Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

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For one of the eight subsidised tertiary institutes in Hong Kong, see Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE)
Abbreviation HKIE
Formation 1947
Type Professional society
Headquarters 1 Great George Street, Hong Kong
Website www.HKIE.org.hk
Formerly called
Engineering Society of Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) is a professional body of engineers in Hong Kong. It was founded in 1947 as the Engineering Society of Hong Kong and was incorporated as Hong Kong Institution of Engineers in 1975.[1] The institution aims to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas, train the members in new technology and practices, and to raise the standing and visibility of engineers. It has a membership of more than 24,000, as of February 2010, under 19 different engineering disciplines.

History of the institution[edit]

The Engineering Society of Hong Kong was set up in 1947, following the efforts of John Finnie, an engineer who organised talks on engineering in the civilian internment camp at Stanley, during the second World War. The society was established in the Lee Gardens Hotel. In 1972 the Society was amalgamated with the Hong Kong Joint Group of the Institutions of Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers of London, and transformed into the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers with both learned society and qualifying functions three years later.

Milestones[edit]

1947 - Founding of Engineering Society of Hong Kong

1972 - Amalgamated with the independent Hong Kong Joint Group of the Institutions of Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers of London

1975 - Incorporated by Law as the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

1982 - Recognition of the HKIE Corporate Members by the Government for Civil Service Appointments

1995 - Admitted to the Washington Accord

1997 - 50th Anniversary of the Founding of Engineering Society of Hong Kong

2001 - Admitted to the Sydney Accord and the Engineers Mobility Forum (EMF)

2003 - Admitted to the Engineering Technologists Mobility Forum (ETMF)

2005 - 30th Anniversary of the HKIE Incorporation

2007 - 60th Anniversary of the Founding of Engineering Society of Hong Kong

2009 - Admitted to the Seoul Accord

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Official Website. 'History'.