The Chamber of Engineers (CoE) is the only local organisation catering for the interests of Maltese Professional Engineers.
The Chamber was founded on the 28th April 1978.
The Chamber of Engineers is today an ever growing, dynamic and very active organisation which is continuously discussing ways and means of both enhancing and safeguarding the profession.
At both a local and European level, the Chamber actively participates in international discussion groups through the Chamber’s affiliation with the European Federation of National Engineering Associations (FEANI). It has also hosted the annual FEANI meeting on two occasions in 1994 and in 2004. The Chamber’s role in Malta is also recognised. The Chamber has a representative voice on a number of local Authorities and Government Boards.
The CoE organises various activities such as, visits to engineering concerns and projects, and engineering fora amongst others. The most prestigious activity is the Annual Engineering Conference, organised in April or May of each year.
In December we organise our Annual Reception during which the Malta Engineering Excellence Awards, for Innovation , Leadership and LifeTime Achievement, are presented. A novelty in our calendar is the Annual Concert.
The Chamber also organises regular lectures which offer an ideal opportunity for attendees to broaden their knowledge on different Engineering concerns and provides one with an ideal opportunity to meet fellow engineers with whom one can talk, share experiences, identify common problems and discuss potential solutions.
The Chamber organises courses for the Engineering Community on Health and Safety, Quality, Management, Building Services, Technical and Information Technology subjects. The best engineering lecturers on the island conduct these courses.
The CoE publishes a regular journal – “Engineering Today” – providing a medium for the exchange of technical articles and views on subjects relating to the profession.
The Chamber of Engineers offers unique opportunities, both on an individual basis and as a Professional body, through its ongoing work to enhance the co-operation between Engineers for the good of our society, and by ensuring that the Engineer’s voice is heard at government level.
To be recognised as an essential, dynamic engineering organisation by contributing in a significant and professional manner to the advancement of our society.
The Statute for the Chamber of Engineers can be downloaded here – CoE Statute.
Dr Ing. Daniel Micallef is an academic at the University of Malta forming part of the department of Environmental Design at the Faculty for the Built Environment. He is also an associate member of the Institute for Sustainable Energy at the University of Malta.
Daniel graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malta in 2008 with first class honours. He started his professional career in the public sector with the Malta Resources Authority as an energy analyst. During this time he started pursuing a career in academia. He read for a joint PhD with the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands (where he formed part of the DUWIND wind energy research group) and the University of Malta. His research focused on furthering the understanding of wind turbine flow phenomena close to the tip. He was awarded his PhD in 2012. During the final year of his PhD, Daniel also worked as a project officer at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Malta where he developed analysis tools and contributed in the design of an urban wind turbine being developed by industry. He continued his post-doctoral research experience on the HILDA FP7 project.
Daniel published in high quality peer reviewed journals and conferences worldwide. His current major interests are in the fields of wind energy, wind engineering and building physics. Apart from his research activities, he lectures in both undergraduate and masters courses. He is currently the president of the Chamber of Engineers (a voluntary organisation).