Understanding of the professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities of practicing civil engineers.
Engineering ethics can be described as engineers using the privileges, responsibilities, and obligations that those of the profession have to keep citizens and the society safe using their moral judgment. The engineering profession has actually adopted a code ethics for all engineers to practice. As future engineers, upholding this code is of the utmost importance due to the numerous lives at risk if every step isn't followed to ensure the safety of the public.
Throughout our degree, we have been taught to uphold the ethics and have shown our ability to do so through completing the senior design course. This entailed making sure that the needs of the client were more important than fulfilling the minimum requirements for the course, as well as being completely honest with the client throughout the process.
As a gesture of my willingness to uphold ethics in my profession, I have volunteered to join the "Order of the Engineer". This is a Fellowship of engineers who are trained in science and technology and dedicated to the practice, teaching, or administration of their profession. Initiation into the order includes a commitment to the "Obligation" shown on the certificate and the acceptance of a stainless steel ring to be worn on the little finger of the working hand. Only those who have met the high standards of professional engineering training or experience are invited to accept the Obligation, which is voluntarily received for life.