Homework Question on Ethics and Licensure for Engineers
- Read the NSPE Code of Ethics and the ASCE Code of Ethics
1. Identify sections that relate to the following topics.
- Truthful Reporting
- Taking credit for the work of others
- Dishonest Reporting
2. Compare the codes of ethics and describe three canons that are similar between the two.
- Identify each cannon
- In your own words explain what each cannon discusses
- Explain why they are similar Licensure (20 points each).
3.Review the NCEES Licensure Website
- Describe the four steps required to become a professional engineer
- Dandy the website the state of Arizona uses to inform and list its professional engineers
- What am the examination dates for engineering in 2015?
Homework Answer on Ethics and Licensure for Engineers
Section that relates to truthful reporting
From the NSPE and the ASCE Codes of Ethics, it is evident that the sections stating that engineers shall issue public statements only in an objective and truthful manner relates to truthful reporting.
Section that relates to taking credit for the work of others
The section stating that engineers shall perform services only in the areas of their competence relates to taking credit for the work of others.
Section that relates to dishonest reporting
Closely related to dishonest reporting is the section that states that engineers shall avoid deceptive acts.
Identify each canon
Three similar canons in the two codes of ethics are those stating that engineers shall hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public, engineers shall perform services only in areas of their competence, and engineers shall issue public statements only in an objective and truthful manner.
In your own words explain what each cannon discusses
The first canon ‘engineers shall hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public’ discusses the need for engineers to notify their employers in case their judgment is overruled because of endangering life or property. It also discusses that engineers need to approve documents that conform with the applicable or authority of the employer, the illegality of revealing information without the consent of the employer, the need to avoid fraudulent or dishonest enterprise, and the need to report those who violate the codes to the relevant authorities.