Application requirement

Application requirement

Guideline for membership application of HKIES

1.Membership grade
2. Application procedures
3. Standard of experience report
4. Membership review interview
5. Competence

1: Membership grade in HKIES:

‐Student
‐Licentiate
‐Associate
‐Member
‐Fellow
‐Honorary Fellow

2: Application procedures and requirement

  • -Student

Person undergoing approved course of study OR person working in Engineering
surveying industry

  • -Licentiate

Ordinary certificate in Surveying OR minimum 3 years experiences as assistant
surveyor

  • -Associate

Person graduated in Higher Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor Degree, OR
Minimum 10 years experiences as assistant surveyor.

  • -Member

Person with different academic qualifications:

  • Master degree / PgD –

1 year post academic experience in Engineering survey Or GIS,
Professional Interview,

  • Higher Certificate –

Associate member with 1 year experience OR,
5 year post academic experience as Engineering surveyor, and,
Submit project report approved by board of examiner,
Professional interview

  • Higher Diploma –

Associate member with 1 year experience OR,
3 year post academic experience as Engineering surveyor, and,
Submit project report approved by board of examiner,
Professional interview

  • Bachelor Degree –

Associate member with 1 year experience OR,
2 year post academic experience as Engineering surveyor, and,
Submit project report approved by board of examiner,
Professional interview

  • Direct Entry –

For applicant who holds recognized professional membership –
‐ Member of HKIS – LSD (Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, Land Survey
Division)
‐ Member of CICES – GE (Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering
Surveyors, Geomatics)
‐ Member of RICS – Geomatics (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors,
Geomatics)
‐ RPS (LS) HK (Registered Professional Surveyors)(Land Survey Division)

  • -Fellow

By application –
‐ 35 years old or above
‐ Holding senior position in Engineering Survey
‐ Degree equivalent or above
‐ Significant contribution to the Institution
By Invitation –
An eminent person in the industry, invited by the Council of Management

3: Standard of experience report:

Applicant must submit an experience report with 1200 – 2500 words, which
shows his/her contribution to a project, difficulties encountered in the project,
appropriate solution to each difficulties and personal improvement or
enhancement in engineering survey knowledge/skill through the project.
The project should not have taken place more than 5 years. The applicants should
demonstrate their ability to solve the problem in the project by the experience
report.
The experience report is not an introduction to a construction project or an
operation menu of a new technique. Applicants should indicate their
responsibilities in the project clearly. The most importance is that the applicants
should demonstrate their achievement of high standard of professional in
engineering survey industry.
The experience project report should demonstrate clearly that the applicant
fulfilled the competence.

4: Membership review interview

Before the commencement of the review interview, the submitted document by
applicant should be checked by the membership interview panel. If all documents
have been checked as fulfil the Member grade requirement, the review interview
would be arranged.
The review interview is scheduled:

  • 1: applicant introduces the project described in experience report,
    2: examiners ask questions based on applicant’s CV and experience report,
    3: examiners ask questions related to engineering survey industry,
    4: examiners ask questions related to professional bodies in Hong Kong.

Each interview is considered to be arranged not exceeded 30 mins. Basically, 2-3
examiners should be on the panel in each interview.

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