundable and non-transferable)

(to be taken upon successful election or transfer)

Total (HK$)
Application Fee

Professional Assessment Fee

Entrance Fee

Subscription Fee

Fellow

550

-

1,840

2,810

5,200

Member by Professional Assessment

550

2,200

1,460

1,980

6,190

Member by Recognition

550

-

1,460

1,980

3,990

Additional Discipline by Professional Assessment

-

1,500

-

-

1,500

Additional Discipline by Recognition

550

-

-

-

550

Companion

550

-

1,280

1,600

3,430

Associate

550

1,100

710

670

3,030

Graduate

-

-

710

670

1,380

Student (25 and over)

-

-

600

670

1,270

Student (24 and under)

-

-

150

190

340

Affiliate

270

-

670

830

1,770

Applicants whose place of residence are abroad may pay a non-resident subscription for the entrance and subscription fees which are 50% of the original fees by making a self-declaration that they intend to stay in Hong Kong for a period or a number of periods amounting to less than 183 days during the financial year to which it relates. However, this provision is not applicable to Student Member. Please refer to schedule on the subscriptions and fees.

For Transfer – for existing member who wishes to transfer to other class of membership


Transfer To

From

(non-refundable and non-transferable)

(to be taken upon successful election or transfer)

Total (HK$)

Application Fee

Professional Assessment Fee

Transfer Fee

Subscription Fee

Fellow

Member

550

-

380

830

1,760

Member

by Professional Assessment

Associate

550

2,200

750

1,310

4,810

Graduate

550

2,200

750

1,310

4,810

Student

550

2,200

860

1,310

4,920

Affiliate

550

2,200

790

1,150

4,690

Member

by Recognition

Associate

550

-

750

1,310

2,610

Graduate

550

-

750

1,310

2,610

Student

550

-

860

1,310

2,720

Affiliate

550

-

790

1,150

2,490

Associate

Student (25 and over)

550

1,100

110

0

1,760

Student (24 and under)

550

1,100

560

480

2,690

Graduate

550

1,100

0

0

1,650

Graduate

Student (25 and over)

-

-

110

0

110

Student (24 and under)

-

-

560

480

1,040



Membership Status to Non-resident

Declaration Form

(To be completed by relevant applicants)


To: Membership Section Fax: (852)2882 8402
I am in process of applying to become a member of the HKIE. I would like my membership status to be non-resident if elected and confirm that I intend to stay in Hong Kong for a period or a number of periods amounting to less than 183 days in a year and shall continue to maintain this status until further notice.


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