The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) was initially founded in Hong Kong in 1947 as The Engineering Society of Hong Kong to promote the professional standing, interests and technical standards of local engineers across a broad spectrum of engineering specialisations. Ever since, the Society had been advancing its members’ professional and social involvement as it flourished.
It was then granted the official status as a statutory body and was incorporated in 1975 as the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers under the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Ordinance, Chapter 1105 of the Laws of Hong Kong—as the city itself went through decades of phenomenal growth in areas of infrastructure, industrial and social development with engineers playing their pivotal roles during such process.
The HKIE first started off in 1975 with about 2,000 members, and until now, the number of members far exceeds 34,000. Through these years, the Institution has established various engineering disciplines to diversify and intensify our contributions to the development of Hong Kong. Now, the HKIE proudly boasts in total 21 highly professional and specialised Disciplines and 19 Divisions to serve our members and the community.