Chartered Professional Engineers of New Zealand Rules (No 2) 2002

7 Definitions for purpose of minimum standard for registration

For the purposes of rule 6,—

complex engineering activities means engineering activities or projects that have some or all of the following characteristics:

(a)

involve the use of diverse resources (and, for this purpose, resources includes people, money, equipment, materials, and technologies):

(b)

require resolution of significant problems arising from interactions between wide-ranging or conflicting technical, engineering, and other issues:

(c)

have significant consequences in a range of contexts:

(d)

involve the use of new materials, techniques, or processes or the use of existing materials, techniques, or processes in innovative ways

complex engineering problems means engineering problems that have some or all of the following characteristics:

(a)

involve wide-ranging or conflicting technical, engineering, and other issues:

(b)

have no obvious solution and require originality in analysis:

(c)

involve infrequently encountered issues:

(d)

are outside problems encompassed by standards and codes of practice for professional engineering:

(e)

involve diverse groups of stakeholders with widely varying needs:

(f)

have significant consequences in a range of contexts:

(g)

cannot be resolved without in-depth engineering knowledge.