Pakistan Engineering Council

Regulating the Engineering Profession

Pakistan Engineering Council

Regulating the Engineering Profession

Frequently Asked Questions

Engineers Registration

Yes, previous Original Registration Certificate is mandatory for endorsement whether it was expired.

In case of loss of Original Certificate following documents are required:-

  • Affidavit of lost certificate (Duly signed by the Engineer & must contain name of
    engineer and PEC registration number)
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Copy of FIR (Must contain name of engineer and PEC registration number)
  • Receipt /challan of Rs 1,000/- (Rupees one thousand only)

Yes, Engineer can endorse more than one qualification except the degree is not acquired under Distance Learning Qualification.

HEC Attested degree is not compulsory for endorsement; but if attested, then verification will not be carried out by PEC.

Distance Learning is not recognized by PEC; therefore, not endorsed.

An applicant can apply for registration online through link https://portal.pec.org.pk/

Rs: 5500/- fee is required for Professional Engineer.

Competency profile submission is mandatory for interview as PE so that panel of experts can assess engineers’ competency through his area of expertis and project details.

For elevation of title from RE to PE, An Engineers needs to return back his RE certificate so that new PE certificate will be issued.

There are two categories as mentioned below:

Category-I:

  • He/She must be graduated after April 2005.
  • Must be registered as R.E with PEC.
  • Has minimum five years of relevant professional experience after graduation.
  • He/She has passed EPE exam conducted by PEC.
  • Earned required 17 CPD points since August 2010.

Category-II:

  • He/She must be graduated prior to April 2005.
  • He/She has acquired engineering qualification from Pakistani Engineering
    Universities/Institutes duly accredited with PEC.
  • Has minimum 10 years’ experience after graduation.
  • Earned required 17 CPD points since August 2010.
  • Assessment by Subject Expert
  • Interview before Enrollment Committee (through Video link or physical at PEC
    designated Offices).

Requirements details are available in guidelines.

Create login using PEC portal and apply online with uploading readable scanned copies of the Bachelor degree, Transcript, fee voucher, CNIC, signature and photograph with a blue background. You will remain updated with every step for application process. The same photograph will be printed on the PEC registration certificate.

“Chartered Engineer” shall be eligible to be registered as “Professional Engineer” in the relevant discipline provided he/she possesses four years of engineering qualification and satisfies the PEC Regulations for Engineering Education.

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Please upload Readable Copy of paid challan of requisite fee through deposit slip Rs
1000 fee for life time for further process

It is result notification of graduates sent by HEIs to PEC.

“Registered Engineer” means a person who holds an accredited engineering qualification, whether working privately or in the employment of an engineering public organization and is registered as such by the Council. Registered Engineer shall perform all professional engineering works except independently signing design.

“Professional Engineer” means a person who holds an accredited engineering qualification and after obtaining a professional experience of five years, whether working privately or in the employment of an engineering public organization, has passed the prescribed engineering practice examination and is registered as such by the Council.

A newly graduate is registered with PEC as Registered Engineer. A Registered Engineer can become Professional Engineer after completing five years’ experience and passing engineering practice examination (EPE).

An engineer cannot undertake any professional engineering works unless registered with PEC. Therefore  registration with PEC is mandatory.

The qualification of B.Tech is not equivalent to Bachelor of engineering. Therefore PEC does not register them as such. PEC registers only such graduates who possess engineering qualification duly accredited with PEC.

There is no difference. There are different nomenclatures which are used by different Engineering universities.

Yes, he/she can apply through Online Registration Portal

Yes, renewal card is issued for maximum three years. The purpose of issuing renewal card for three years is to give opportunity to engineer for updating of his/her profile/record with PEC for future correspondence.

Yes, renewal card is issued for maximum three years. The purpose of issuing renewal card for three years is to give opportunity to engineer for updating of his/her profile/record with PEC for future correspondence.

PEC Online Account Info (view details) (Pay Order, Demand draft are not acceptable. Fee is received through online system)

After the expiry of Renewal Card, engineer has to apply for issuance of renewal card for any number of years not exceeding three at a time.

Application for renewal can be submitted online using Web portal along with scan copies of the required documents.

Fee Structure for renewal of Registered Engineers.

A Professional Engineer who has attained the age of sixty years and is unemployed shall be exempted from the payment of annual renewal fee for the rest of his life and his Renewal Card shall be issued upon his request.

Renewal Procedure for Non-Resident Pakistanis Registered Engineers and
Professional Engineers is same as those of resident Pakistanis Registered Engineers
and Professional Engineers respectively.

Two choices for Renewal are available for RE & PE i.e. yearly basis renewal and life time subscription.

Engineers who have paid lifetime subscription are also required to obtain renewal cards by following the renewal procedure after expiry on “NO CHARGE BASIS”. It means they are not required to pay any fee/cost for renewal purpose. However they have to renew his/her registration after expiry.

When a Registered Engineer has attained a minimum of five years of practical experience in relevant field of engineering from a recognized engineering organization or institution or service and has earned at least seventeen CPD credit points, he / she shall become eligible to apply for Engineering Practice Examination (EPE) on the form available in CPD Section, which is for the assessment of the engineering competence,
knowledge and skills of an applicant engineer.
A Registered Engineer may qualify for registration as Professional Engineer after qualifying the EPE, which may be arranged and conducted through local or foreign services hired or availed for the purpose.

An engineer who has done diploma must take admission in relevant engineer program. please visit link https://pec.org.pk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/DAE-UPDATED-LIST.pdf for reference.

CPD

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the means by which members of professional bodies maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge and skills for developing personal qualities required in their professional lives.
Pakistan Engineering Council under its Act has mandate for introducing and ensuring continued professional development activities amongst its growing community of engineers and has devised a comprehensive framework titled Professional Development of Engineers (Bye Laws – 2008) approved by the Government of Pakistan.

For newly Registered Engineer, first year after graduation shall be a grace period and CPD will be applicable from second year onwards. A Registered Engineer shall have to earn nine credit points in first three years cycle, twelve credit points in the next three years cycle and five credit points per year thereafter for renewal of registration as per CPD Bye Laws

CPD is mandatory for Professional Engineers (PE), either newly registered or already registered required to obtain three credit points per year for the renewal of the registration, with effect from July 2010.

CPD is mandatory for Professional Engineers (PE), either newly registered or already registered required to obtain three credit points per year for the renewal of the registration, with effect from July 2010.

The registered engineers and professional engineers can earn CPD points through the following means with documentary evidence
4.1 Category-1:
Formal Education
(Higher Education Recognized by PEC/HEC)
Applicable CPD ProgramDuration CreditCPD PointsRemarks

Limit = 4 Credit Points / Year
a. Post graduate Diploma(PGD)N/A2

4
(6-9 months)

(9-12 months)
b. Award of Post Graduate Degree (Engg, IT, Finance, Management, Economics, Law, etc.)N/A4


6
(course work only)

(course work plus research)
c. Award of Doctorate (Ph.D.) in EnggN/A12

4.2 Category-2:
 Applicable CPD ProgramDuration CreditCPD PointsRemarks
Work Based ActivitiesWork Experience
(Engineering related work including relevant aspects of Management)
400
(2.5 months
approx.)
1Limit = 2 Credit Points / Year

4.3 Category-3:
Development
Activities
Applicable CPD ProgramDuration CreditCPD PointsRemarks
Applicable CPD Program1. Membership of a recognized professional association/ body.400
(2.5 months
approx.)
1

2
National

International

Limit = 2 memberships/ year
2. Participation in Training & Development Programs1
3. Participation in Conference 20.5
4. Participation in Seminar20.5
5. Participation in Lecturers20.5
6. Participation in WorkshopOne Day1
7. Refresher Course/ Short CourseOne Day1

4.3 Category-4:
Individual
Activities
Applicable CPD ProgramDuration CreditCPD PointsRemarks
Limit for category -4 =
2 Credit Points / Year
1. Membership of a recognized professional association/ body.400
(2.5 months
approx.)
1

2
National

International

Limit = 2 memberships/ year
2. Participation in Training & Development Programs1
3. Participation in Conference 20.5
4. Participation in Seminar20.5
5. Participation in Lecturers20.5
6. Participation in WorkshopOne Day1
7. Refresher Course/ Short CourseOne Day1
8. Managing Technical events1.0
2.0
National
International

PEC is conducting CPD activities through Zoom video link, engineer can get registered for online CPD course through PEC official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/PECOfficial). Further, complete online CPD activities are also uploaded on PEC website.

It is an examination conducted by PEC for registered engineers to grant them the status of professional engineer which is conducted twice a year. It consist of following parts:

  1. Part-I: Common for all Engineering Disciplines.
  2. Part-II: Based on breadth and depth subjects of specific engineering discipline.

Candidate has to secure at least 60 % marks in each part to qualify the exam. Further, if candidate fails any of the exam part then he/ she has to pass the failed part only in three consecutive attempts.

A registered engineer with job experience of five (05) years and having 17 CPD points since 10th July 2010 is eligible to appear in EPE exam.

After announcement of EPE examination schedule through advertisement by PEC, eligible register engineer can apply for EPE examination through hard form available at PEC official website, along with all required documents mentioned on application form.

The EPE is optional for a Registered Engineer but is an essential part to obtain the title of Professional Engineer. However, those graduates who were registered with PEC before March 31, 2005 are titled as PE and if any of them now apply for registration, they have to appear for interview before PEC Enrollment Committee.

The fee to appearing in EPE exam is Rs. 2500/-.

Finance & Accounts

Fee can be deposited in below mentioned Accounts of MCB & HBL
MCB Collection A/c 0685583041005497
HBL Collection A/c 00427901578603

The fee through Banker Cheques, Pay orders can also be deposited in Banks through PEC online accounts.

The request for refund of excess fee is considered on written request after the approval of the concerned department.

Accreditation

Engineering qualification/ program accreditation is the process of peer review assessment process to verify imparting of quality education as per PEC laid down policy/ criteria (PEC Accreditation Manual – 2019 guidelines).

An Engineering qualification as accredited/ recognized by PEC and included in the First Schedule or Second Schedule of PEC Act 1976.

The list of accredited engineering programs are Accessible at:
https://pec.org.pk/accredition/programs-under-level-1/

Engineering qualifications accredited under Level-II of First Schedule of PEC Act 1976 are considered as substantially equivalent under Washington Accord.

Updates can be accessed at: https://pec.org.pk/programs-under-level-2/

Engineering Programs/ Professional Standings of various Universities/ Institutions and International Accords/ Agreements outside Pakistan are declared as substantially equivalent qualification/ status by Second Schedule of PEC Act.

 

Updates can be accessed at:
https://pec.org.pk/accredition/accredited-engg-programmes-outside-pakistansecond-schedule/ and

https://pec.org.pk/accredited-engg-programmes-outside-pakistansecond-schedule-2/

Minimum Qualification for admission to engineering Bachelor’s degree programs offered by Engineering Institutions and Universities are mentioned in PEC Regulations for Engineering Education in Pakistan, under Article-2(a)(i)(ii)(b)(c)(d):

 

A candidate seeking admission in an Engineering Institution/University for working towards Bachelor’s Degree in any recognized branch of Engineering must fulfill the following minimum requirements:─ (a) (i) He or she has passed the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC/HSSC) Pre-Engineering Examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, securing at least 60% marks in aggregate of a University, a Board of Intermediate or Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education in Pakistan. In addition, a combination of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Studies/Computer Science may be allowed for admissions in all Computer related Engineering Programmes, Electronics, Telecommunications and Avionics Engineering Programmes and a combination of Biology, Physics, Chemistry may also be allowed for Bio-Medical or Bio-Engineering.

An updated list of DAEs is available/ uploaded on PEC website to see the relevancy of DAE for admission in engineering program. Admission of the student may be cancelled if not relevant to the engineering program.

The deadline for request for Zero Visit to launch a new engineering program to PEC is January 31 of the same year.

The deadline for Interim Visit is before the end of 4th Semester of first approved intake.

By October of each year for the graduating batch in the succeeding year.

By March of the same year in which changes are required to be implemented in the program.

Migration cases be reported within same semester to PEC. NOC be also obtained in light of Artcle-3(d) of PEC Regulations for Engineering Education in Pakistan.

A candidate seeking admission in an Engineering Institution/ University for working towards Bachelor’s degree in any recognized branch of Engineering must fulfill the minimum requirements of PEC Regulations, Article-2(c)(i)(ii). Without above, the admission of the student may be cancelled when reported/ found illegal.

 

Article 2c(ii)

A candidate who has passed the Diploma of Associate Engineer (DAE) Examination, securing at least 60% aggregate marks shall be eligible for applying in admission on open merit in relevant discipline of Engineering in which he or she has passed the DAE examination; and the relevancy of DAE will be as determined by Accreditation Committee of this Council;

 

Article 2c(ii)

A candidate possessing four years degree/ qualification of B.Tech (Hons)/ B.S/ B.Sc./ Bachelor of Technology (with relevant discipline) or equivalent qualification duly recognized by HEC seeking admission towards the relevant engineering discipline against 02% reserved seats of B.Tech (Hons)/ B.S/ B.Sc./ Bachelor of Technology (with relevant discipline), shall be considered for admission in 2021 and after; with two years of exemption subject to assessment of courses by concerned HEI studied for allowing maximum 40 credit hours transfer and satisfying PEC Regulations, and where needed qualifying remedial courses, shall be eligible for registration with the Council as per laid down criteria:

 

          Provided that a candidate possessing above qualifications, enrolled against the reserved seats during the period January 2015 to December 2020 shall be considered for one year exemption, and;

 

          Candidates possessing B.Tech (Pass) and B.Tech (Hons) or equivalent qualifications, enrolled up to 31st December, 2014 shall be considered for exemption of one and two years, respectively.

 

Footnote: “B.Tech (Hons)/ B.S/ B.Sc./ Bachelor of Technology refers to four years technology degree/ program.”

5% seats over and above the allowed intake for government nominees including religious minorities in Public Sector Universities/ Institutions subject to approval from PEC. If HEIs desire to admit more students, then may apply for change of scope (increase in intake) to ensure the quality and standards.

The HEI must submit Intake data provisionally within one month of admission and final data should be shared at the end of 1st Semester. Further, the penalty policy would intact in case of violation as per Article-8 of PEC Regulations including procedural penalties.