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After years of research and consideration by senior engineering professionals here in South Africa and around the world, we are agreed that the following skills are necessary to achieve success in the engineering profession.  

  1. Define, investigate and analyse complex engineering problems.
  2. Design or develop solutions to complex engineering problems.
  3. Comprehend and apply advanced knowledge of the widely-applied principles underpinning good engineering practice.
  4. Manage part or all of one or more complex engineering activities.
  5. Communicate clearly with others in the course of his or her engineering activities
  6. Recognise and address the reasonably foreseeable social, cultural and environmental effects of complex engineering activities.
  7. Meet all legal and regulatory requirements and protect the health and safety of persons in the course of his or her complex engineering activities.
  8. Conduct all engineering activities ethically.
  9. Exercise sound judgement in the course of complex engineering activities.
  10. Be responsible for making decisions on part or all of complex engineering activities.
  11. Undertake professional development activities sufficient to maintain and extend competence.

             What's next?          SAIMechE Standard of Professional Competence

             After that?               Frequently Asked Questions

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