Professional Practice

This section contains a large number of cases, discussions, essays and articles, and ethical guidelines bearing on the professional responsibilities of engineers. These range over the engineering disciplines from civil to electrical to biomedical engineering.

Highlights include: essays about professional moral exemplars, and extensive case collections from the NSPE and Texas A&M

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  • What constitutes exemplary individual and organizational professional practice? We are continuing to build this section. Send us your ideas for people and groups to include.
  • A variety of other resources related to ethics in professional engineering practice.
  • Essays, articles, and student projects concerning ethics in engineering practice and in a corporate environment.
  • Cases, scenarios and role plays, some with commentary, focusing on problems arising in professional settings. These cases are housed in our Case Database, but are included here for an easier topical search.
Cite this page: "Professional Practice" Online Ethics Center for Engineering 7/28/2009 OEC Accessed: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 <>