Published on December 30, 2008
Engineering Ethics And Values : Engineering Ethics And Values IE 349 Lecture 28 What Do Engineers Do? : What Do Engineers Do? Conceptualize Design/redesign Build Repair Being An Engineer : Being An Engineer Engineers find technological solutions to our problems, and help provide a better standard of living and quality of life. Engineers develop and apply technology for the good of everyone. Being An Engineer : Being An Engineer Engineers understand that the technology and systems they design and apply have social as well as functional consequences. The engineer’s job is to design, build and apply products, services and systems that are for the public good. How Do Engineers Differ From Other Scientists? : How Do Engineers Differ From Other Scientists? Engineers apply their knowledge Professional practice Fundamental Canons Of Engr. : Fundamental Canons Of Engr. Hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public. Perform services only in areas of competence. Provide public statements are objective and truthful. Engineers are faithful trustees for employers, clients, and the public. Avoid improper solicitation of professional employment. Simple Rules : Simple Rules Safety, health, and welfare are always the top priority. Making your employer happy is not necessarily good engineering. Providing your best advice will make for a happy employer in the long run. Who Is The Public/Client? : Who Is The Public/Client? Employer? Workers? Visitors? Purchasers? Generally, the public is anyone who uses or is influenced by your decisions or designs. What happens when different public interests are at odds? For example, my employer and the workers? Your Personal Code Of Ethics : Your Personal Code Of Ethics Being honest even if it makes the boss mad or puts your job in jeopardy Do not be afraid to say you were wrong or made a mistake. Speaking up when you observe something is wrong. Being an engineer (designer), and not an accountant or economist. Keeping up to date in your knowledge and skills. Your Personal Code Of Ethics : Your Personal Code Of Ethics Doing your best every time. When you do not know the answer, get further input from references, experts, colleagues. Looking at and presenting all of the potential consequences of your designs and recommendations.