The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia was formed in 1959 with an objective of promoting and advancing the science and profession of all aspects of engineering.
Under Engineers Act, all engineers must register with Board of Engineers, Malaysia before they can practice as engineers. The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia has been a body which helps to qualify engineers by conducting Professional Interviews and other assessments. Through these qualifications, engineers may obtain the status of M.I.E.M. and Professional Engineer with a title of (Ir.). Only Professional Engineers are allowed to submit plans and drawings legally.
Currently, it has the following branches: namely, Northern Branch, Southern Branch, Penang Branch, Eastern Branch, Sabah Branch, Sarawak Branch, Miri Branch, Perak Branch, Melaka Branch, Negeri Sembilan Branch, Kedah-Perlis Branch.
Sarawak Branch was formed in 1968 with presently membership strength of 2,556. It has two other regional offices, namely Sibu and Bintulu. At present, the secretariat for the Institution of Engineers Malaysia Sarawak Branch is situated at Ultimate Professional Centre, 2 nd Floor, 16 Jalan Bukit Mata Kuching, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak with telephone contacts 082-428506 and fax 082-243718. Members may visit the website www.engineersmalaysia.com and update their personal particulars.