L4_ECE4001_Fall_2008 - ECE 4001 Fall 2008 Lecture #4...

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ECE 4001 Fall 2008 Lecture #4 Professionalism, Registration and Continuing Education August 28, 2008
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ECE 4001 L4 J. S. Kenney © 2008 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
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ECE 4001 L4 J. S. Kenney © 2008 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.
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ECE 4001 L4 J. S. Kenney © 2008 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 (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying) and will be discussed in a later lecture. • The reference manual for the FE exam contains the NCEES code of ethics (posted on T-Square).
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L4 J. S. Kenney © 2008 5 Professional Registration (continued) • The majority of you will probably not pursue professional registration.
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2010 for the course ECE 4001 taught by Professor Frazier during the Spring '09 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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L4_ECE4001_Fall_2008 - ECE 4001 Fall 2008 Lecture #4...

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