ECSA Operations

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ENGINEERING COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA
LIMPOPO ROAD SHOW
ECSA OPERATIONS
Date: Thursday, 10 April 2014
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Presentation Outline
i. Overview of ECSA Staff profile
ii. Size and Shape of the Engineering
Profession
iii. Key Challenges facing the Profession
iv. Transformation of ECSA & the Eng.
Profession
v. ECSA’s Strategic Projects
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i) Overview of ECSA Staff Race Profile
Race
Black
Category
White
Black
African
Coloured
Indian
Management
1
10
9
0
1
General Staff
10
49
36
6
7
Total
11
59
45
6
8
Ratios
17
83
61
9
13
Overview of ECSA Staff Gender Profile
Gender
Category
Total
Male
Female
Management
11
4
7
General Staff
61
12
49
Total
72
16
56
23
77
Ratio
M:F
ii) Shape and Size of the Profession
• Register by Race
• Register by Gender
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Register of Engineering Professionals
At March 2013 by Race
Race
TOTAL
As @ 31 March 2014
M/FAfrica
M/F-India
(43 958)
3399
M/FColoured
13239
1023
M/F-White
26297
At March 2013 by Gender
TOTAL
As @ 31 March 2013 (43 958)
Gender
Male
38957
Female
5001
Total
43958
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iii) Six key Challenges
Facing the Engineering Profession
1.
Shape and size of the profession
• Aging cohort of engineers
• Increased access to Engineering for Black students
• Increased numbers of Black graduates
with 4 year BSC Eng degrees.
• Industry should be engaged to provide appropriate
experience for graduates
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Key Challenges facing the profession
2. Improved Numbers of Engineering graduates
from our national HE system.
• Need to understand the barriers to student success
• Institutional factors play a role in student success
• Create a national platform for sharing experiences
• Establish a co-ordinated national response to
increase graduate output from universities
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An analysis of the 2001 national intake cohort
of engineering students at SA HEIs.
Graduated within 5
years
Still registered after
5 years
4 year Bachelor’s
(Eng)
54%
19%
National Diploma
(Eng)
17%
14%
Scott, I., Yeld, N., & Hendry, J. (2007). A case for improving teaching and learning in South African higher education.
Pretoria: Council on Higher Education (CHE) and Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC),
http://www.che.ac.za/documents/d000155/index.php.
% of Students who graduate from a
4 year BSc Eng programme within 5 yrs
African
White
4 year Bachelor’s (Eng)
32%
64%
National Diploma (Eng)
16%
28%
Scott, I., Yeld, N., & Hendry, J. (2007). A case for improving teaching and learning in South African higher education. Pretoria:
Council on Higher Education (CHE) and Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC),
http://www.che.ac.za/documents/d000155/index.php.
Comparison of Citizens per Registered Engineer
3500
3166
3000
2500
2000
1500
1000
543
500
130
157
227
China
India
Brazil
311
389
0
Allyson Lawless: Numbers and Needs (2005)
UK
USA
Malaysia South Africa
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Actual & Targeted graduate output
Engineering
Life and Physical Sciences
Animal and Human Health
Teacher Education
16000
15000
14000
12000
12000
10000
8082
7888
8000
8000
5939
6000
4000
3400
2000
0
Actual
Target
2008
2014
World Economic Forum
Global Competitiveness Report
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Key Challenges facing the profession – Cont.
3. The need to provide comprehensive experience for
graduates in order to register professionally
4. Finalization of the Identification of Engineering Work
(IDoEW) regulations with the CBE
• Approved on 17 March 2014
• Awaiting Competition Commission Exemption Status
• Stakeholder Consultative Process
5. Promotion of the Engineering profession and careers to
Black, rural, and indigent communities.
6. Increasing women participation in Engineering
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v) ECSA’s Key Strategic Projects
i. Engineering Education Pipeline
Throughput Research Study :
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Barriers to students passing on Engineering studies
Engineering Education Summit 16 October 2012
Proposal presented to Minister Nzimande
ECSA/DHET Joint Working Group established
ii. Engenius
•
Promotes Engineering Careers to Black School Learners
iii. Candidacy Phase
•
•
Barriers to graduates obtaining experience for registration
Role ECSA & Industry must play
ECSA’s Key Strategic Projects – cont.
iV. Engineering Education Trust
V. National Infrastructure Initiative
•
ECSA convened a discussion group of industry leaders
from the Construction and Consulting Engineering sectors.
•
Working via Minister T.W. Nxesi with
Department of Economic Development and PICC.
•
Facilitation of support for Government’s National Infrastructure Programme
Vi. Registration of Foreign Engineers
Vii. World Federation of Engineering
•
ECSA Hosts WFEO’s Committee on Eng. Capacity Building
Thank you - Enkosi - Ha khensa - Re a leboga - Ro livhuwa Siyabonga - Siyathokoza - Dankie

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