This presentation on engineering ethics fulfills the continuing education requirements of various state boards of professional engineering registration. It offers a review of engineering codes of ethics prepared by state boards and professional societies. Case studies and situational illustrations will demonstrate practical methods of identifying the essentials in ethical decisions and resolving conflicts among ethical principles. Topics covered include the following:
1. What is a Professional?
2. What are Professional Ethics?
- Common Ethics
- Personal Ethics
- Professional Ethics
- History and Evolution of Codes of Ethics
- Contrasts with other Professional Codes of Ethics
- Conflicts in Ethics
ii. Conflicts of Interest
iii. Creative Solutions
iv. Methods and Models for Resolution of Ethical Conflicts
4. Roles of Engineers
Who should attend? Registered engineers who need to fulfill continuing education requirements, engineers who are interested in ethics in the workplace, engineers and engineering interns who are considering registration, professionals who interface with engineers or who purchase engineering services.
The presentation is a one-hour discussion of aspects of engineering ethics primarily designed to fulfill the continuing education requirements of various State Boards of Professional Engineering Registration. It offers a review of Engineering Codes of Ethics prepared by State Boards and Professional Societies. The presentation, through use of case studies and situational illustrations, provides practical methods of identifying the essentials in ethical decisions and resolving conflicts between ethical principles.
Ethics is minimum acceptable behavior.