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  • 08 Oct 2020 to 09 Oct 2020 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM) Closed
  • Managed by: IEM Academy Sdn Bhd
  • Organised by: IEM ACADEMY SDN BHD
  • Closing date before: 05 Oct 2020



The Registration of Engineers Act 1967 had been amended and took effect on 31st July 2015. One of the major amendments under the Act is to introduce a two-tier system of registration of Professional Engineers. One class of Professional Engineers who will go through the existing system of passing PAE or for being a Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM). The other class is Professional Engineers with Practicing Certificates.

In order for a professional engineer to obtain the Practicing Certificate, he must sit and pass the Professional Competency Examination (PCE). In short with the amendment, the submitting person must now be a Professional Engineer with a valid Practicing Certificate registered with BEM.

The main aim of the Professional Competency Examination is to ensure the competency of the Professional Engineer. The PCE will test the candidates within the limits of “professional engineering services” as defined by the Registration of Engineers Act 1967 in the engineering disciplines of civil & structural, mechanical and electrical engineering.

The examination will test the candidate’s knowledge, experience and application of:

  • Regulations and rules of engineering practice by BEM
  • Statutory laws, design codes, regulations and
  • Standards of professionalism and ethical behaviour imposed by BEM

The PCE comprises of 2 Parts - Part A is a common paper for all disciplines while Part B is meant for specific discipline. The syllabi that involve Law topics for Part A are:

  1. Laws and regulations governing the engineering profession in Malaysia
  2. Engineer’s responsibility to society and to the public
  3. Knowledge of laws having reference
  4. Knowledge of Contract Laws in Malaysia with respect to the construction industry

 This short course will cover the above topics, with particular emphasis on legal and contractual issues.



Ir. Lai Sze Ching graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from the University of Malaya in 1978. He also holds a LL.B degree from the University of London and LL.M from the University of Malaya, majoring in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Arbitration Law, Remedy and Construction Law. In addition, he also holds a Certificate of Legal Practice from the Qualifying Board of Malaysia and Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (UK).

He is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) (CIArb), Malaysia Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb), Malaysia Society of Adjudicators (MSAdj), Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AiADR) and Institution of Engineers Malaysia. He is also an Honourable Fellow of Asean Federation of Engineering Organisations (AFEO) and registered as a member of Asean Chartered Professional Engineers (ACPE).

Ir. Lai has more than 30 years working experience in the field of construction and property development. He is currently the Managing Director of consulting firms involved in Project Management, Construction and Contractual claims. He has also written articles on ADR, Arbitration and Construction disputes and had conducted talks on Law for Engineers and on Construction Law to local companies and Universities.

Being an accreditor of Engineering Accreditation Council Malaysia, he is also actively involved in the accreditation of local engineering programmes. Ir. Lai is appointed as the Student Ambassador for the External Law Programme of University of London. He is currently empanelled as Arbitrator, Mediator and Adjudicator in the panel of Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC).




Type Online Rate (RM) Offline Rate (RM)  
All member type
1000.00 1100.00
Non Member
All non member
1600.00 1700.00
Rate stated does not include 6% SST

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