3.1.1 The Institution
(a) Fellows and Members who shall be
(b) Associate Members, Associates,
Students, Honorary Fellows and Affiliates who shall be
known as non corporate members.
(i) Honorary Fellows
shall be Corporate Members if they satisfy the admission
requirements for Corporate Membership.
Affiliates shall not be individuals but institutions,
organizations, societies and associations.
technicians and Technicians who shall be non-Corporate
3.1.2 The names of all Corporate and
non-Corporate shall be entered on the Roll of the
Institution, (herein after referred as the "Roll"). A
member who changes his name shall thereupon inform the
secretary stating his former name, and the secretary
shall amend the Roll accordingly.
3.1.3 The Roll
shall distinctly and separately record the names of:
(i) All Honorary fellows,
(ii) All Corporate Members,
(iii) All non-corporate Associate Members
Fellow Technician and Technician Members
(v) All non
corporate Individuals of other classes
3.1.4 Proposals of candidates for
admission or transfers: Every application for admission
or transfer shall be proposed, from personal knowledge,
and supported as follows:
FELLOWS: By two Fellows;
MEMBERS Class: By two Corporate members;
NON/CORPORATE Class: By two members, one of whom must be
a corporate member.
Note: Applicants overseas may be
sponsored, subject to Council's approval, by two
Corporate Members of the appropriate National
Fellows shall comprise every person who has been
transferred or admitted to the Grade of Fellow so long
as his name is on the Roll as such.
3.2.2 There shall
be subject to Rule 3.2.2.d (III) and 3.2.3 no direct
admission to the Institution in this grade. Admission
shall be by transfer from the grade of member, and to be
eligible for transfer to the grade of Fellow, a Member
(a) Have passed the Institution's qualifying
examination and satisfied its prerequisite, or obtained
and academic qualification acceptable for registration
with the Council of Registered Professional Engineers
(b) Shall be at least 35 years of age,
(c) have had at least ten years in the Grade of
Member of which at least 5 years shall be in a position
of responsibility in important engineering work whether
in the design, execution , promotion, practice thereof,
(d) Have either made some noteworthy contribution
to the science of Engineering that his admission as a
Fellow would, in the opinion of the council, advance the
interests of the Institution.
For the purpose of this
Rule, the Council may, in any particular case, accept in
place of employment in the design of important
(i) Either employment as Professor
of Engineering, or as a Senior Member of the Engineering
staff in a University or College which has a regular
course of study leading to Academic qualifications
approved by the Council of Registered Professional
Engineers of Mauritius; or employment in a responsible
position on Engineering Research Professional Engineers
(ii) Take into consideration the number
of years in the grade of Member of the Professional
Engineers Association Mauritius, or of any other
Engineering institution recognized by the Council.
(iii) Waive the foregoing requirements and admit, on
application to the grade of Fellow, an engineer who is
qualified, and who has exceptional professional
attainments, and who holds a grade equivalent to that of
Fellowship of any engineering institution recognized by
3.2.3 Not withstanding the preceding
provisions the Council may consider to the class of
Fellow ay corporate member, upon application, if the
Council judges that the short fall in length of
experience and membership is adequately compensated by
the level of superior responsibilities held by the
applicant, and his contributions to the advancement of
Members shall comprise
every person who has been admitted to the grade of
member so long as his name is on the Roll as such:-
For the admission into the grade of Member a candidate
(a) have passed the institution's qualifying
examination and satisfied its prerequisites or have
obtained an academic qualification acceptable to the
council of Registered Professional Engineers Mauritius,
(b) subsequent to graduation, have had at least
four years of practical Engineering experience. He must
have held a position of high responsibility for two
years, of which at least one year shall be in design,
and/or planning, and at least one year in construction
(i) For the purpose of this rule
the council may, in any particular case, take into
consideration the number of years spent in engineering
research or in the teaching of engineering, on a course
leading to an academic qualification approved by the
council, and equate two years of such research and or
teaching to one year of required level of experience.
3.4 Honorary Fellow
3.4.1 Honorary fellowship.
Honorary Fellows shall comprise every person who has
been admitted to the grade of honorary fellow, so long
as his name is on the Roll as such. Honorary Fellowship
shall be open to persons who, by their exceptional
merits or achievements, have help or are in a position
to render extraordinary service to the institution. The
Council shall be empowered to elect them as such, and
they shall enjoy the privileges of non-corporate members
without having to pay an entrance fee or annual
3.4.2 All Honorary Fellows who meet
the corporate membership requirements of the institution
shall be deemed to be corporate Members.
council may admit, as Honorary Fellows, any Corporate or
Senior member of any International Engineering
Institution or Society established for the advancement
of engineering, if the council considers that such
association shall contribute to the advancement of the
Institutions objects. Such a member shall hold this
honorary membership by virtue of being a member of that
Institution, or Society.
3.5 Associate Members
3.5.1 Associate members shall comprise every person who
has been admitted to the grade of associate member so
long as his name is on the Roll as such.
admission to the grade of associate member a candidate
(a) Be at least 21 years of age,
passed the institutions qualifying examinations and
satisfied the prescribed prerequisites, or obtained an
academic qualification acceptable to the Council of
Registered professional Engineers of Mauritius.
Any person, that satisfying rule 3.5.2.(b), admitted as
associate member on or before 31 December 1992, and who
was on the Roll of the Institution as associate member
on the 12 March 1993, shall retain membership of the
grade, and shall be eligible for transfer to Corporate
Membership as if he satisfies the academic requirements
for Corporate membership.
Students shall comprise every person who has been
admitted to the grade if student as long as his name is
on the Roll as such.
3.6.2 This grade of membership
shall be open to persons who are following a course less
leading to an academic qualification acceptable to the
council of Registered Professional Engineers of
3.6.3 A person may remain a student until
his 3oth birthday or for seven years from the date of
admission as student.
3.6.4 No person eligible for
the grade of Association member shall be admitted as
3.7.1 Associate shall
comprise every person admitted to the grade of
association so long as his name is on the Roll as such.
3.7.2 For admission to the grade of association a
(a) be at least 35 years of age,
(b) shall attained a position of responsibility, and
(c) in view of the connection with engineering, or any
technical science, be able to collaborate with engineers
for the advancement and practice of their respective
(d) not be eligible to corporate
membership of the institution.
3.8 Technician Class
3.8.1 Technician member
188.8.131.52 Technician members
shall comprise any person who has been admitted to the
grade of technician as long as his name is on the Roll
184.108.40.206 This grade is open to technicians in
engineering for admission into the grade of technician
220.127.116.11 Applicants to the grade of
(a) Be at least 21 years of age,
(b) Have obtained a qualification in Engineering, which
the Council recognises as being of a standard not
academically lower than that of a full technological
certificate (in an engineering discipline) from the city
and Guilds of London Institute, or of a two years
diploma in Engineering of the University of Mauritius,
or any other technician qualification acceptable to the
(c) Has a minimum of 4 years experience
as a technician in engineering
18.104.22.168 For the
purpose of rule 22.214.171.124(c) the council shall give due
credit to experience gained prior to qualifying.
3.8.2 Fellow Technician.
126.96.36.199 This grade shall
be open to experienced Technicians in Engineering.
188.8.131.52 For admission to this grade a candidate shall:
Either (a) have been on the Roll as a Technician member
and have acquired at least 10 years of post
qualification experience, with at least five years in a
position of high and direct responsibility for the
installation, and/maintenance engineering plant,
machinery or works, or has directly contributed towards
designs and modifications of engineering works under the
supervision of a corporate member.
Or (b) have been
admitted to or elected as Incorporated Engineer or
Technician Engineer, or equivalent grade of a
Professional Engineering of Technician Institution
acceptable to the Council.
Affiliates shall comprise every technical or engineering
organization, association or society formed for the
advancement and promotion of engineering science
admitted as an Affiliate so long as its name remains on
the Roll as such.
3.9.2 for admission to the grade of
Affiliate every applicant shall demonstrate to the
satisfaction of the council its seriousness of purpose,
and that there is no conflict between its aims and
objectives and those of the institution.
Applicant shall comply with such other requirements as
the Council may approve for admission to this grade.
3.10 Admission To Membership
3.10.1 Application for
membership shall be made on the form prescribed by the
Council, and forwarded to the secretary for
consideration by the Council in the light of all
relevant documents and information submitted. On such
form every applicant shall undertake, if admitted, to
order his conduct according to the principles laid down
in section V of these rules. The council may decide to
interview an applicant before taking a decision on his
3.10.2 The council shall prescribe from
time to time, for candidates opting to qualify through
the institution examinations, the qualifications and the
prerequisites. The Council shall prescribe for admission
to the class of associate members, members, and Fellows,
only qualifications that have been approved by the
council of registered professional engineers for
eventual registration as professional engineers.
3.10.3 The Council shall for the purpose of rules 3.10.2
set a standard not lower than that reflected by passing
an engineering degree or course taken after undergoing a
3 year post higher school certificate, or advanced leave
of the general certificate of education, in the relevant
branch of engineering.
3.10.4 It shall be in order
for the council to make the assessment of standard
referred to rule 3.10.3 by setting written and oral
examinations in subjects approved by the council.
3.11 Admission to any class of membership shall be
carried by at least two thirds majority of the members
of the council. The council shall not be under any
obligation to give a reason for refusing to grant
membership. When an applicant has been admitted or
transferred by the council, the secretary shall give
notice of such admission or transfer to the applicant.
The name of the person admitted as a member shall not be
added to the Roll until his subscription and entrance
fee has been received.
3.12 Rights of membership:
Corporate members may attend any general meeting of the
Institution, and, subjects to the provisions of the
rules, may introduce for considerations any matter which
comes within the scope of the objects of the
institution, and may speak on or vote upon any motion
which may be before such meeting.
3.13 A corporate
member may seek the advice and support of the
institution, or of the council, or of both, on any other
matter concerning his welfare.
members may vote in an election, referendum or ballot
conducted by the institution.
3.15 A Non-Corporate
member shall have the same rights as a corporate member,
except the right to vote at a general meeting or in any
election, referendum or ballot, or the right to be
elected as a member of the council, or the right to
represent that institution, or to sit by virtue of being
a member of the institution on any publicly constituted
3.16 Forfeiture of membership
whether corporate of Non-Corporate, may be reprimanded
and eventually removed by a resolution of the council
carried by at least three-fourths majority, in case such
(a) Breach the provisions of these
rules or any regulations or direction made or given
there under, or
(b) Lose the qualifications which
entitled him to be admitted as a member of the
(c) act in a manner contrary to the
objects of the institution or likely to bring the
engineering profession to disrepute.
3.17 Such a
decision of the council shall be preceded by an enquiry
conducted by the council into the alleged or suspected
breach of conduct, and shall be supported by adequate
3.18 Any member so removed from the
institution may appeal against the decision of the
council at a special general meeting of the institution.
Such appeal shall be addressed to the president of the
3.19 The right of appeal aforesaid shall be
exercised within one month from the date of the decision
3.20 For the purpose of rules 3.16
to 3.19 a successful conviction by a court of justice of
any member on a criminal charge shall be sufficient
cause for removal of the member's name from the roll of
3.21 the council shall also remove a
member's name from the Roll of the institution if that
member's is struck off the register of the council of
registered professional Engineers Mauritius, for gross
misconduct and professional incompetence.