Pakistan Engineering Council – Substantial Equivalence of Pakistan’s Engineering Council Qualifications in Asia & Pacific
According to PEC press release issued to ARCHI TIMES stated that the Pakistan through its representation by Pakistan Engineering Council has been recognized as the first economy under Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP) Accreditation System in its meeting held at Penang, Malaysia.
FEIAP Accreditation System is also endorsed and supported by UNESCO for substantial equivalence of engineering qualifications among the member countries. Dr Shahbaz Khan, Director UNESCO Asia, Africa and Pacific Region who was also present at the occasion congratulated PEC and attributed this achievement to the continued efforts by PEC leadership for global recognition of Pakistan’s engineering educational standards.
The recognition of Pakistan’s engineering qualifications by FEIAP Accreditation System will enable Pakistan to be considered by Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC Engineer) towards registration of Pakistani engineering graduates which will enhance mobility of engineers for the purpose of employment in other FEIAP economies.
PEC formally applied under the FEIAP guidelines to its general assembly in March 2015 and the Review visit was conducted in September this year by a review team comprising FEIAP Ex-President, Prof. Dr. Hean Teik Chuah and Vice President, The Institute of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) Ir. Lee Boon Chong to evaluate engineering education accreditation system of PEC in comparison with FEIAP criteria.
Complete cycle of implementation of Outcome Based Education (OBE) by the selected higher education institutions was observed by visiting team and comprehensive report was submitted to FEIAP Secretariat.
Further two parallel evaluation reports by the mentors Prof. Megat Johari Megat Mohd Noor and Prof. Dr. Kai Sang Lock from Malaysia and Singapore respectively, were also considered in FEIAP Standing Committee on engineering education and accreditation meeting. The meeting was held last month at Penang, Malaysia.
Pakistan’s case was defended by Engr. Dr. Nasir Khan, Additional Registrar, PEC and positive recommendations were forwarded to FEIAP Exco meeting, where in the house unanimously approved the acceptance and recognition of Pakistan.