Ethical and Legal Considerations
Briefly describe the history of the Code of Ethics as it relates to its origins, its influence on state licensing laws.
Identify the Golden Rule as one of the foundations upon which the Code of Ethics is built.
Given case studies, fact scenarios or similar interactive learning methods, identify possible violations of the Code of Ethics, specifically related to Engineering.
Questions may concern ethical problems on wide ranging topics, such as the classroom (e.g. cheating or plagiarism), personal relationships (e.g. dating or friendship), professional ethics (e.g. engineering, law, medicine), or social and political ethics (e.g. free speech, gun control, etc.) However, in this topic we are restricting ourselves to the problems arising from professional ethics only.
Ethics is defined as moral principles that govern a person’s behaviour or the conducting of an activity.
Just as a society functions on the social codes of conduct and a country is governed by its constitution, a business is run on corporate codes. In other words, there is professional code of conduct for any business. These codes keep evolving as other things around evolve and develop. Therefore, not only should business be defined within the confines of ethics, but it should be practiced strictly under its own professional code of conduct. This distinction helps to orient the general principles of ethics and business to particular activity. The principles, however, do not change.
Relative to the practice of engineering, which one of the following best defines 'Ethics'?
Study of Engineering Ethics includes:
According to most Provincial and Territorial Acts, which activity by a professional member would be considered UNETHICAL?
Which of the following is an example of a fraudulent, contractual misrepresentation?
Contractual disputes of a technical nature may be most expeditiously and effectively solved through:
Which type of original work below is automatically protected by copyright upon creation?
In order for compensation to be awarded to a plaintiff in a tort liability case, the defendant must have:
The professional’s standard of care and skill establishes the point at which a professional:
To effectively reduce liability exposure, the professional engineer or geoscientist should:
The national Society of Professional Engineers had a code, which requires professionals to: