Introduction To CPD
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or Continuing Professional Education (CPE) 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.
In a rapidly changing world where legislative, social and economic developments directly affect the environment in which we live and work, and where technological advancements provide radically different ways of working, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provides a means whereby we can keep abreast of these changes, broaden our skills and be more effective in our professional work.
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.
The main objective is to develop competence and ability of engineers for the application of theoretical knowledge to practical situations and to evolve innovative solutions to real life problems while adhering to professional ethics and acquisition of a broader understating of their obligations to society.
Strategy/Plan for Professional Development Activies
As per provisions of CPD Byelaws, from July 2010 onwards, most of Continuing Professional Development activities (courses, training workshops, etc.) may be undertaken by the Professional Engineering Bodies registered with PEC as per provision of Section 16 of PDE Bye-Laws 2008. Until the SRO becomes effective in July 2010, PEC will continue conducting CPD activities/ courses without any credit points. However, after July 2010 onwards, CPD activities may be undertaken by PEC in view of need/ availability of resource person(s) on a particular subject/field.
PEC will continue charging nominal course fee per participant. However, PEBs imparting CPD activities will decide fee on the basis of course type and efforts should be made to charge the fee as minimum as possible. The courses/ CPD activities will be planned by the PEBs according to the specified criteria and guidelines (Section 16 of Bye-Laws). Such bodies will also provide schedule of courses and share verified list of participants with PEC to maintain transparent record of CPD activities and points for all the registered/ professional engineers. PEC Regional Offices will play role of facilitator for the professional bodies in organizing CPD activities.
PEB Coordinator Information:
Tentative CPD Activities Calendar Year – 2018
|S.No||CPD Title||CPD Category Type||Resource Person||Tentative Date||CPD Credit Points||Location|
|1||Outcome Based Engineering Education||Workshop||Dr Rehan Inam Qureshi||January 2018||1.0||SSUET|
|2||Awareness Seminar on Bitcoin and Block chain Technologies||Seminar||Dr Muhammad Murad Khan @GC University Faisalabad||January 2018||0.5||SSUET|
|3||Lecture of Blockchain Technology & Trust works Fellowship Program||Seminar||Rashid Jamal, Founder @ Edgebox||Feb 2018||0.5||SSUET|
|4||Information Security and Ethical Hacking||Seminar||Faraz Abbsasi @ Dig8 Labs||March 2018||0.5||SSUET|
|5||How to market your final Year project||Workshop||Shahzad Naseem @ Assistant Professor||April 2018||1.0||SSUET|
|6||Physiological modeling and simulation||Seminar||Dr. M. Zeeshan Ul Haque||April 2018||0.5||SSUET|
|7||Data Science & Big Data Analytics||Workshop||Dr. Syed Saood Zia||August 2018||1.0||SSUET|
|8||Introduction to Virtual Biomedical Instrument||Seminar||Engr. Dr . Zia Mohy Uddin||August 2018||0.5||SSUET|
|9||Research Methods and Scientific Writing Skills for Engineers||Workshop||Dr. Muhammad Aamir||August 2018||1.0||SSUET|
|10||Economical concrete mix design methods suitable for concrete construction in Pakistan||Seminar||Engr. Rukhsana Rahooja||September 2017||0.5||SSUET|
|11||Implementing of IPV6 Routing Protocol||Workshop||Dr. Tahir/ Mr. Hassan Zaki||September 2018||1.0||SSUET|
|12||IOT and WSN||Seminar||Dr. Rabia Noor Enam||October 2018||0.5||SSUET|
|13||Introduction to COMSOL||Seminar||Engr. Dr . Zia Mohy Uddin||October 2018||0.5||SSUET|
|14||Cloud Computing||Seminar||Dr. Syed Saood Zia||October 2017||0.5||SSUET|
|15||Tissue Engineering||Seminar||Engr. Dr. Eraj Humayyun Mirza||October 2017||0.5||SSUET|
|16||Project Management||Seminar||Dr. Syed Saood Zia||November 2018||0.5||SSUET|
|17||Trends in Tissue Engineering||Seminar||Dr. Mariam Raziq||November 2018||0.5||SSUET|
|18||BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY: A distributed database based backbone behind Bitcoin'||Seminar||Dr. Muhammad Ali Ismail, Associate Professor, NED University||December 2018||0.5||SSUET|
|19||Building Prototypes for IoT||Seminar||Dr Rehan Inam Qureshi||December 2018||0.5||SSUET|