If you are a Registered Professional Engineer and would like your data in the database of the Engineers Registration Board (ERB) to be updated, please provide your authorization by putting a tick (✔) in the box below:
□ Yes, I request my data in the database of the ERB to be updated according to the information on this form.
Name : Class of Membership applying for: Discipline (if applicable): Date:
You are deemed to have read and understood the Payment Instructions before submitting this Payment Form.
Membership Fees (see Table 1) Application Fee
Professional Assessment Fee
Subscription Fee Subscription for HKIE Transactions (see Note 2.1)
Fund for Learned Society Activities’ Premises (see Note 2.2)
Benevolent Fund (see Note 2.3)
Individual Assessment for Academic Qualification (see Note 2.4)
Please refer to the notes stated overleaf
TOTAL AMOUNT TO PAY (1) ~ (5)
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Card Expiry Date:___________________________ (mm/yy) (should be valid for the next six months)
Name of Cardholder:________________________________________________________________
Payment (in HKD): _________________________________________________________________
Cardholder’s Signature: _______________________________ Date: _________________________
Note: Payment by Credit Card is preferred.
Members are reminded that all articles of the Constitution must be observed, especially the following:-
Article 11 Membership of Disciplines Subject to Rules for Disciplines determined by the Council, all registerable Corporate Members and Associate Members of the Institution shall become members of the Discipline in which they are, at the time of election, deemed competent to practise.
Article 12 Conduct of members (1) To facilitate the advancement of the science of engineering by preserving the respect in which the community holds persons who are engaged in the practice of engineering, every member shall at all times so order his conduct as to uphold the dignity and reputation of the Institution, and act with fairness and integrity towards all persons with whom his work is connected and towards other members.
(2) Every Corporate Members shall at all times so order his conduct as to uphold the dignity and reputation of his profession and to safeguard the public interest in matters of safety and health and otherwise. He shall exercise his professional skill and judgement to the best of his ability and discharge his professional responsibilities with integrity.
(3) For the purpose of ensuring the fulfilment of the requirements of clauses (1) and (2) of this Article, but without prejudice to their generality, the Council may make, vary and rescind rules to be observed by members of any class with regard to their conduct. No such rule, variation or rescission shall be in any way repugnant to the Ordinance or this Constitution.
2. Please fill in the amount of your payments for item (1) to (5) in the “Amounts” column of the Payment Form. Details of the payments are itemised below:
Subscription for HKIE Transactions – The HKIE Transactions is a technical publication of the Institution with four issues per year at HK$120. Subscription of the Transactions is at your own discretion.
Fund for Learned Society Activities’ Premises - voluntary donation for acquisition of additional premises for learned society activities.
Benevolent Fund - voluntary charitable donation
Individual Assessment on academic qualification is an assessment for candidates who have qualifications other than those directly accepted by the Institution. Individual Assessment fee is currently charged at HK$1,000.
Please fill in the “Total Amount to Pay” by adding up the amounts for item (1) to (5) and send the original Payment Form along with the application form.
How to Pay
By Visa or Master Card
Please provide credit card details by completing the lower part of the Payment Form. Please return the original copy to the HKIE.
Cheques should be crossed and made payable to “The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers”. Please mark your membership number on the back of the cheque, where applicable.
For Non-resident members payment by bank draft or cheque issued by a bank in Hong Kong is preferred. However, payment by any Visa or Master card is also acceptable.
5. For enquiries regarding Payment Form, please contact the Membership Section at 2895 4446.
The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) Notice Relating to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (the “Ordinance”)
The Ordinance serves to protect the privacy of living individuals in relation to personal data. Any personal data collected and recorded, whether on computer or manually, in relation to a member or an applicant for membership of the HKIE or other individuals will be subject to regulation by the Ordinance.
2. From time to time, it is necessary for all members or applicants for membership to supply the HKIE with data in connection with his membership with HKIE or his application therefor. Failure to supply such data may result in an inability of the HKIE to maintain the membership or process the application for membership.
3. The purposes for which data relating to applicants for membership may be used are as follows:-
(a) processing of membership applications; and
(b) registration in training scheme(s) and related matter.
4. The purposes for which data relating to members may be used in addition to the purposes as stated in paragraph 3 above are as follows:-
(d) verification of membership and discipline status by the public;
(e) training and continuing professional development activities;
(f) publication of the HKIE (e.g. journal, yearbook, diary, Christmas cards, President’s Message) and delivery of such materials;
(g) the delivery of other publications;
(h) activities relating to learned society;
(i) activities relating to Divisions and Committees of the HKIE;
(j) activities and communications (including election materials) relating to annual general meetings and other meetings of the HKIE;
(k) communications from representatives of the Engineering Functional Constituency of the Legislative Council;
(l) meeting the requirements to make disclosure under any law binding on the HKIE;
(m) any actions in relation to disciplinary and related proceedings;
(n) all other incidental purposes relating to the qualifying and learned society functions of the HKIE;
(o) announcement or publication of membership and discipline status (or any changes thereof) in any media e.g. newspapers and other publications including HKIE’s journal, yearbook, diary, website etc.;
(p) determining and collecting amounts owed to or by members;
(q) purposes relating thereto.
5. Use of Data in Direct Marketing
The HKIE intends to use a member’s data in direct marketing as follows and the HKIE requires the member’s consent (which includes an indication of no objection) for such purpose:-
(a) the data that may be used by the HKIE for direct marketing is: name, address and other contact details.
(b) the following classes of services, products and subjects may be marketed:-
(i) donation and contribution to the HKIE and activities organized or supported by the HKIE (including its Divisions and Committees);
(ii) conferences, seminars, workshops, talks, events, trips and social functions;
(iii) products and services offered by third parties which the HKIE considers to be of interest to members generally.
If a member does not wish the HKIE to use his data for use in direct marketing as described above, the member may exercise his opt-out right by notifying the HKIE.
6. Data held by the HKIE will be kept confidential but the HKIE may provide such data to:-
(a) any agent, contractor or third party service provider who provides administrative, telecommunication, computer or other services to the HKIE in connection with the operation of the HKIE;
(b) any other institutions with Reciprocal Recognition Agreements (Note1);
(c) the Engineers Registration Board for the purpose of applications or renewals of Registered Professional Engineers status under the Engineers Registration Ordinance;
(d) any other person under a duty of confidentiality to the HKIE.
Such data may be transferred to a place outside Hong Kong.
7. In accordance with the terms of the Ordinance, any member or applicant for membership has the right to:-
(b) require the HKIE to correct any data relating to him which is inaccurate;
(c) to ascertain the HKIE’s policies and practices in relation to data and be informed of the kind of personal data held by the HKIE.
8. In accordance with the terms of the Ordinance, the HKIE has the right to charge a reasonable fee for the processing of any data access request.
9. For access and correction of data, please address to:
The Personal Data Privacy Officer
The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
9/F Island Beverley
No.1 Great George Street
The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
You may, at any time and without charge, choose not to receive any of our future marketing communications. If you choose not to receive any marketing communication from the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, please fill out and return the form below to us by post or by fax at 28828402 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
I do not wish to receive any marketing communication/message from you in future. I understand that I will not receive any communication which falls within the scope of paragraph 5.
Name : _________________________________________________
Membership No. : _________________________________________________
Date : _________________________________________________
Note: If you wish to receive marketing communication/message from the HKIE in future, please let us know in writing by addressing to our Personal Data Privacy Officer.
Guidance Notes to Applicant for Membership from Academic Sector
The guidance notes are extracted from Membership Booklet Number Three-Routes to Membership. All sections shown below refer to the same booklet.
Applicant for Membership from Academic Sector under General Experience Route has to observe the following :-
Applicant must possess academic qualifications recognised by the Institution (Section 2)
Applicant must possess a minimum of six years experience in a discipline including a minimum of one year responsible experience. (Section 3 paragraph 4.4 and paragraph 6.2)
In pursuant to (b), experience requirements relevant to applicant from Academic Sector is reproduced below (Section 3 paragraph 4.7):-
Post graduate course and academic appointments
A relevant higher degree may be accepted as part of the general experience period. Normally, the maximum allowed is 6 months for a relevant master’s by course work and project normally taking 12 months full-time or 24 months part time; 12 months for a master’s by research normally taking 24 months; and 18 months for a relevant doctorate course normally taking 36 months, subject to a review of the practical content of the project or research undertaken. Evidence of the practical aspects should be provided with the application form.
For experience gained in academic appointments, emphasis should be given to hands-on applications of practical engineering, such as research projects, the design of laboratories, and industrial consultation.
Applicant has to submit the following to the satisfaction of the HKIE before professional Assessment could be arranged:-
Training and Experience Report
A submission of between 1600 – 2000 words. The object of the report is to inform the assessors about the applicant's training and experience. (Section 4 paragraph 4.1).
Supporting Documentation for applicant working in academic institution (Section 4 paragraph 4.5)
Engineers who have spent the majority of their experience working in academic institutions should submit a report based on an engineering research project, instead of samples of recent works. The report should include a brief summary of the research project (or projects), stating the subject matter and objectives, and a full list of publications and reports. The report should reflect the applicant’s experience in the design and setting up of equipment, the carrying out of research, reporting on the results and cost implications, and drawing appropriate conclusions. A thesis on its own prepared for a higher degree is not acceptable instead of the report.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Records
For applicant under General Experience Route, the CPD requirement is a minimum average of 45 hours per year for the 6 years immediately prior to their application for Professional Assessment. (Section 4 paragraph 4.4)
All documents should be the applicant’s own work and documents must be “verified” by a Corporate Member of the Institution or the employer.
All documents submitted will be treated as confidential and will be returned to the applicant. Applicant should however retain copies of all documents submitted as the Institution does not accept responsibility for any documents which may be lost or damaged
(e) Applicant has to take a professional assessment which consists of an interview and essay writing. (Section 4 paragraph 5,6,7 and 8)
Applicant for Membership from Academic Sector under Mature Route
(a) Applicant with academic qualifications recognised by the Institution have to observe the following :-
Applicant must be at least 35 years old and have six years relevant experience in a discipline
Applicant has to follow the procedure and submission requirements stated in Section 5 (paragraph 3 and 4)
In general, applicant is required to make a submission of 5,000-10,000 words with CPD records
The CPD requirement for Mature Applicant is that he/she demonstrates that he/she has undertaken an average of 45 hours (or 7.5 days) per year of relevant extra developmental updating for the 3 years immediately prior to their application for Professional Assessment.
(iv) If the submission satisfied the requirements of the HKIE, an interview will be arranged. (Section 5, Paragraph 5)
Applicant with academic qualifications not recognised by the Institution have to observe the following :-
Applicant must be at least 35 years old and has had experience in posts of generally increasing responsibility in a relevant branch of engineering over a period of at least 15 years
Applicant has to follow the procedure and submission requirements in Section 5 (paragraph 3 and 4)
In general, applicant is required to make a submission of 5,000-10,000 words with CPD records
The CPD requirement for Mature Applicant is that he/she demonstrates that he/she has undertaken an average of 45 hours (or 7.5 days) per year of relevant extra developmental updating for the 3 years immediately prior to his/her application for Professional Assessment.
If the submission satisfied the requirements of the HKIE, an interview will be arranged. (Section 5, Paragraph 5)
Membership of Divisions, Safety Specialist Committee (SSC)
and Young Members Committee (YMC)
Information to note: As a learned society, the HKIE encourages the exchange of technical information and ideas of different engineering fields among members and kindred organisations. Many of the learned society activities including but not limited to technical meetings, seminars and social events are organised by Divisions and Committees which allow members with common technical or other interests to share and disseminate information.
Division membership is open to any member of the Institution. Only members of the Divisions shall have the voting right in the General Meetings of the respective Divisions.
Each member of the HKIE may join three Divisions free of charge, and is required to pay HK$100 per annum for joining each additional Division. (Members who wish to join more than three Divisions shall be required to enclose a cheque with the right amount payable to “The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers” when submitting this form.)
New Applicants Please complete and return this form together with the HKIE Membership Application Form to facilitate concurrent processing of the application for membership of Divisions, SSC and YMC. Membership of the Division, SSC and YMC shall be deemed to have taken place from the date of admission to membership of the HKIE.
Should members wish to change (add or remove) membershipof Divisions, SSC and YMC, please fill out the required parts of the form to indicate clearly your updated choice(s) of Division membership and return the completed form to the Membership Section of the HKIE Secretariat.
Application for Membership of Divisions, Safety Specialist Committee (SSC) and Young Members Committee (YMC) FOR NEW APPLICANTS
Please complete Sections A and C FOR EXISTING MEMBERS
Please complete Sections B and C
Section A - Selection of Divisions/SSC/YMC
Are you interested in joining the Divisions/SSC/YMC?
□ YES □ NO (If no, please go straight to Section C)
Please indicate your choice by putting tick(s) in the box(es) below:
1Note Reciprocal Recognition Agreements are agreements entered by the HKIE with other institutions on the reciprocal recognition of corresponding membership. Please ask for an update list of institutions who have Reciprocal Recognition Agreements with the HKIE from the Secretariat.