Ethics has been defined as doing the right thing when no one is looking. Are you? Is everyone around you? What should you do if they’re not? Is what you think is right – the same thing as what others think is right? Use the words “code of ethics” with 10 people and you’ll get ten variations just on what it means to behave ethically.
This course introduces learners to professional ethics and the forces that shape engineering ethics including its history, the IEEE code of ethics of engineers, current engineering ethics and when and where ethical values are developed. The course explains how to identify ethical concerns both in and outside of the workplace, to recognize factors that modify ethical values, and to provide solutions to ethical problems.
By participating in this course, you will learn how to successfully:
- Develop a picture of what ethical behavior looks like
- Employ steps to solve ethical dilemmas
- Cultivate ideas for what to do if you or someone is not behaving in a manner consistent with ethical behavior
Presenter: Vincent Wedelich
Vincent is an associate level project manager and electrical engineer with over 29 years of experience. Vincent’s responsibilities include power system design and project management for the industrial and refinery markets. His experience includes multi-discipline project management for front end planning (FEP) and EPC refining projects. Additionally, he has worked on numerous expense and capital projects ranging from $100,000 to $500 million in total installed cost (TIC). Specialties include: 24VDC PLC controls to 138-kV transmission projects; FEL & EPC power and controls; electrical reliability; expense and capital power and control projects; project manager power, and automation projects; and PLC, HMI and Wonderware. Top Task Manager for the Oceanwind Lanoka and PeckBay Offshore Wind Turbine projects (LV sub design).
IEEE Houston PES Chair 2022-2022