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HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER OF NSE

PRESENTED BY ENGR. BENJAMIN U., OZOBEME (MNIEEE, MNSE, MIEEE, TMIET, MNATE, R. ENG., R. ENGN. TECH. (COREN)) TO THE NIGERIAN INSTITUTION OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS (NIEEEE) WARRI CHAPTER ON WEDNESDAY THE 6TH OF MARCH 2013

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER OF NSE

DEFINITION: NSE means Nigerian Society of Engineers. It is the umbrella organization


for the engineering profession in Nigeria. The society looks after the professional needs of members through well structured programmes and regular interactions among the different cadre of membership, enhancing high professional standard and ethical practices. It was founded on 16th February, 1958 by a group of young Nigerian graduate engineers and students in the UK, the society was inaugurated at the Nigerian house in London. The NSE is registered with the corporate affairs commission as a company limited by guarantee.

OBJECTIVE OF THIS PRESENTATION:


To highlight what it takes to become a member of Nigerian Society of Engineers, the steps in getting to the various categories of membership. Benefits associated with membership.

LIMITATION OF THIS PRESENTATION


This presentation applies only to the Nigerian Society of Engineers and to some extent reference is made to COREN for further clarification.

CATEGORIES/REQUIREMENTS OF/FOR MEMBERSHIP


CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP There are two (2) categories of membership, which are Corporate and Affiliate membership. While the Corporate membership is made up of Fellows, Members and Corporate Firm Members, Affiliate is made up of Honorary Fellows, Graduates, Associates and Student membership. REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP The following are guidelines for persons desiring membership of the Nigerian Society of Engineers. The education and training requirements for each grade of membership are listed hereunder: i. STUDENTS A student member shall be a person who is undergoing an approved Engineering course of training leading to a degree in an institution recognized by the Council of the Society. ii. GRADUATES A person seeking admission to graduate Membership shall possess an academic qualification acceptable to the Council of the Society and registrable by the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) under the provision of the Engineering Decree (55) of 1970 or such amendments thereof. Post-qualification practical experience shall not be a requirement for entry into this class. iii. ASSOCIATES A person seeking election as an associate of the society shall possess an academic qualification at the level of (i) a university degree in the sciences allied to Engineering or (ii) HND in core Engineering without any post graduate degree in relevant engineering discipline . Such a candidate who should have been engaged on work related to the practice of Engineering for minimum period of 4 years is expected to apply only for associate

CATEGORIES/REQUIREMENTS OF/FOR MEMBERSHIP


iv. HONORARY FELLOWS This shall be to distinguished persons, who from their positions have either been or enabled to render notable assistance to the practice of engineering. v. CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP Admission into the membership grade of the Society can be through seven (7) routes. These are as below: A1: Candidates who are holders of the Bachelors degree in engineering whose institutions programmes are accredited by COREN and with such candidates having been registered by COREN as professional Engineers are admitted without having to sit for NSE examination/interview. A2: Candidates who are already corporate members of other Engineering institutions (Licensed as Professional, Chartered or Registered Engineer) recognized by COREN are admitted without having to sit for NSE Professional examination/interview.

CATEGORIES/REQUIREMENTS OF/FOR MEMBERSHIP


B1: Candidates who are holders of Bachelors degree in engineering whose qualifications are accredited by COREN or any overseas accreditation Board recognized by COREN. Such candidates who must have acquired a minimum of 4 years post-graduation relevant engineering experience are admitted by sitting for NSE Professional examination/interview. See General Guidelines for B1 & B2 Professional Interview/Examination C1: Candidates who are holders of correct and adequate basic academic qualifications by COREN standards and Regulations who are 40 years and above. Such candidates, who as at the time of application must have a minimum of 10 years post graduation experience, are expected to appear in person for an interview. C2: Top executives in government or parastatals, Industries etc, who are not only 45years and above, but who, as at the time of application, have a minimum of 15 years post-graduation experience and are expected to appear in person for an interview. However, the following combination was also approved by Council, for holders of: - HND (15years) + PGD (4 years) or - HND (20years) + PGD (2years)

CATEGORIES/REQUIREMENTS OF/FOR MEMBERSHIP


vi. FELLOW Election into the Fellowship Grade shall either be by direct application or by invitation of the Council. a. FELLOWSHIP BY DIRECT APPLICATION CONDITIONS BEFORE APPLICATION. i. 15 years post qualification experience. ii. Membership of the Society for at least 10 years. iii. Contributions to the development or promotion of the engineering profession. iv. A type-written report on professional experience, emphasizing personal contributions in any one or two areas of engineering practice obtained since the date of election to membership grade preceded by a resume of employments and appointments prior to membership grade. Three copies of the report should be submitted on A4-size paper with soft covers. v. Candidates with exceptional professional or public service achievements may be exempted from (a) and (b) above by the President but shall be required to pay any stipulated fees before consideration. They will be required to submit one copy of a paper read or book published in the past.

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR FELLOWSHIP


MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: To be met by all candidates. i. Must be 15 years post qualification and a corporate member for at least 10 years. ii. Must have attended at least 5 AGMs in 10 years prior to the year of application. iii. Must have written and presented four Technical/Management papers at NSE and or other fora acceptable to Council. All papers must have been written and already presented within the last 10 years preceding application. iv. Must have worked on some distinguished projects (Unique projects that stand out from the ordinary). v. Yearly refresher engineering courses/workshops attended by applicants to make him/her current and not with obsolete knowledge must be shown in the report/form. vi. Must be active in his/her Branch and Division activities. vii. Financial status must be up to date. Candidate must be consistent in payment of annual subscriptions/dues, levies etc in the last five years.

REQUIREMENTS FOR FELLOWSHIP


b. FELLOWSHIP BY INVITATION REQUIREMENTS A person to be invited to the Fellowship Grade of the Society is expected to have satisfied the following requirements: i. Must be a corporate member of the Society. ii. Shall satisfy all membership conditions as stipulated in the Societys memorandum& Articles of Association. iii. Must be COREN registered. iv. Shall normally have had not less than twenty (20) years outstanding experience in the practice of Engineering. v. Must have been outstanding in his/her field of Engineering. i.e. such a person must be a widely acknowledged authority in his/her field. vi. Must have continuously had professional development. vii. Must have been consistent in the payment of the NSE annual subscriptions/dues/levies etc viii. Shall have rendered valuable and selfless service to the Society over a period of time.

REQUIREMENTS FOR CORPORATE FIRMS & GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR BI & B2 PROFESSIONAL INTERVIEW & EXAMINATION
vii. CORPORATE FIRM MEMBER Corporate firm Membership is open to all Consulting Firms, Facility Managers, Service Providers, Manufacturing Companies and Construction Companies. Interested companies must have the following: 1. At least 5 engineers on their staff 2. Three years Tax Clearance Certificate 3. Valid Registration with CAC 4. Company Profile. GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR B1 & B2 PROFESSIONAL INTERVIEW AND EXAMINATION INCLUDING CI ROUTE 1. Regular NSE Professional Exams and Interviews, including C1 route refer to section of the existing membership guide, shall be held twice in a calendar year, that is, in April and September 2. Candidates are expected to have acquired at least four (4) years of professional engineering practice following graduation before the date of professional interview. In this connection, it is expected that the overall recorded experience should be such that at least one year is in engineering design and at least another year in the field (construction or production) as may be appropriate in the area of specialty, e.g. Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Mining, Agricultural. etc. The candidate should also show some proficiency in cost engineering in the presentation of Bills of Engineering Measurements and Evaluation (BEME)

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR B1 & B2 PROFESSIONAL INTERVIEW AND EXAMINATION INCLUDING CI ROUTE
3. The Technical Report should be in two Volumes (I & II), each not exceeding 100 pages; otherwise candidates can increase the number of Volume to three. 4. The Volume I should comprise Postgraduate Experience Report, while Volume II comprise Detailed Project Report and BEME, as may be applicable to the candidates field of engineering. 5. The Report should follow the general format for Technical Report writing and should not be a mere catalogue of position held and work done. It should be a discussion of problem encountered and steps taken to surmount them to show clearly that the candidate has acquired worthwhile experience. 6. The Postgraduate Experience Report must contain minimum of three (3) projects the candidate has carried out or participated within the four or more years of pupilage. 7. Must include any special problem(s) encountered and how they were solved as well as lessons learnt. 8. The Detailed Project Report must be one of the projects enumerated in Postgraduate Experience Report, and should contain the actual report of design/fabrication/installation carried out by the candidate. 9. All drawings generated from designs (in respect to the work executed by the candidate within the pupilage period) must be prepared/drawn with AutoCAD, in minimum drawing size of A3 sheet. The Report should follow the general format for Technical Report writing; and

10. Reports must be endorsed by a Registered Engineer who supervised the candidate and should be in the same discipline with the candidate. Also, the Registered Engineer will state clearly in what capacity the candidate prepared the drawings and whether or not the project was executed.

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR B1 & B2 PROFESSIONAL INTERVIEW AND EXAMINATION INCLUDING CI ROUTE
11. Candidates are to submit three (3) spiral bound sets of the Report and Any other contribution to his/her field such as publications, patents etc where applicable; to his/her Chief Examiner on or before the stipulated date. 12. In addition to the Technical Report, candidates would be tested on National & Technical Essays, Computer Proficiency as well Objectives questions. 13. National Essay is focused on the General Knowledge of Engineering (Engineers in the Society), while Technical Essay is focused on the candidatestechnical report submission. 14. The Computer proficiency test accesses the candidates ability on the use of Excel, Access, Words Processing and AutoCAD and relevant engineering Software. 15. The Objectives are 20Nos. general questions drawn from common courses in the first two years of basic engineering education. 16. Itis recommended that the Candidates for CI Interview should attend the MCPE and present evidence of attendance to the panel of Examiners.

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR B1 & B2 PROFESSIONAL INTERVIEW AND EXAMINATION INCLUDING CI ROUTE
17. Assessment of any candidate will be based purely on the extent and quality of his engineering experience and ability to express himself clearly. Other factors for assessment will be derived from the candidates essay in terms of legibility, grammar (English substance), logic and presentations etc. (3). PROCEDURES FOR DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP Instructions on how to download Membership Forms: 1. Visit our website: www.nse.org.ng 2. Identify the applicable form and Download 3. Fill appropriately and submit to a branch closest to you. 4. Make sure the proposers that will sign your form are not indebted to the Society. a. STUDENTS See Section 6 above for instructions on how to download, fill and submit Students form. b. GRADUATES See Section 6 above for instructions on how to download, fill and submit Graduates form.

PROCEDURES FOR DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP


c. ASSOCIATES See Section 6 above for instructions on how to download, fill and submit Associates form.

d. HONORARY FELLOWS Election as an Honorary Fellow is only at the discretion of Council.


e. CORPORATE MEMBERS Candidates are expected to visit the website www.nse.org.ng and download two copies of the corporate membership form, fill it as appropriate, attaching relevant documents as required in section 5(v), above and provide other reports as requested in the Guidelines for Professional Examination/Interview for B1 & B2. However, C1 candidates must appear in person with written post-graduation practical experience report and original credentials for sighting. C2 candidates may be accorded Presidential interview on the discretion of the President. The candidates must appear in person with original credentials for sighting.

PROCEDURES FOR DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP

f. FELLOWS i. Procedures for fellowship by Direct Application Candidates are expected to visit the websites www.nse.org.ng and download two copies of the fellowship membership form, fill it as appropriate, attaching relevant documents as required in section 5(vi), above. ii. PROCEDURE FOR FELLOWSHIP BY INVITATION The candidate will be required to: Download one copy of the Form (Fellowship Grade by Invitation) from the NSE website, fill appropriately and submit to the Executive Secretary. Submit the Form with a type-written resume emphasizing professional experience, personal contributions to the development and promotion of the Engineering profession, employments and appointments etc and a type-written letters of reference from three (3) fellows of the Society. All referees must financial members.

BENEFIT OF MEMBERSHIP
Pay an approved processing fee in certified cheque / bank draft in the name of the Nigerian Society of Engineers. g. CORPORATE FIRM MEMBER See Section 6 above for instructions on how to download, fill and submit Corporate Firm Members form (4.) BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP a. STUDENTS & GRADUATES 1. Access to scholarship services 2. Access to internship programmes 3. Mentoring opportunities 4. Access to Capacity building programmes 5. Networking opportunities 6. Access to research materials 7. Awards

BENEFIT OF MEMBERSHIP
b. ASSOCIATES 1. Access to Capacity building programmes 2. Networking opportunities 3. Access to research materials 4. Awards 5. Access to rebate on airfares 6. Access to rebate in Hotel accommodation c. HONORARY FELLOWS 1. Access to international business opportunities 2. Access to oversee industrial tour 3. Access to rebate on airfares 4. Access to rebate in Hotel accommodation 5. Life insurance benefits 6. Career development 7. Business network/partnership

BENEFIT OF MEMBERSHIP
8. Development of leadership skills 9. Networking opportunities d. CORPORATE MEMBERS & FELLOWS 1. Access to international business opportunities 2. Access to oversee industrial tour 3. Access to rebate on airfares 4. Access to rebate on construction materials 5. Access to rebate in Hotel accommodation 6. Life insurance benefits 7. Career development 8. Business network/partnership 9. Development of leadership skills 10. Networking opportunities 11. Ability to contest NSE Election 12. Ability to vote in NSE AGMs

BENEFIT OF MEMBERSHIP
2. Rebate for staff attending NSE courses, workshops, seminars and exhibition. 3. Free conference proceedings for Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer 4. Opportunity to participate in activities to promote the engineering and technological advancement in Nigeria. 5. Official recognition at NSE activities/functions 6. Listing on the programmes at NSE events 7. Invitation to NSE Presidents Business luncheon 8. Opportunities for business networking 9. Possible direct or indirect patronage by the Society

THE BRANCHES OF NSE


THE BRANCHES OF NSE 1. ABA 2. ABEOKUTA 5. ADO-EKITI 6. AJAOKUTA 9. ASABA 10. AWKA 13. BIDA 14. BIRNIN-KEBBI 17. DAMATURU 18. DUTSE 21. ENUGU 22. EGBIN 25. IBADAN 26. IKEJA 29. ILESHA 30. ILORIN 33. KADUNA 34. KANO 37. LAGOS 38. LOKOJA 41. MAKURDI 42. MINNA 45. OMOKU 46. ONITSHA 3. ABAKALIKI 7. AKURE 11. BAUCHI 15. BONNY 19. EKPOMA 23. GOMBE 27. IKOT-ABASI 31. JALINGO 35. KATSINA 39. MAIDUGURI 43. NEW BUSSA 47. OSHOGBO 4. ABUJA 8. APAPA 12. BENIN 16. CALABAR 20. EKET 24. GUSAU 28. ILE-IFE 32. JOS 36. LAFIA 40. MAITA 44. NSUKKA 48. OWERRI

BRANCHES & DIVISIONS OF NSE


THE BRANCHES OF NSE CONTINUED 49. PORT-HARCOURT 50. SOKOTO 53. VICTORIA ISLAND 54. WARRI 57. ZARIA 51. UMUAHIA 55. YENAGOA 52. UYO 56. YOLA

THE DIVISIONS OF NSE 1. Aeronautical 2. Agricultural 4. APWEN 5. Automotive 7. Civil 8. Electrical 10. Geotechnical 11. Industrial 13. Mechanical 14. Metallurgical, Materials & Mining 16. Space 17. Structural

3. Appraisers and Cost Engineers 6. Chemical 9. Environmental 12. Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture 15. Petroleum 18. Water

CONCLUSION/REFERENCES
CONCLUSION Membership of professional organizations is very important. There is a saying that there is strength in numbers and that it is easier to kill one snake than to fight them when in their numbers. Membership gives you a sense of belonging and helps in your professional development as an engineer. REFERENCES:
I. http://www.nse.org.ng/index2.php?page=what

II. http://www.nse.org.ng/index2.php?page=what: USER GUIDE FOR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS (2013-01-21)