No. S 188
Professional Engineers Act
Professional Engineers
(Amendment) Rules 2021
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 36 of the Professional Engineers Act, the Professional Engineers Board, with the approval of the Minister for National Development, makes the following Rules:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Rules are the Professional Engineers (Amendment) Rules 2021 and come into operation on 1 April 2021.
Amendment of rule 3
2.  Rule 3(1) of the Professional Engineers Rules (R 1) (called in these Rules the principal Rules) is amended by deleting sub‑paragraph (b) and substituting the following sub‑paragraph:
(b)where —
(i)the applicant has passed the oral examination mentioned in rule 4A(1)(b) — within 5 years after the date the applicant passed the examination; or
(ii)the applicant has passed the Practice of Professional Engineering Examination mentioned in rule 4A(1)(a)(ii) —
(A)on any date between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2019 (both dates inclusive) — within 7 years after the date the applicant passed the examination; or
(B)on any other date — within 5 years after the date the applicant passed the examination.”.
Amendment of rule 5
3.  Rule 5(2) of the principal Rules is amended —
(a)by inserting, immediately after sub‑paragraph (a), the following sub‑paragraph:
(aa)where the person seeks to be registered in the chemical engineering branch, the practical experience must be obtained in Singapore during a period of not less than 2 years (in aggregate) in process design, process operations, process safety management or any combination of chemical engineering work (as the case may be) involving inspection, investigation, assessment or evaluation whilst under the supervision of any registered professional engineer who has in force a practising certificate;”; and
(b)by inserting, immediately after the word “civil,” in sub‑paragraph (c), the word “chemical,”.
Amendment of Fourth Schedule
4.  Item 3 of the Fourth Schedule to the principal Rules is amended by deleting the words “conducted by the Building and Construction Authority” in paragraph (ii) of Set (C) in the third column.
[G.N. Nos. S 165/95; S 670/2003; S 765/2005; S 72/2011; S 818/2013; S 536/2014; S 12/2017; S 26/2018; S 500/2018; S 240/2019; S 241/2019; S 815/2020]
Made on 19 March 2021.
Professional Engineers Board,
[MND/Infra/BCA/PEB/Legislation/PE Rules; AG/LEGIS/SL/253/2020/1 Vol. 1]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 36(3) of the Professional Engineers Act).