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Engineers shall not attempt to injure, maliciously or falsely, directly or indirectly, the professional reputation, prospects, practice, or employment of other engineers. Engineers who believe others are guilty of unethical or illegal practice shall present such information to the proper authority for action. Professional Obligations (cont’d)
Professional Obligations (cont’d)
• Engineers shall accept personal responsibility • for their professional activities, provided, however, that engineers may seek indemnification for services arising out of their practice for other than gross negligence, where the engineer’s interests cannot otherwise be protected. Engineers shall give credit for engineering work to those to whom credit is due, and will recognize the proprietary interests of others. The Engineer’s Creed
The Engineer’s Creed
“As a Professional Engineer, I dedicate my professional knowledge and skill to the advancement and betterment of human welfare. I pledge:
To give the utmost of performance;
To participate in none but honest enterprise;
To live and work according to the laws of man and the highest standards of professional conduct; To place service before profit, the honor and standing of the profession before personal advantage, and the public welfare above all other considerations.
In humility and with need for Divine Guidance, I make this pledge.”
NSPE, 1954 http://www.nspe.org/ethics/eh1-cred.asp “Developing an Ethical Code for Engineers: The Discursive Approach”
J. Felix Lozano Aguilar Development of a professional Development of a professional code
• Proposal of a process for developing a professional ethical code
• Hippocratic Oath – Do not spread knowledge of art Development of a professional Development of a professional code
• “…the profession in which a knowledge of the •
• mathematical and natural sciences gained by study, experience, and practice is applied with judgement… for the benefit of mankind”
Emphasis on the professional’s own knowledge
“…collective recognition of the responsibilities of the individual practitioners”
J. Kultgen “Evaluating...
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