Last Updated : 13 December 2010
The Institution of Engineers, Singapore was formally established on July 1966 as the national society of engineers in Singapore. IES is the premier engineering Institution in Singapore and is called upon by the Government to provide feedback on professional engineering matters. IES Academy IES is well represented among the faculty members of the major engineering institutions of higher learning in Singapore. Through close collaboration with the local universities and polytechnics, IES organizes courses, seminars and talks for engineers and IES members to advance the continuous development of engineers. The Institution maintains close links with professional organizations of engineers regionally and throughout the world. These include organisations in Australia, China, Japan, United Kingdom and the United States. The Institution also represents Singapore in the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations (AFEO) and the Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP) in promoting goodwill and fellowship among all engineers in ASEAN and the Asia-Pacific region.
Through its Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB), IES obtained full signatory status in the Washington Accord (WA) in June 2006. The entry grants IES the authority to represent Singapore, the first country within the ASEAN region which has obtained full signatory status in the WA, to vet education systems under the WA mutual recognition framework.
IES does not forget the importance of contributing back to society. Together with the Society of Engineers for the Community (SEC) and the Nee Soon South Community Club Management Committee (NSS CCMC), IES has set up a Senior Activity Centre to fulfill its corporate social responsibility. The Institution also organizes annual visits to homes for the less privileged and the elderly.
IES will not rest on its laurels and will seek to bring the engineering profession greater recognition and raise the status of engineers both locally and internationally through closer collaboration with its stakeholders and contributions to society.
To fulfill the expanding role of the Continuing Education Centre (CEC), IES set up the IES Academy on 1 April 2006. IES Academy aims to be the leading provider of practical engineering knowledge and lifelong training for engineers and technical personnel in Singapore. With the assistance of the various IES technical committees, it is actively conducting courses, workshops, seminars, and talks for IES members and the public.