The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) was incorporated under the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Ordinance, Chapter 1105 of the Laws of Hong Kong in 1975. The Institution sets standards for the training and admission of engineers and has strict rules governing its members’ conduct. As a learned society, it regularly organises activities to keep members abreast of the latest engineering developments and for the purpose of continuing professional development.
Classes of Membership of HKIE
The HKIE consists of the following classes of membership:
Classes of Membership
Fellow is the highest grade of membership available for application. A Fellow should have obtained a position of considerable technical and/or administrative responsibility for sufficient duration in meeting the respective requirements.
A Member is a fully qualified engineer, who is competent to discharge duties at professional level.
A Graduate Member is an individual who meets the academic requirements for Member or Associate Member.
An Associate Member is a fully qualified engineering technologist.
A Companion is not an engineer but is in a position of responsibility comparable with that of the class of Member, in a profession related to engineering.
A Student Member is an individual who is studying an accredited/recognised engineering programme.
An Affiliate is an individual who involves in, or with an interest in engineering.
Fellow and Member are professionally qualified engineers and are recognised as Corporate Members. Corporate Members have the right to vote at Annual General Meetings. As at July 2014, the Institution has over 31,000 members of which more than 14,000 are in the grade of Corporate Membership.