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1 Engineering  Professionalism  and Ethics Class 02.2
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2 Engineering Profession
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3 Team Exercise #1 In 1 minute, list as many professions as  you can.
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4 Team Exercise #2 In 3 minutes, list as many traits of a  profession as you can.
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5 Professional Specialized knowledge gained by       study      experience      practice Comprehensive education  Motivated by a strong desire to serve  humanity
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6 Engineering as a Profession Satisfies indispensable and beneficial need Discretion and judgment, not subject to  standardization Knowledge and skill not commonly possessed by  the general public Group consciousness promotes knowledge,   professional ideas, social services Legal status  Well-formulated standards of admission/evaluation
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7 Engineering as a Profession Engineering advice and work involve  judgments based on extensive  education and experience. Clients and public cannot directly  evaluate the quality of an engineer’s  advice, but it directly affects the public. Therefore, engineers have ethical  obligations to the client and public.
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8 Engineering Profession Engineering is. ..    “the  profession  in which a knowledge of the  mathematical and natural sciences gained by  study, experience, and practice is applied  with judgment to develop ways to utilize,  economically, the materials and forces of  nature for the benefit of mankind”.                        Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
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9 Engineers as Professionals Unlike other professionals (e.g.,  attorneys, physicians), engineers  seldom deal directly with those who  benefit from their services. Unlike other professionals, engineers  can practice with only a BS. (Note: MS  is increasingly important.)
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10 Team Exercise #3  (2 minutes) Does ABET grant professional licenses to  engineers? Who grants professional licenses to  engineers? What is ABET’s function? What role does ABET serve in the registration  process for professional engineers?
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11 Team Exercise #4 List the five steps required to  become a registered  professional engineer.
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12 Ethics
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13 Interaction Rules Govern interactions between a person  and another person or other persons  and society Purpose: to avoid or reduce conflicts  that can result in harm or damage
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•  Etiquette  - rules of acceptable  personal behavior when interacting  with others in a social setting.  •  Laws  - a system of rules and  punishments established by a society  to maintain a safe and orderly social  environment. Interaction Rules
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2010 for the course ENGR 111 taught by Professor Walker during the Fall '07 term at Texas A&M.

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