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Professionalism for Engineers Unit 3: Engineering Ethics

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Unit overview

This unit explores what is meant by engineering ethics and why they are important.

A particular focus will be made on personal conduct, conflicts of interest and whistleblowing. 

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BSSEC, Building Services Sustainability & Environmental Consultancy, is in the business of helping commercial organisations become more energy efficient. BSSEC was founded by current Executive Chairman Paul Bennett in 2005. Paul started his career as an electrician’s apprentice and has worked up to become a Chartered Engineer and board director of an international engineering business.

Paul is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Director with 30 years’ experience in electrical and mechanical building engineering design, contracting, maintenance and operation. Paul’s specialisms include electrical building services, mechanical building services, energy efficiency and renewable infrastructures. Paul is a member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and a fellow of the Institute of Directors (IoD). Paul writes courses for the IET, IoD and Energy Institute on the subject of career development.

Paul also acts as an engineering ambassador for the IoD and is also a member of the judging panel for the Innovation category of the 2018 Director of the Year Awards UK Finals.

Type Unit
What you will learn
This unit is comprised of the following learning objectives:

1. Hear the views of a practicing professional engineer on engineering ethics.
2. Appreciate the importance of personal conduct.
3. Understand conflicts of interest.
4. Consider when whistleblowing is an appropriate duty of an engineer.

Who should learn
Chartered, Incorporated or Technician Engineers.