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Professional Engineer

Definition:

The Professional Engineer/ Professional Engineering Technologist is an Engineer who is registered/licensed by the Engineering Council in that category to offer professional engineering services to the public in the field for which he is registered to the limitation prescribed by the Board of the Engineering Council.

CODE OF ETHICS FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING PRACTITIONERS

Ethics is defined as a moral philosophy or code of morals practiced by a person or group of people. An example of ethics is a the code of conduct set by a business, association or an Institution like IET Ghana.

Engineers must perform under a standard of professional behavior that requires adherence to the highest principles of ethical conduct. Engineers, in the fulfillment of their professional duties, shall: Hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public. Perform services only in areas of their competence.

We need to be ethical because it defines who we are individually and as a society. These are norms of behavior that everyone should follow.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS

Responsibility of A Professional Engineer:

The Professional Engineer develops solutions to the engineering problems using his acquired knowledge and extensive experience and skills, with innovation and creativity.

They take technical responsibility for complex systems with significant levels of risks.

They have the authority to sign and stamp engineering works thus taking the legal responsibility for them.

Responsibility of a Professional Engineering Technologist:

The Professional Engineering Technologist develops solutions to engineering problems in their areas of specialization. They work in support of and under the technical direction of professional engineers.

In areas of engineering where  they are sufficiently knowledgeable, they may be permitted to take technical responsibility for systems with significant risks and also sign and stamp engineering documents all within the limits as prescribed by the Board of the Engineering Council

ROAD TO MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION

QUALIFICATION CRITERIA

Register As Qualification
Professional Engineer
A. BSc (Eng), MSc (Eng), M.Eng, BTec (Eng), MTech (Eng), P.Dip (Eng), PhD (Eng), Doc (Eng) accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) or its equivalent approved for the purpose by the Council.

B. At Least 3 years of post-qualification engineering experience
Professional Engineering Technologist
A.Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) or its equivalent approved for the purpose by the Council; or Electrical Engineering Technician Part III (EET III); or Mechanical Engineering Technician Part III (MET III); or Construction Technician Certificate Part III (CTC III); or Full Technological Certificate (FTC)

B. At Least 3 years of post-qualification engineering experience
Engineering Technician
A. National Certificate 2 (NC2) in accordance with Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COVET) Regulations, 2012 (LI 2195) or its equivalent approved for the purpose by the Council; or Electrical Engineering Technician Part I or Part II (EET I or EET II); or Mechanical Engineering Technician Part I or II (MET I or MET II); or Construction Technician Certificate Part I or II (CTC or CTC II)

B. At Least 3 years of post-qualification engineering experience
Engineering Craftman
A. Non-Formally

1. NVTI Trade Test Grade I (NVTI 1) in Engineering

2. NVTI Proficiency Cert. 2 (NVPC 2) in Engineering

B. Formally Trained

1. NVTI Cert 2 in Engineering

2. National Proficiency Certificate 2 (NPC 2) in Engineering in accordance with (COVTVET Regulations, 2012 (LI 2195)

C. At Least 3 years of post-qualification engineering experience
Engineering Craftman

Auto Mechanic

Block Laying

Carpenttry

Electronics etc etc

Engineering Technician

Construction Technician  Course (CTC),

Electrical Engineering Technician (EET)

Motor Vehicle Technician (MVT)

Mechanical Engineering Technician (MET) etc, etc

Professional Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Civil Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Hydro Engineer

Biomedical Engineer etc etc

Fellow Professinoal Engineer

Electrical , Civil , Mechanical, Hydro, Biomedical etc etc

DESIGNATION OF MEMBERS BY IET GH/EC GH

A. Members of the Professional Engineering classes of the Institution shall be entitled to use after their names the following abbreviated grade of membership appropriate  to them.

  1. Professional Engineer
    a) Fellow – F.PE IET (GH)
    b) Professional Engineer – PE IET (GH)
    c) Professional Engineer (Interim)  – PE(I) IET (GH)
    d) Professional Engineer (Trainee) – PE(T) IET(GH)
  2.  
  3. Professional Engineering Technologist
    a) Fellow –  F.PET IET (GH)
    b) Professional Engineering Technologist – PET IET GH)
    c) Professional Engineering Technologist (Interim)  –  PET(I) IET (GH)
    d) Professional Engineering Technologist (Trainee)  – PET(T) IET (GH)
  4.  
  5. Engineering Technician –  ET IET (GH)
  6.  
  7. Engineering Craftsman
    a) Master Craftsman –  Mc. IET (GH)
  8. b) Craftsman –  EC.IET (GH)

B. Confirmed Professional Engineers and Professional Engineering Technologists shall be entitled to use the Prefix “Engr” before their Names.

C. Non-Professional Engineering Practitioners as listed below, shall be entitled to use the following abbreviated designation after their names:

i. Honorary Fellow – Hon. FIET (GH)

D. There shall be ‘Student Members’ at the various Engineering Based Institutions who shall be registered and categorized as such and prepared through various programmes for membership upon completion

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