Engineering Ethics and Morals

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Engineering ethics and morals:
Engineering is an essential and learned profession. As members of this profession, engineers are likely to show the highest standards of honesty and integrity. Engineering has a straight and vital impact on the quality of life for all people. Consequently, the services offered by engineers need honesty, impartiality, equality, and must be dedicated to the protection of the public safety, welfare, and health. Engineers must act under a standard of professional performance that requires adherence to the maximum principles of ethical conduct.
During the past two centuries a various number of bridges and buildings had been structurally failed and collapsed all over the world. Some of these cases caused a sizeable number of human losses. For example, collapse of Tay Bridge in 1879 killed at least sixty persons. Beside the problems related to their construction and design, probably the miscarriage to follow engineering ethics correctly was partly responsible for these incidents. Growing engineering professionalism during the nineteenth century gave rise to the development of a number of famous engineering societies, such as American Institute of Mining Engineers (AIME) (1871), American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE ( (1884), etc. Instead, responding to series of significant structural failures mentioned above, some engineering societies developed formal codes of ethics.

• What is engineering ethics:
Is the field of practical ethics and method of moral principles that apply to the practice of engineering. The field studies decisions confronting individuals and organizations engaged in engineering and sets the responsibilities by engineers to society, to their clients, and to the profession. Bas...

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4. Conflict of Interest:
If he receives any payments for consultancy out of his regular duty to this office or company, he is supposed to let his office know about it. Both of these points are linked to inflicting harm to the employer or the office or company. According to a hadith of the Prophet, inflicting harm to others is not allowed.
• Why Ethics are important for an engineer:
Engineering is one of the important majors. Engineers are design, build and provide different solutions that serve the community. We know that engineering profession can affect public safety. it can lead to a hazardous mistakes. Learning ethics is important to avoid those mistakes. It helps to avoid issues before they arise and recognize the solutions. Without ethics people would not have ideas of right and wrong and help to choose right actions.
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