Engineering Code of Ethics

IISE endorses the Code of Conduct provided by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Code of Ethics. 

The Fundamental Principles

Engineers uphold and advance the integrity, honor and dignity of the engineering profession by:

1. Using their knowledge and skill for the enhancement of human welfare;

2. Being honest and impartial, and serving with fidelity the public, their employers and clients;

3. Striving to increase the competence and prestige of the engineering profession; and

4. Supporting the professional and technical societies of their disciplines.

The Fundamental Canons

1. Engineers shall hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public in the performance of their professional duties.

2. Engineers shall perform services only in the areas of their competence.

3. Engineers shall issue public statements only in an objective and truthful manner.

4. Engineers shall act in professional matters for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees, and shall avoid conflicts of interest.

5. Engineers shall build their professional reputation on the merit of their services and shall not compete unfairly with others.

6. Engineers shall associate only with reputable persons or organizations.

7. Engineers shall continue their professional development throughout their careers and shall provide opportunities for the professional development of those engineers under their supervision.

-Visit the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) site to learn more about the Code of Conduct and the accreditation process and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) site to learn more about the Code of Ethics