Why is it important?



The Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) is a statutory body which facilitates the registration of engineers and regulate the professional conduct and practice of registered engineers in order to safeguard the safety and interest of the public.Therefore, in order to hold the post of an engineer in the public sector, one has to certified by BEM.

Engineering School (Ecole d’ingénieurs)

BEM has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with CTI. Therefore, the diplôme d’ingénieur is recognised as a Masters of Engineering in Malaysia.

BEM’s Official Statement* :

Our recognition with regard to the Diplome Engineering qualification accredited by Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur (CTI) is for the purpose of registration as Graduate Engineers. The diplôme d’ingénieur qualification is considered as meeting the minimum qualification for registration as Graduate Engineer that allows progression to become a Professional Engineer


Unfortunately, the masters delivered by the universities are not recognised by the CTI. Thus, BEM does not recognised them neither. One can still try to convince the BEM to certify one’s masters but for now, we don’t know if it’s possible.

For those who like to work after their DUT, License or License Pro, your degree is not certified by the BEM. This is because BEM has a strict policy of only recognising a four year (or more) degree programme.

What’s next?

  • For those who have obtained a diplôme d’ingénieur, normally, there won’t be a problem of finding a job in Malaysia. All you have to do is to register with the BEM.
  • For those who followed the university pathway, you can find a job in the private sector.
  • For the JPA scholars who followed the university pathway, JPA will offer you a job but you’ll not hold the post of an engineer.


*Source : http://www.eac.org.my/web/document/FAQ.pdf

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