Engineers course below par – IEPNG (PC)

Engineers course below par – IEPNG (PC)

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April 15th, 2008, 12:17 am #1

Engineers course below par – IEPNG

PROFESSIONALS are claiming that the University of Technology in Lae is producing engineers who are not competitive on the world market.
This is because the engineering curriculum used at the university is outdated and needs to be upgraded and accredited in line with the international benchmarks.
The president of the Institute of Engineers PNG Incorporated (IEPNG,) Sen Hugo accompanied by his chief executive officer Ben Mick, revealed this sorry state of affairs yesterday while launching the one-day engineers’ workshop to be held in Port Moresby on May 14.
He said the IEPNG had “friends” lined up to assist the university through the institute.
Mr Hugo said facilities at Unitech’s engineering department had never been upgraded and they did not measure up to what engineering department facilities should be.
He said the industry, including mining and petroleum, had also expressed concerns the University of Technology’s standard of engineering curriculum was far below international benchmarks.
International standards in engineering are governed and set by the Washington and the Sydney Accords.
The Sydney Accord, according to Mr Hugo, said it did not recognise engineering graduates from Unitech. They could look for employment in the country only but were not competitive on the global market.
Mr Hugo said the engineering profession knew the university had its own internal problems but the Institute of Engineers PNG was only looking at ways they, as an organisation, could assist Unitech’s engineering department.
“The industry is quite concerned about the lack of skilled engineers in the country,” he said.
“The industry is talking to the institute. We have to understand that technology is changing everyday and the level of skills must be in line with the technology.”
He said there was a big gap between the graduates and the industry and this was a major concern for the institute as well.

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April 15th, 2008, 6:30 am #2

The Graduates from Unitech in its current status is nothing that the students can do. They have been feed by trash and rubbish from some by-gone years. The Administration of that UNiversity and the so called IEPNG have been living in a separate world apart from this students. What do you expect a student to produce if IEPNG has the standard outside and some idiot running that University with meager trickles of Finance confess that the rating has gone down. Its a shame that IEPNG has the morals to come and brag about themselves. Where were you whilst that goddamn University was runned down.

Its a pity I feel for those Engineering Students.

There was a time PNG students could pair with the world.......just remember to pass the exams and come out and lets all learn on the field. Every moron born on planet earth was born with no knowledge or brain, we were born with nothing, we accumlate knowledge and skills on the way.

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T. Gagie
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April 15th, 2008, 9:18 am #3

Engineers course below par – IEPNG

PROFESSIONALS are claiming that the University of Technology in Lae is producing engineers who are not competitive on the world market.
This is because the engineering curriculum used at the university is outdated and needs to be upgraded and accredited in line with the international benchmarks.
The president of the Institute of Engineers PNG Incorporated (IEPNG,) Sen Hugo accompanied by his chief executive officer Ben Mick, revealed this sorry state of affairs yesterday while launching the one-day engineers’ workshop to be held in Port Moresby on May 14.
He said the IEPNG had “friends” lined up to assist the university through the institute.
Mr Hugo said facilities at Unitech’s engineering department had never been upgraded and they did not measure up to what engineering department facilities should be.
He said the industry, including mining and petroleum, had also expressed concerns the University of Technology’s standard of engineering curriculum was far below international benchmarks.
International standards in engineering are governed and set by the Washington and the Sydney Accords.
The Sydney Accord, according to Mr Hugo, said it did not recognise engineering graduates from Unitech. They could look for employment in the country only but were not competitive on the global market.
Mr Hugo said the engineering profession knew the university had its own internal problems but the Institute of Engineers PNG was only looking at ways they, as an organisation, could assist Unitech’s engineering department.
“The industry is quite concerned about the lack of skilled engineers in the country,” he said.
“The industry is talking to the institute. We have to understand that technology is changing everyday and the level of skills must be in line with the technology.”
He said there was a big gap between the graduates and the industry and this was a major concern for the institute as well.
It is the duty of the university to work to keep work with the industry to make sure their products (graduates) whether it be engineers or surveyors that they meet the demands on the world market. Umitech can compete as long as the people up there do their jobs well. Now look at the brain drain on Unitech who is to be blamed, the admin and how they manage the uni, govenment is also phucked not enought spend on, human resource, it's all phucked, who is Sen Hugo to open his mouth like that. Ol mangi downin het na study hard, ksim pass marks long structure, hydraulics, transport, geotech na kisim pepa, you learn alot when you are out in the field

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April 15th, 2008, 10:28 am #4

Engineers course below par – IEPNG

PROFESSIONALS are claiming that the University of Technology in Lae is producing engineers who are not competitive on the world market.
This is because the engineering curriculum used at the university is outdated and needs to be upgraded and accredited in line with the international benchmarks.
The president of the Institute of Engineers PNG Incorporated (IEPNG,) Sen Hugo accompanied by his chief executive officer Ben Mick, revealed this sorry state of affairs yesterday while launching the one-day engineers’ workshop to be held in Port Moresby on May 14.
He said the IEPNG had “friends” lined up to assist the university through the institute.
Mr Hugo said facilities at Unitech’s engineering department had never been upgraded and they did not measure up to what engineering department facilities should be.
He said the industry, including mining and petroleum, had also expressed concerns the University of Technology’s standard of engineering curriculum was far below international benchmarks.
International standards in engineering are governed and set by the Washington and the Sydney Accords.
The Sydney Accord, according to Mr Hugo, said it did not recognise engineering graduates from Unitech. They could look for employment in the country only but were not competitive on the global market.
Mr Hugo said the engineering profession knew the university had its own internal problems but the Institute of Engineers PNG was only looking at ways they, as an organisation, could assist Unitech’s engineering department.
“The industry is quite concerned about the lack of skilled engineers in the country,” he said.
“The industry is talking to the institute. We have to understand that technology is changing everyday and the level of skills must be in line with the technology.”
He said there was a big gap between the graduates and the industry and this was a major concern for the institute as well.
yeah...ol mangi unitech burukim bush na kisim pepa. its never too late to catch up on technology in the working world. everyday is a learning experience. good luck!

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sparky 2000
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April 17th, 2008, 3:22 am #5

what is learnt in the damned university is what should be critisized and kept within that point of critisicim. why do the IEPNG have to open their big mouths about graduants who have gone through years of hardwork, striving to work towards what they believe in!! ol bradas na sistas of unitech........larim ol mama sidaun na boast lo ol yet....bloody smart mouths who just sit behind their little office doors thinkin whatever they say makes a difference in the world!! the people who make a difference in this damned foresaken counrty are the bright young graduates who come out of this degraded university with something to offer with watever knowledge they have gained. study hard guys.......dont worry bout the advancment in technology. out in the field u learn alot putting years of study in practice...........

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April 19th, 2008, 11:30 am #6

Engineers course below par – IEPNG

PROFESSIONALS are claiming that the University of Technology in Lae is producing engineers who are not competitive on the world market.
This is because the engineering curriculum used at the university is outdated and needs to be upgraded and accredited in line with the international benchmarks.
The president of the Institute of Engineers PNG Incorporated (IEPNG,) Sen Hugo accompanied by his chief executive officer Ben Mick, revealed this sorry state of affairs yesterday while launching the one-day engineers’ workshop to be held in Port Moresby on May 14.
He said the IEPNG had “friends” lined up to assist the university through the institute.
Mr Hugo said facilities at Unitech’s engineering department had never been upgraded and they did not measure up to what engineering department facilities should be.
He said the industry, including mining and petroleum, had also expressed concerns the University of Technology’s standard of engineering curriculum was far below international benchmarks.
International standards in engineering are governed and set by the Washington and the Sydney Accords.
The Sydney Accord, according to Mr Hugo, said it did not recognise engineering graduates from Unitech. They could look for employment in the country only but were not competitive on the global market.
Mr Hugo said the engineering profession knew the university had its own internal problems but the Institute of Engineers PNG was only looking at ways they, as an organisation, could assist Unitech’s engineering department.
“The industry is quite concerned about the lack of skilled engineers in the country,” he said.
“The industry is talking to the institute. We have to understand that technology is changing everyday and the level of skills must be in line with the technology.”
He said there was a big gap between the graduates and the industry and this was a major concern for the institute as well.
Who is San Hugo...the name does not ring a bell, never heard fo him before, is he an engineer, Sir Hugo's son? It's long over due, I've heard about all these accord and accreditation thing from Dr Atkins since 1994 when i was at Unitech, and to date nothing seems to have happened IEPNG has been sitting around doing nothing eventhough several presidents of IEPNG have been department heads from Unitech.

I think it long over due and all engineering departments, the corrupt admin and fat bum IEPNG should start doing something to help our engineers.
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Doc
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April 19th, 2008, 10:43 pm #7

Hey, I know Dr Atkins. He used to be my Water Supply lecturer at Lae Technical College. Such a nice man, so down to earth.
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April 20th, 2008, 8:51 am #8

Engineers course below par – IEPNG

PROFESSIONALS are claiming that the University of Technology in Lae is producing engineers who are not competitive on the world market.
This is because the engineering curriculum used at the university is outdated and needs to be upgraded and accredited in line with the international benchmarks.
The president of the Institute of Engineers PNG Incorporated (IEPNG,) Sen Hugo accompanied by his chief executive officer Ben Mick, revealed this sorry state of affairs yesterday while launching the one-day engineers’ workshop to be held in Port Moresby on May 14.
He said the IEPNG had “friends” lined up to assist the university through the institute.
Mr Hugo said facilities at Unitech’s engineering department had never been upgraded and they did not measure up to what engineering department facilities should be.
He said the industry, including mining and petroleum, had also expressed concerns the University of Technology’s standard of engineering curriculum was far below international benchmarks.
International standards in engineering are governed and set by the Washington and the Sydney Accords.
The Sydney Accord, according to Mr Hugo, said it did not recognise engineering graduates from Unitech. They could look for employment in the country only but were not competitive on the global market.
Mr Hugo said the engineering profession knew the university had its own internal problems but the Institute of Engineers PNG was only looking at ways they, as an organisation, could assist Unitech’s engineering department.
“The industry is quite concerned about the lack of skilled engineers in the country,” he said.
“The industry is talking to the institute. We have to understand that technology is changing everyday and the level of skills must be in line with the technology.”
He said there was a big gap between the graduates and the industry and this was a major concern for the institute as well.
IEPNG should've been on par with other global engineering bodies long time ago, or tries to make the effort whenever a new accord was established. IEPNG should be the body that accredits what content is taught within an engineering course subject at unitech. For IEPNG to come out and say that the courses offered are below par is very hypocritical. They're responsible as controling Engineering body in the country for the standard and quality of engineers within this country and that includes ones in the making i.e. engineering students and graduates. Wake up IEPNG do something about it and not just criticize the situation. Over to you Ben Mick
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April 21st, 2008, 6:22 am #9

IEPNG are one such heck of a bottleneck in the industry. Do not know why they existed in this Country to sit around and go begging on the Industries doorstep with a invoice stating that we come here to collect our due. YOu employ an engineer, hence we come to collect our rental fees for our IEPNG registration. The last time they embarrased me with some idiotic scum with a paper on the doorstep of the company I work for with an invoice asking for money because I work for this company. I cancelled my membership with IEPNG.

Another money making scheme...........c'mon IEPNG what have you done to the Engineering in this COutnry and at UNitech

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May 4th, 2008, 2:30 am #10

IEPNG president needs his mouth and back closed on issues he had no control over. He should talk to the Higher Education Department if he had a concern over. IEPNG had been established for too long now so they should be the one liasing with Unitech on what is expected for a graduating engineer.
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