Ethics in Engineering

Explore the ethical dimensions of engineering with ‘Engineering Ethics’ This insightful course explores the moral principles, professional standards, and social responsibilities that govern the engineering profession.

One Hour


Provider Approval Information

  • FBPE Florida Board of Professional Engineers Provider #0009623
  • CE Broker #50-32681 Michigan Board Of Professional Engineers

Valid in states that do not issue Providership designations.

Whether you are a seasoned engineer or a professional entering the field, this course equips you with the knowledge to make principled decisions, ensuring integrity, safety, and societal well-being in your engineering practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Recall the importance of Ethics in Engineering.
  • Discuss Key Ethical Principles and Theories Relevant to Engineering.
  • List Engineering Codes of Ethics.
  • Define Components of a Typical Engineering Code of Ethics.
  • State Importance of Adherence to Codes of Ethics for engineers.
  • Identify Ethical Responsibilities of Engineers.
  • Explain Ethical Challenges Faced by Engineers.
  • Recognize Ethical Decision-Making models and frameworks.

Who will Benefit from this Class

  • Civil Engineering
    Civil engineers involved in infrastructure projects, construction, and urban planning can learn about the ethical considerations in designing safe and sustainable structures and communities.
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Mechanical engineers working on machinery, HVAC systems, and manufacturing processes can explore ethical issues related to product safety, environmental impact, and technological innovation.
  • Electrical Engineering
    Electrical engineers dealing with power systems, electronics, and telecommunications can gain insights into ethical dilemmas in energy distribution, technology adoption, and data privacy.
  • Chemical Engineering
    Chemical engineers working in process industries, pharmaceuticals, and environmental engineering can understand ethical challenges in chemical processes, environmental impact assessments, and research ethics.
  • Computer Engineering/Software Engineering:
    Engineers in the software and technology sector can explore ethical considerations in software development, cybersecurity, data privacy, and artificial intelligence applications.
  • Environmental Engineering
    Environmental engineers focusing on pollution control, water resources management, and sustainable practices can learn about ethical decision-making in environmental impact assessments and ecological restoration projects.
  • Biomedical Engineering
    Biomedical engineers working in healthcare technology and medical devices can explore ethical issues in medical research, patient safety, and the responsible use of emerging technologies in healthcare.
  • Aerospace Engineering:
    Aerospace engineers dealing with aircraft and spacecraft design and manufacturing can gain insights into ethical considerations in aerospace safety, environmental impact, and space exploration.
  • Industrial Engineering
    Industrial engineers optimizing production processes, supply chains, and operations can explore ethical challenges in workplace safety, labor practices, and organizational decision-making.
  • Engineering Management:
    Professionals in engineering management roles can understand ethical leadership, corporate social responsibility, and ethical decision-making in the context of managing engineering teams and projects.

Importance of Engineering Ethics Continuing Education

Upholding Professional Integrity
Continual education in engineering ethics ensures engineers maintain the highest standards of professional conduct, fostering trust and confidence among clients, colleagues, and the public.

Navigating Ethical Dilemmas
Engineers often face complex ethical challenges. This course equips them with the knowledge and skills to make informed, ethical decisions in various situations.

Adherence to Industry Standards
Staying updated with ethical guidelines and regulations is crucial for engineers to operate legally and maintain their licenses.

Enhancing Public Safety
Ethical engineering practices directly contribute to the safety and well-being of the public. This course emphasizes the responsibility engineers have towards society.

This course includes:

  • Virtual Access From Any Computer
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Competitive Pricing
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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The class will be available for twelve months after the date of purchase.

No. Maintaining a record of completed Professional Development Hours (Continuing Education Units) is the responsibility of the professional. Your Education Pathways online account will have a history of the classes that you have taken but you should retain a copy of your certificates of completion.

FAQs About Our Online Classes in General

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Classes consist of slides that you may click through at your own pace. There are audio clips, some video instructions, activities like matching, drop and drag, pictures, visuals and case studies. Some classes have pop-up quizzes that are not scored. Some, depending upon the requirements of the agency that governs the industry, have final exams of multiple- choice questions. The classes are easy to take and move quickly, depending upon how fast the Learner wants to proceed.

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Yes, participants typically have access to course materials, presentations, and resources for twelve months after purchasing the course. This allows for review and reference, ensuring continued learning and application of knowledge.

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Yes. When you reach the end of the class, you will see the word “Certificate” on the left side of the screen. Click on it to download. The Certificate of Completion will have your name, license number, number of continuing education hours (CEU or PDH) and date of completion. This certificate will remain in the dashboard of your account.

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