Ethical conduct for engineering professionals

Engineering profession has a direct and vital impact on the quality of life for all people. General public therefore expect all members of this profession to exhibit the highest standards of honesty and integrity. Accordingly, the services provided by engineers require honesty, dependability, impartiality, fairness, and equity. They must be dedicated to the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare in all their professional acts. They must perform under a standard of professional behaviour that requires adherence to the highest principles of ethical conduct. All Engineering Professionals, while in discharge of their professional duties, shall:

  1. Uphold the highest standards of professional conduct including honesty, integrity, fairness, reliability and trustworthiness.
  2. Hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public and act with concern to minimise adverse effects on the environment in applications of engineering/technical solutions.
  3. Perform professional services only in the areas of their competence while accepting responsibility for their professional advice, decisions and activities.
  4. Avoid all conduct or practice that deceives the public or their employer and not be influenced in their professional discharge of duties by conflicts of interests.
  5. Not attempt to damage/criticize, maliciously or falsely, directly or indirectly, the professional reputation, prospects, practice, or employment of other engineering professionals, give credit for professional work to whom credit is due and recognize the proprietary interests of others.
  6. Issue public statements, professional reports, or testimony only in an objective and truthful manner, include all relevant and pertinent information in such reports, statements, or testimony.