Professional Ethics & Excellence for Chemical Engineers | AIChE

Professional Ethics & Excellence for Chemical Engineers

As a chemical engineer, your actions affect the health, safety and welfare of society. That makes your ethical conduct as a professional of the utmost importance. In this online course, you’ll gain an introduction to key issues in engineering ethics while you prepare to confront and resolve the inevitable ethical dilemmas you’ll encounter in your career. You’ll address real-world issues that arise through human interactions in the workplace. In addition, you’ll discover and learn how to apply the seven elements of professional excellence: Communication, fulfilling commitments, recognizing and expanding professional limits, investing in your profession and society, affirmation of co-workers, celebrating your work and protecting your personal life.

This course may be taken as part of the AIChE Credential for Sustainability Professionals (ACSP). More info

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize the key ethical issues an engineer will face
  • Identify real-world dilemmas that arise through human interactions
  • Employ techniques for improving your communication and time management skills
  • Identify workplace management issues and enhance your experience of work
  • Recognize and apply the seven elements of professional excellence

Who Should Attend:

Engineers and managers across all sectors who want to better understand engineering ethics and develop the skills that lead to professional excellence. Whether you’re new to engineering or a seasoned veteran, you’ll gain insight and tools you can immediately put into practice in your workplace to raise the ethics bar and achieve the highest professional standards in engineering.  

Unit One

  • Lecture One: Introduction to Engineering Ethics
    • Basis/Definition
    • Codes of Engineering Ethics
  • Lecture Two: From Ethics to Excellence

Unit Two

  • Lecture Three: Elements of Professional Excellence
    • Communication
    • Fulfilling Commitments
    • Recognizing and Expanding Professional Limits
    • Investing in Your Profession & Society
    • Affirmation of Coworkers
    • Celebrating Your Work
    • Protecting Your Personal Life

Final Exam: 12 Questions


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