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Engineering Ethics Guide

Engineering is an important and learned profession. As members of this profession, engineers are expected to exhibit the highest standards of honesty and integrity. Engineering has a direct and vital impact on the quality of life for all people. Accordingly, the services provided by engineers require honest, impartiality, fairness and equity, and must be dedicated to the protection of the public health, safety and welfare. Engineers must perform under a standard of professional behavior which requires adherence to the highest principles of ethical conduct. - Preamble from the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Code of Ethics for Engineers

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Understanding Ethics

Learn about ethical thinking and reasoning, codes of ethics, and more.

Activities for the Classroom

Engage students in ethical discussions with fun activities. 

Ethics in Action (Case Studies)

See how ethics was or was not applied in the past.

Ethical Leadership


Resources for students who aim to enhance their ethical thinking and leadership skills.

Academic Integrity and Fair Use

Wondering what's acceptable behavior and what are common pitfalls?

Kari Kozak - Liaison

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Kari A. Kozak
Director, Lichtenberger Engineering Library
2001 Seamans Center (2nd Floor)

Lichtenberger Engineering Library
2001 Seamans Center (2nd Floor)