Becoming an Engineer is a passion to pursue. A professional who belongs in this craft is like conquering the universe and an every dream of anybody to achieve. Everything is a fulfillment for every engineer. Engineers are professional practitioners of engineering who are concerned with the application of scientific information, mathematics, and creativity. Engineers are to build up solutions for any technical problems available and designed materials, structures, and systems with all the consideration of all the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety, and costs. The labor of every engineer has a connection between discovery and subsequent application to the needs of human being and the quality of every life involved. It implies that engineers have versatile minds that are able to interconnect science, technology, and society as a whole. Engineers are brilliant people who possessed exceptional intelligence. Engineers have many obligations to their client, employers, and the profession. Through these obligations, many engineering societies established codes of practice and codes of ethics. The codes of ethics are guiding principles for engineers or every member of the society and the interest of the public. Every member of the engineering discipline and professional society maintains a code of ethics and pledge to uphold in any circumstances. Every specialization in engineering is governed by specific statue, product liability laws, whistle blowing, and its principles. Engineering ethics is a system of moral principles that is applied to the practices of engineering, it observes and lay down the obligations by engineers toward the clients, society, and profession.
The code of engineering ethics has a general principles; it identifies a specific primacy to the consideration of engineers for the clients, employers, and profession. The code of ethics is incorporated to greater or lesser level into the regulatory laws of jurisdictions. Its general principles serve as a guide to engineers but require them careful judgment to understand how the code applies to its precise conditions. The code of ethics of engineers are fundamentally similar across the different societies in engineering, chartered every authority in the community, and it extends the code to its publication on specific guidance. Engineers recognize that every humankind deserve safety, good health, and welfare; its dependency is upon the judgment imposed by engineers, the decisions and practices that incorporates in machines, products, and its processes.
There is a proper confirmation on every transaction made before the transaction is approved through the standards for safety and for the benefit of everyone involved. Aside from the guiding principles, engineers have responsibilities as every engineer recognizes that the utmost merit in the profession is the every labor and exercises of the commitment of the profession in the service to the society, welfare, and progress of the majority. Every engineer has a great awareness of the world by the transformation of nature for the benefit of humankind, his interest in the universe, and information of a reality to promote a better and happier world to live in. Engineers have the complete authority to reject or decline any pertaining documents that can cause any harm or impairment to the general interest of the public. By avoiding, any hazardous situation or threatening events can prevent untoward incidents and cannot affect the rights of humankind. Several conducts on ethical issues for engineers to promote is the technical practices with their wide considerations in terms of business conducts. Engineers maintain their healthy relationship with clients, any consultant, various competitors, and contractors. They ensure legal documents for compliance by their respective clients, contractor of the client, and other areas involved in the business. Conflict of interest is dealt with in a light manner; this matter is not avoided especially a person or organization has multiple interest that possibly corrupt the motivation of every action toward the negotiations. The treatment of confidentiality or proprietary information is sustained to control the leakage of an economic advantage over competitors or customers. There are some engineering societies are concerned about environment; they addressed environmental protection as an impartial question of ethics.
It is bound to happen that the duty and responsibility of engineers is to sustain the status of their profession to guarantee a proper discharge and perfectly maintain a professional conduct originated in their sincere ability, integrity, resilience, self-control, humility, and fairness. The relationship between the engineer and the employer has a guarantee of constant enhancement of information in particular to the profession of engineers. Engineers must possess the attitude to a proper dissemination of information and knowledge; fully share his expertise and experiences, provides opportunities for quality education and functional trainings of workers, recognizes honor and satisfactory performances. In addition, support materially and morally to the institutions where he finished his engineering course as a gratitude for the benefits and opportunities given to him by the institution. It is of great responsibility of every engineer to carry out his work with efficiency, abide, and support the law accordingly. Most especially, engineers ensure a primacy of compliance with the standards of the protection of the workers as provided by the law. As professionals, engineers are most expected to his high commitment to high standards of conduct.
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