Professional Engineers (Amendment) Bill

Bill No. 18/1980

Read the first time on 29th July 1980.
An Act to amend the Professional Engineers Act (Chapter 225 of the Revised Edition).
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows: —
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Professional Engineers (Amendment) Act, 1980, and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
Amendment of section 8
2.  Section 8 of the Professional Engineers Act is amended —
(a)by inserting, immediately before the words “University of Singapore” in paragraph (a) of subsection (1), the words “National University of Singapore or the”; and
(b)by deleting subsection (2) and substituting the following: —
(2)  Subject to subsection (2A) of this section, no person shall be entitled to registration under paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of subsection (1) of this section unless he can satisfy the Board that he has had after obtaining his qualifications —
(a)practical experience in engineering work at professional level for a continuous period of not less than two years and has passed such professional practice examination as may be prescribed or approved by the Board;
(b)practical experience in engineering work of not less than five years, of which at least two years shall be practical experience gained in engineering work at professional level in Singapore; or
(c)such practical experience in engineering work at professional level of not less than ten years as may be recognised by the Board.
(2A)  The Minister may after consultation with the Board exempt, subject to such conditions as he thinks fit, any person from the requirements of subsection (2) of this section.”.