§ 37.34. Branches of engineering.

 (a)  The Board recognizes the following as major branches of engineering practice and may eliminate or add other branches of engineering practice it deems necessary in the interest of the profession.

   (1)  Aeronautical/aerospace engineering.

   (2)  Agricultural engineering.

   (3)  Chemical engineering.

   (4)  Civil engineering.

   (5)  Electrical engineering.

   (6)  Industrial engineering.

   (7)  Manufacturing engineering.

   (8)  Mechanical engineering.

   (9)  Metallurgical engineering.

   (10)  Mining/mineral engineering.

   (11)  Nuclear engineering.

   (12)  Petroleum engineering.

   (13)  Fire protection engineering.

   (14)  Sanitary engineering.

   (15)  Structural engineering.

   (16)  Control systems engineering.

 (b)  A candidate who has passed an examination in one of the major branches of engineering listed in subsection (a), or in other branches of engineering as are subsequently recognized by the Board, will be granted registration as a professional engineer. The professional engineer may then practice any branch of engineering in which the professional engineer has proven proficiency by reason of education and experience, and in which the professional engineer is willing to accept full legal, financial and professional responsibility. A professional engineer may not be limited to the practice of any one major branch of engineering because the professional engineer has passed a written examination based upon the major branch of engineering, subject to this chapter and the provisions of the act relating to Code of Ethics.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  37.34 amended under sections 4(b) and (l), 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 of the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law (63 P. S. § §  151(b) and (l), 151.2, 151.3 and 151.4).

Source

   The provisions of this §  37.34 adopted January 21, 1994, effective January 22, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 518; amended February 14, 2014, effective February 15, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 888. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (221135) to (221136).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  37.31 (relating to requirements for certification as an engineer-in-training and for licensure as a professional engineer).



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