3 Ways to Become an Engineer in Malaysia

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Just like in any country, you have to obtain a degree in Engineering to be a professional Engineer in Malaysia. However, you have to be a registered graduate engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM).

But what if you are already a practicing Engineer from another country who wants to make a living in Malaysia? It is worth noting that there are three routes to becoming an engineer in the country, as per the board.

  1. Professional Assessment Examination (PAE)

BEM may approve your application for PAE given that you fulfilled the requirements of Regulation 22 of the Registration of Engineers Regulations 1990 (Amendment 2003). You shall submit your application along with the prescribed fee amounting to RM200. Once you qualified for the exam, you have to secure two copies of a typewritten report indicating your training and experience as well as a single copy of your working drawings.

  1. Corporate Member of Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM)

This is for those who obtained three years of practical experience as specified in the Regulation 22. Two years should be dedicated to general training in professional development while the remaining year focuses on exposure to different managerial and technical skills in the engineering practice.

  1. Route for a Professional Engineer from an Overseas Regulatory Body

If you are an Engineer from another country and you would like to work in Malaysia, you do not need to take the PAE or become a corporate member of IEM. Aside from complying with the requirements set by the board, you also have certified latest Professional Engineer Certificate, coming from the Regulatory Body of another country.

Finding an engineer vacancy in Malaysia is now easier than ever, thanks to job hunting websites. All you have to do is browse the Internet, get the details about your prospect job, and contact the employer. Finally, make sure to bookmark the website of BEM to get the latest updates about engineering practices in Malaysia.