06.04.2018 - UNESCO Office in Jakarta

UNESCO Supports Institution of Engineers, Indonesia to Review the Engineering Standard and Its Implication to Accreditation and Qualification

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The Institution of Engineers, Indonesia (Persatuan Insinyur Indonesia - PII) in collaboration with UNESCO held a national workshop on “Engineering Standard Review and Its Implication to Accreditation & Qualification In According To Indonesian Engineering Act No 11 / 2014” 27 March 2018. The workshop was organized in partnership with the National Standardization Agency of Indonesia (Badan Standardisasi Nasional - BSN) and National Accreditation Committee (Komite Akreditasi Nasional - KAN) with the supported of the Malaysia Fund in Trust (MFIT).

Prof. Dr. Shahbaz Khan, Director and Representative UNESCO Office Jakarta gave welcoming remarks and officially opened the workshop, followed by a keynote speech of Mr. Kukuh S Ahmad, the Deputy for Standard and Accreditation of BSN. The workshop was attended 70 people with approximately 10% women. The participants are members of PII representing different discipline of the engineering chapters, quality assurance body, engineering service council, professional certification body, accreditation body and PII board of executive.

The objectives of the workshop was to review the standard of engineering competence in accordance to the Indonesian Act No. 11 Year 2014 (Undang-Undang No 11 Tahun 2014 tentang Keinsinyuran). The act that was enacted on March 2014 mandated the Institution of Engineers, Indonesia (PII) as the engineering profession association. This act assigned PII to ensure standard complying; engineering education program (in collaboration with university); continuing professional development (CPD); registration of engineers; implement code of ethics.

The workshop delivered recommendations with regard to engineering standardization, accreditation, and qualification. The recommendations will be submitted officially to the Indonesian Engineering Council (Dewan Insinyur Indonesia) and the Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education. In addition, the workshop also delivered the first revision of Professional Engineering Competency Standard (BKIP) that had been applied since 1997. The revision is required to align conformity with Act.

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