Why Engineers Should Support Their Profession's Code

TitleWhy Engineers Should Support Their Profession's Code
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1987
AuthorsDavis, M
Conference NameSociety of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Chicago Chapter
Date PublishedJune 10, 1987
PublisherCenter for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology
Place PublishedChicago
KeywordsENGINEERING , professional , professional codes of ethics
AbstractThe title of this paper implies that all engineers share a single code of ethics. Unfortunately, they don't. Members of the IEEE are subject to one code. Members of the NSPE are subject to another. Civil, chemical, and mechanical engineers are subject to others. A few of you may be subject to two of these codes, or even three. The primary difference in these codes is format and detail. The codes are enough alike in substance that obeying one is generally consistent with the others. So, afther exploring the case of the Challenger Disaster, the author explains how codes of ethics help engineers exert their professional opinion and values when ethical conflicts arise.
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