|accountant banker car sales executive||engineer estate agent journalist||lawyer nurse dentist||police officer teacher taxi driver|
3 Discuss this list of unethical activities below. In your opinion, which are the worst? Are any common in your country?
|1) Avoiding paying tax 2) Claiming extra expenses 3) Using work facilities for private purposes (for example, personal phone calls) 4) Accepting praise for someone else’s ideas or work 5) Selling a defective product (for example, a second-hand car)||6) Using your influence to get jobs for relatives 7) Ringing in sick when you are not ill 8) Taking extended lunch breaks 9) Giving good references to people you want to get rid of 10) Employing people illegally|
Fill in the gaps with the words or word combinations below.
|impact standard of professional behavior impartiality highest standards ethical conduct welfare|
Code of Ethics for Engineers
Engineering is an important and learned profession. As members of this profession, engineers are expected to exhibit the 1___________ of honesty and integrity. Engineering has a direct and vital 2___________ on the quality of life for all people. Accordingly, the services provided by engineers require honesty, 3___________, fairness, and equity, and must be dedicated to the protection of the public health, safety, and 4__________. Engineers must perform under a 5___________ that requires adherence to the highest principles of 6___________.
5 Discuss these questions in groups.
· What is the main goal of engineers in their activity?
· What are the main professional obligations of engineers from your point of view?
· Which activities of engineers in work or business can be considered to be unethical?
6 Now read the following list of ‘professional obligations of engineers’. Define the key statements in each point of the list and fill in the table below.
|SHOULD DO||SHOULD NOT DO|
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