RedVector RV-W020520

02/05/2020: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR, Ethics in Engineering, Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 12pm-1pm Eastern

02/05/2020: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR, Ethics in Engineering, Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 12pm-1pm Eastern

1 hr. Webinar

Level: Fundamental

Item#: RV-W020520

SME: Allen Akins

A survey of ABET accredited institutions showed 70% of the surveyed institutions did not require their students to take an ethics-related course. Yet, we all have heard accounts of companies with some type of unethical dilemma that caused a major disaster. Ask yourself, would you allow your family to fly on an airplane that was designed by an engineer who was known to use cheap, unqualified material only because the company gave him a kickback for using their product. Would your family and you live on the top floor of a 20-story high rise knowing an architect did not test the building for safety because the project was behind schedule and over budget? If you answered no, then this course is for you. In this course you will learn how does one handle conflict of interest that lies in that “gray” area. Answer the question, “Are there cases where we can, and should, act against an important principle to achieve an even-more-important benefit?” Engineers and architects are entrusted by the public to provide professional solutions to complex situations, engineers can face ethical dilemmas in all forms. With this course you will learn how ethics is not something you can turn on and off but must live in your everyday scenarios. We will introduce the family lawyer strategy.
Note: This is a live webinar delivered via GoToWebinar. Session instructions will be emailed to you 24-48 hours prior to the webinar and the morning of the webinar. If you have not received your instructions for any reason please call RedVector Client Support (1-866-546-1212) the day of the event. Webinars are live and interactive. Students will have the ability to directly interact with and ask questions of the presenter.
Course Objectives

  • Describe the professional aspects of ethical communication. 

  • Describe the purpose of codes of ethics. 

  • Examine and understand in-depth analysis of case studies that are based on real work situations. 

  • Identify how to handle conflicts of interest.

State Licenses
DC - Engineer (General - CE21800018)
IN - Engineer (General - Board Approved - CE21800018)