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Professional Ethics

John C. Huang, Ph.D., PE, LEED AP

Course Outline

In order to safeguard the life, health, property and welfare of the public and to maintain integrity and high standards of skills and practice, each licensed profession usually adopts a Code of Ethics or Professional Conduct, which provides a basic guide for professional conduct and imposes duties on the licensed professionals, with respect to society, employers, clients, colleagues, the profession, and himself/herself. A violation of the Code in the practice of a profession constitutes unprofessional conduct and is considered grounds for disciplinary action by a licensing board/professional association against the licensee/member. In this course, we will discuss the basic concepts and terminology related to ethics, and review the Code of Ethics adopted by engineering societies such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE).

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will

Course Content

The following weblinks contain the reference materials for this webinar:

Code of Ethics - IEEE (PDF)
Code of Ethics - NSPE (PDF)

Because this course is offered as a "live" course, you are required to attend the webinar at the scheduled time and date. Please check the Webinar Schedule under course description on our website for scheduled meeting date and time. We will send you an invitation through email approximately 24 hours before the webinar (confirmation of the receipt of the invitation is required). The certificate of completion will not be issued unless you attend the webinar and pass a quiz. Thank you for your cooperation.

Course Summary

To safeguard the life, health, property and welfare of the public, licensed professionals must follow the Code of Ethics in their practice. A licensee who violates the Code may be subject to disciplinary action, such as a fine, reprimand, suspension or revocation of the license.

Related Link

Engineering Ethics

Before you attend the webinar, you need to print the quiz questions from your browser for your study during the webinar. At the end of the webinar, you need to complete the quiz and submit your answers to obtain the PDH credits.

DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered professional engineer. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.