Ethics and Principles

Code of Ethics of Engineers



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

I. using their knowledge and skill for the enhancement of human welfare;

II. being honest and impartial, and servicing with fidelity the public, their employers and clients;

III. striving to increase the competence and prestige of the engineering profession; and

IV. supporting the professional and technical societies of their disciplines.




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 act in such a manner as to uphold and enhance the honor, integrity and dignity of the profession.


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