(Geotechnical) (CPEng(Geotechnical)) is expected to have in order to competently investigate, design and monitor the construction of geotechnical works in New Zealand. This Body of Knowledge and Skills (BOKS) is intended to complement and inform the Chartered Professional Engineer assessment process.
The purpose of the BOKS is to:
- Define the prerequisite skills and knowledge that are required of a CPEng(Geotechnical)
- Provide a framework for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and postgraduate training.
The BOKS is not intended to be a competence assessment framework. However, it is expected that the BOKS will inform the competence assessment process used by the Registration Authority to assess a CPEng(Geotechnical).
The title ‘CPEng(Geotechnical)’ is not proposed by NZGS or the Registration Authority. It is simply used as a convenient descriptor in this document.