Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)

The Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) is a statutory body constituted under the Registration of Engineers Act 1967 with perpetual succession and a common seal, which may sue and be sued. It was formed in 23rd August 1972.
BEM falls within the ambit of responsibility of the Minister of Works. Vested with wide powers, the Minister may suspend the operation of the Registration of Engineers Act 1967 (REA 1967) in any part of Malaysia by notification in the gazette. The appointment of the Board Members and the Registrar is made by the Minister.

Its primary role is to facilitate the registration of engineers and regulate the professional conduct and practice of registered engineers in order to safeguard the safety and interest of the public.

Through its mechanism of control, BEM has taken upon itself to reclassify the engineering works, streamline the Scale of Fees and amend the Engineers Act to reflect the pragmatic needs of the engineers and engineering industry. For example, the latest amendments of The Registration of Engineers Act 1967 was made on 1st April 2007 to meet the challenges of globalization and companion trade liberalisation. The objectives among others are:
  1. To enforce the implementation of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
  2. To add more functions and advise the Government & Public.
  3. To strengthen the penalty in the REA 1967.
  4. To strengthen the suspension period.
  5. Introduction of new Part that deals with the establishment, powers & conduct of proceedings of a Disciplinary Committee.
  6. Action on submitting engineer related to CCC or others.
  7. Impose additional conditions to ensure engineers follow latest developments.


The engineering services provided by Malaysian engineers are of world class quality with full regards to the public interest and safety in mind.


To regulate engineering profession so as to ensure that professional engineering services provided in the country are in compliance with appropriate legislation and policies.

BEM consists of 17 Board Members comprising of:
  1. President
  2. 14 Professional Engineers from various sectors:
    - 5 from public sector.
    - 5 from private practice.
    - 2 from local authority or statutory authority.
    - 2 from private sector (full time employment).
  3. 1 representative of the Board of Architects Malaysia.
  4. 1 representative of the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia.
Board Members are Professional Engineers, Architect and Quantity Surveyor of high standing and vast experience as in the opinion of the Ministry of Works and are able to render services and contribute towards that end. The appointment are by the Ministry of Works under Section 3 of the Registration of Engineers Act 1967. The Secretary and the Registrar who are Professional Engineers shall be ex-officio members. 

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