Professional Ethics (Timed & Monitored)
- Course Number: R1002T
- Credits: 2 hours
- Instructor: Ellen Huang, PE
- Price: $20
Licensed professionals such as engineers and land surveyors hold a privileged position within society, with a unique responsibility for public health, safety, and welfare. Accordingly, the services provided by professional engineers and land surveyors require honesty, impartiality, fairness and equity. This course presents an overview on the professional codes of ethics for engineers and land surveyors, discusses their responsibility to society, describes the professional misconducts associated with design profession, and provides a list of nine steps to ethical engineering decisions. In addition, this course defines three types of conflicts of interest and suggests six rules of thumb to help engineers eliminate or minimize conflicts of interest in their professional practice.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
- Become familiar with professional codes of ethics for engineers and land surveyors;
- Understand the conflicts of interest and how to avoid them;
- Know the various types of professional misconduct; and
- Be aware of their duties and responsibilities as licensed professionals.