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Ethics in Life and the Professions

Course Outline

Engineering and surveying professions are considered to be of vital importance to the safety, health and welfare of the public. In order to serve the public effectively and ensure the well-being of the society, all licensees must not only possess and maintain a high level of technical expertise and competence, but also perform under the standard of professional conduct with adherence to the highest ethical principles. In this webinar, we will review the ethical principles in life and the professions, discuss the difference between laws and ethics, and study the approaches that can be used to improve or modify a personís set of ethics. In addition, we will examine the classical moral theories and the Code of Ethics in our profession.

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 two-hour course, the student will

Course Content

There is no lecture notes for this webinar.

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.

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Course Summary

To safeguard the life, health, and welfare of the public, licensed professionals must follow the code of ethics and the standards of professional conduct. This course is intended to emphasize the basic ethical principles in both life and the profession, and helps licensees make good ethical judgment when conducting their daily business.

Related Link

National Institute for Engineering Ethics
Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science


Before you attend the webinar, you need to print the quiz questions from your browser for the discussion during the webinar. At the end of the webinar, you need to complete the quiz and submit your answers to obtain the PDH credit (quiz deadline: midnight on the day following the webinar).

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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.