Ethics Issues in the Engineering Profession

Written by Avinash and Purnima Prasad
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Engineers uphold and advance the integrity, honor, and dignity of the profession by using their knowledge and skills for the enhancement of human welfare, by being honest and impartial, by serving with fidelity to public, their employers and clients, by striving to increase the competence and prestige of the engineering profession, and by supporting the professional and technical societies of their disciplines.

Engineers should hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public in the performance of their professional duties. Engineers actually carry on their shoulders the responsibility of ratifying the principles of sustainable growth in a safe and healthy environment. Sustainable developments deal with meeting the existing needs from naturally accessible reserves, while preserving and enhancing the environmental quality. This paper, downloadable at the link below, focuses on multiple topics of ethics issues in the engineering profession in detail. It includes why maintaining a high ethical standard is so important in the engineering profession; engineers’ rights and obligations in dealing with safety, health and welfare of the public for a sustainable growth; misconception about ethics issues in the engineering profession; performing services only in areas of competence; ethical professional competition; avoiding conflicts of interest; pitfalls in the engineering profession dealing with ethics issues, and practical cases involving the ethical issues of engineering profession.

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