L4_ECE4001_Fall_2008

L4_ECE4001_Fall_2008 - What is a Profession? Shared Body of...

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ECE 4001 L4 © 2008 Slide #1 ECE4001 – Lecture 4 Professionalism, Registration and Continuing Education ECE 4001 L4 © 2008 Slide #2 What is a Profession? • Shared Body of Knowledge • Extensive Formal Training • Self-Regulating • Peer Review • Presence of Professional Societies • Commitment to Serve Public • Established Rules of Conduct ECE 4001 L4 © 2008 Slide #3 What is a Profession? (continued) • Exercising skills, judgment and discretion performing work that is not entirely routine or subject to mechanization. • Ultimately, public perception defines a profession. • Examples of professions include doctors, nurses, lawyers, pilots, engineers, electricians and mechanics. ECE 4001 L4 © 2008 Slide #4 Professional Registration • Registered Professional Engineers are established through a two level examination, taken after the applicant has satisfied an experience requirement: – Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam – Principles and Practice (PE) exam • These exams are produced by the NCEES
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