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Ethics for engineers falls in an unstructured gray zone

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1 Author(s)
Watson, J. ; Fenn Coll. of Eng., Cleveland State Univ., OH

As engineering is a profession, engineers must consider the impact of ethics in their behavior. The design and application of technology include the responsibility to provide quality products and services. Professional engineering includes the responsibility of creating a positive impact on society and the quality of life. The trust places a greater responsibility on the engineering profession to assure personal safety and national security. This underscores the need for engineers to understand ethical behavior and to establish ethical conduct as a foundation of their career. In fact, engineering ethics is as important to good engineering practices as mathematics, physics, design skills, and other engineering fundamentals. Thus many Professional engineering organizations such as the IEEE have developed codes of ethics as a guide for their members

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Potentials, IEEE  (Volume:25 ,  Issue: 4 )

Date of Publication:

July-Aug. 2006

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