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					      Professional dimension
• Professional
  – Factual
  – Mentality
• Factual – can prove with evident
  – License
• Mentality
  – Act like a profession (professionalism)
  – Work with your peer professionals

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      Professional dimension
• What is the “professionalism” in your own
  program?
• In Electrical Engineering or Mechanical
  Engineering – Chartered Engineer
• What is yours?




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  Why you need to study “Society
         and Engineer”
• It is required by the accrediting body
• In the old days, the accreditation was done
  by IEE (now it is IET)
• IEE in the old days required such a subject
• After 1997, HKIE became the accreditation
  body in HK
• In UK, no such subject in the engineering
  curriculum ??!!
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         Professional Engineering
Professionalism
Definition:
• A profession is “a vocation requiring knowledge of some
  department of learning or science.”
   – Job related
• A professional is one who follows “an occupation as a means
  of livelihood or gain,” or one who is “engaged in one of the
  learned professions.”
• Professionalism is exhibited by one of the “professional
  character, spirit or methods” or the “standing, practice, or
  methods of a professional as distinguished from an amateur.”

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        Professional Engineering
Professionalism
Definition:
• American College Dictionary
  – Professionalism includes integrity, courtesy, honesty, and
    willing compliance with the highest ethical standards.
  – Professionalism goes beyond observing the engineering
    profession ethical rules: professionalism sensitively and
    fairly serves the best interests of the public.
• Components of Professionalism

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Professional Engineering




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      Engineering profession
• To recognize the professionalism of the
  engineering profession, the title “engineer”
  is protected by law (factual)
• Everyone can call himself/herself an
  engineer but cannot use the formal title
  (CEng, Ir etc) if he/she is not a registered
  engineer


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                    Engineering Title
• P.E. or PE is used in the U.S.
• P.Eng. or P.Eng (UK). used in the UK for Professional Engineers
  belonging to the Society of Professional Engineers UK (SPE)
• P.Eng. is used in Canada, except the province of Quebec.
• Eng. (French:ing.) is used in Quebec.
• CEng (Chartered Engineer) and IEng (Incorporated Engineer) in the UK &
  Republic of Ireland.
• CPEng in Australia and New Zealand
• Ing. in Germany (pre-nominal letters)
• Ir. in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia (Ir. germen: Ingenieur or Engineer)
• C.Eng in India Institution of Engineering under Royal Charter
• EurIng (European Engineer) in Europe, used as a pre-nominal (similar to
  Dr. or Prof).
• Ing.P.Eur (European Professional Engineer) in Europe.

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    Why want to be registered?
          Or why not?
• To register – need to pay the membership
  fee!!!
• HKIE $1420 per year for a member




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                  Why register
• LIFTS AND ESCALATORS (SAFETY) ORDINANCE -
  SECT 11A
• Duties of registered lift engineers or escalator
  engineers (Past version on 30/06/1997). (1) A
  registered lift engineer or registered escalator engineer
  shall in carrying out any lift works or escalator works, as
  the case may be- (a) ensure that the lift works or
  escalator works comply with the requirements of this
  Ordinance; and (Amended 44 of 1993 s. 4) (b) examine
  the lifts or escalators in question and test the safety
  equipment provided therefore and examine and test any
  lifts or escalators to which major alterations have been
  made, in accordance with this Ordinance.

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                      Why?
• http://hkucsb.hku.hk:8080/advertsys/static/
  vacancyE_20655.html




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                      How?
• In HK, to become a “professional
  engineer” it can be done by taking an
  accredited degree program and then 4
  years of graduate training as prescribed by
  HKIE
• http://www.hkie.org.hk/eng/html/qual&me
  mbership/progaccredlist.asp


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     How to become a chartered
           engineer in HK
• Member is a qualified professional engineer who
  has:
  – attained the age of 25,
  – obtained an accredited/recognised degree or the
    equivalent in an acceptable engineering discipline,
  – received adequate training,
  – had sufficient responsible experience, and
  – successfully completed the Institution's Professional
    Assessment or the equivalent
  – http://www.hkie.org.hk/docs/downloads/membership/f
    orms/M3.pdf

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Example in academic requirements
• Candidates applying for the class of Member in the
  Mechanical Discipline of the HKIE must satisfy the
  requirements laid down in the Institution’s Membership
  booklet: "M3 - Routes to Membership", with the following
  supplementary requirements:
• Graduates of the BSc (Hons) in Product Design and
  Analysis (43092) of the Mechanical Engineering
  Department of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  are required to top-up with the following courses offered
  by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in meeting the
  academic requirements for Member in the Mechanical
  and Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Disciplines:
• ISE441 Engineering Project Management
• ME4214 Design for Product Safety


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 ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
• SECTION 2 ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
• Academic qualifications that meet the requirements of
  the Institution for Member are:
• (i) a first degree (Honours) accredited by the Institution;
  or
• (ii) an accredited first degree as listed in the Washington
  Accord; or
• (iii) other acceptable qualifications, such as passes in
  Engineering Council (UK) Part II
   – Examinations including the "Engineer in Society", ie. Part II (A),
     (B) and (C) up to and including year 2001 and passes in the
     Engineering Council Postgraduate Diploma in and after year
     2002.

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                          Training
• Scheme A – training
   – Formal Training Route ( 2 years)
   – followed by one year of responsible experience
• General Experience Route
   – a minimum of five years of general experience followed by one
     year of responsible experience
• Mature Route for Candidates over 35 years of age
  – 15 years progressive experience (without recognized
    academic qualifications)
  – Minimum 6 years experience




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 PROFESSIONAL ASSESSMENT
• Interview and essay writing are the two major
  parts in the Professional Assessment process
• The essay writing is intended primarily as a test
  of the candidate's knowledge and experience in
  engineering practice and management as well
  as the broader issues of the engineer in
  community. It would also demonstrate the
  candidate's ability to marshall his thoughts and
  to express his ideas in a clear and concise
  manner in written English

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     Continuing Professional
    Development (CPD) Record
• A record of CPD should be provided. For
  candidates under the Formal Training Route, a
  minimum average of 45 hours (or 7.5 days) per
  year calculated from September 1994 or from
  the commencing date of Scheme A, up to the
  time of the Professional Assessment is required.
  For candidates under the General Experience
  Route, a minimum average of 45 hours per
  year for the 6 years immediately prior to their
  application for Professional Assessment is
  required

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                       CPD
• CPD may include technical conferences,
  seminars, symposia, courses, organized
  site visits and meetings of professional
  bodies.
• CPD is also required in order to keep your
  registration with HKIE



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               About HKIE
• The HKIE is a qualifying body for 20
  disciplines currently: Aircraft; Biomedical;
  Building; Building Services; Chemical;
  Civil; Control, Automation &
  Instrumentation; Electrical; Electronics;
  Environmental; Fire; Gas; Geotechnical;
  Information; Logistics & Transportation;
  Manufacturing & Industrial; Marine &
  Naval Architecture; Materials; Mechanical
  and Structural

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  Hong Kong Institution of Engineers


• To promote the advancement of engineering and
• to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas.
• To provide a broad range of services to members,
   – to assist them in developing their careers, and
   – to play their full role in contributing to society.
• To maintain a high standard of the profession, and
• to raise the standing and visibility of engineers.

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  Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
• Founded in 1947 (bringing together engineers of
  different disciplines for their common good).
• Incorporated by Government Ordinance in 1975.
• Membership is now the primary qualification for
  employment as a professional engineer (Ir.) in Hong
  Kong.
• In June 1995, joined the Washington Accord as one
  of the signatories. The engineering degrees accredited
  by the HKIE are recognised by all other signatories
  including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand,
  South Africa, the UK and the United States.

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• In 2001 and later, Japan, Germany, Malaysia and
  Singapore were admitted as a provisional signatory to
  the Washington Accord.
• In 2003, the HKIE was verified by the Sydney
  Accord as a full signatory. Under this Accord, Higher
  Diploma and Associate Degree Programmes
  accredited by the HKIE are recognised by other
  signatories including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New
  Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom, [and
  USA from 2009]

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  Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
Engineers should have acquired a clear understanding
  of:
  (a) The importance of adhering to the HKIE's Rules of
      Conduct
  (b) The need to make appropriate provision in every
      engineering project to ensure safety and reliability; and
      environmental factors;
  (c) Their responsibilities to their employer, their colleagues,
      other engineers and the community at large;
  (d) The importance and relevance of knowledge to the design,
      manufacture, construction, operation and maintenance of
      the particular products or services with which the
      employing organisation is concerned;
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(e) The general problems affecting an industrial
    organisation, such as the:-
    - Financial, economic, commercial and statutory
      limitations;
    - Limitations imposed by the workforce, machines
      and the materials available;
    - Operation and maintenance requirements that
      may affect engineering decisions;
(f) The vital importance of good industrial relations;
(g) Promote good personal relationship at all levels
    within an organisation;
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(h) The importance of communication, and of
    being able to discuss inter-related activities
    and problems with members in other
    branches of engineering;
(i) The need to exercise sound judgement and to
    accept responsibility; and
(j) The need to develop their abilities to the best
    advantage of the profession.
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         Chartered Engineer (UK)
• Engineering Council (UK), on behalf of the United Kingdom
  engineering profession is
• Established in 1960s and 1970s by the former Council of
  Engineering Institutions and Engineering Registration Board.
• Maintains a Register of Professional Engineers, grants the
  titles Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer and
  Chartered Engineer.
• Engineers are required to be a member of a nominated
  Engineering Institution Engineering Council (UK).

  http://www/uk-spec.org.uk/files/CE_IE

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   The Institution of Engineering and
           Technology (UK)
• The IET (formerly known as IEE) is licensed by the
  Engineering Council (UK) to assess applicants on its
  behalf.
• There are three types of registration for those
  involved in engineering and technology - Chartered
  Engineer, Incorporated Engineer and Engineering
  Technician.
• The guide to registration lays out the requirements,
  provides a map of the qualification process.

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   IET academic requirements
• To achieve the requirement for Chartered
  Engineer (CEng) status a one-year MSc
  degree following the BEng programme is
  required




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     Professional Engineers Ontario,
                 Canada
• Professional Engineers Ontario licenses Ontario's
  65,000 professional engineers, and sets standards for
  and regulates engineering practice in the province.
• It has a statutory mandate under the Professional
  Engineers Act to protect the public interest where
  engineering is concerned.
• Rigorously educated, experienced and committed to a
  Code of Ethics that puts the public interest first,
  licensed professional engineers can be identified by
  the P.Eng. after their names.
  Professional Engineers Ontario

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 Professional Engineers in Canada
Qualifications and Requirements:
• Graduate with a degree from an accredited program
  in engineering or applied science,
• Complete an Engineer in Training program under the
  direction of a P.Eng. (This is normally a four-year
  program)
• Review of work experience by the Association,
• Pass a professional practice exam (essentially an
  engineering ethics and law exam).
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    Professional Engineers in Canada
•   Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia
    (APEGBC)
•   Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta
    (APEGGA)
•   Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of
    Manitoba (APEGM)
•   Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick
    (APEGNB)
•   Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
•   Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia (APENS)
•   Association of Professional Engineers of Prince Edward Island (APEPEI)
•   Association of Professional Engineers of Yukon (APEY)
•   Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of the
    Northwest Territories (NAPEGG)
•   Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ)
•   Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEG-
    NL)
•   Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
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              Washington Accord
Principles of Good Practice for Washington Accord
Signatories Working Internationally (Approved June 2001)
Purpose:
• These principles are intended to provide a generally accepted
   framework for undertaking reviews in countries that are not
   signatories of the Washington Accord.
• They are intended to
   – strengthen the international stature of the Washington Accord
     Agreement,
   – strengthen the working relationship among Washington Accord
     Signatories and international quality assurance agencies, and
   – encourage and enhance ongoing cooperation and communication.

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             Washington Accord
Principle 1. Considerations for Washington Accord
Signatories When Determining to Undertake Quality
Assurance Evaluations in Another Country not a
member of the Accord
   Washington Accord Signatories will:
  – Affirm their organizational capacity to undertake a review
    (e.g., language, trained staff and evaluators, budget,
    experience, basic information about the country);
  – Clarify the relationship of international review activity to
    the priorities of the accrediting organization;
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– Communicate with other Washington Accord
  signatories about international review activity;
– Promulgate a clear statement of the scope of the
  evaluation and the use of the recognition status by
  an institution or program in another country,
  especially with regard to transfer of credit and
  degree and qualifications equivalency;
– Assure clear understanding of the relationship of
  the review to any international agreements that
  address quality assurance.

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            Washington Accord
Principle 2. Expectations for Conduct of
Evaluation Reviews Abroad
  Washington Accord Signatories will:
  – Inform national quality assurance agencies in countries
    where reviews are undertaken and, where appropriate,
    seek information, guidance, and concurrence from these
    agencies;
  – Communicate with rectors and other college and university
    officials at institutions where they are conducting reviews;

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        Washington Accord
– Assure that staff and evaluators are adequately
  informed about higher education and quality
  assurance in the countries in which they are
  conducting reviews to preclude the appearance of
  cultural insensitivity;
– Communicate fully and clearly about costs and
  currencies associated with a review.



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             Washington Accord
Principle 3. Quality Assurance of Online and Web-
  based Instruction and programs
Washington Accord Signatories will:
  – Work as closely as possible with their institutional and
    programmatic exporters of online and web-based
    education to assure quality as offerings are made available
    in a variety of countries, especially when the offerings
    involve instructional strategies that are unfamiliar to the
    host country;
  – Urge that these exporters review language, literacy and
    study skills levels of the target audience for these offerings,
    preparing separate or supplemental material to meet
    special needs if appropriate.

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            Washington Accord
Principle 4. Responsibilities to Students and
  Colleagues
Washington Accord Signatories will:
  – Work with the appropriate agencies in non-signatory
    countries to provide the most comprehensive and accurate
    information available about educational services and
    programs to avoid the export of diplomas of questionable
    quality offered for a fee;
  – Develop, in coordination with international colleagues, the
    appropriate protocol to assist non-signatory countries in
    reviewing educational imports from questionable
    provenance.

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An example –
Engineers Australia
Chartered Status
• Chartered Status is exclusive to Engineers
  Australia. It is a professional credential
  recognized by government, business and
  the general public worldwide.
• It certifies your practice in a competent,
  independent and ethical manner and
  indicates you are a leader in your field.
    http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/ieaust/index.cfm?5E5DAE80-CF2C-8BE4-CB67-799BA902B020
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Chartered Status represents:
  – the highest standards of professionalism;
  – leadership;
  – up-to-date expertise;
  – quality and safety; and
  – the ability to undertake independent practice.




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           Engineers Australia
Chartered Status is open to all Professional
 Engineers, Engineering Technologists and
 Engineering Officers.

Chartered title may be held by those in the
 Member and Fellow grades in each occupational
 category:
• Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng),
• Chartered Engineering Technologist (CEngT),and
• Chartered Engineering Officer (CEngO).

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          Engineers Australia
To achieve Chartered Status you must be able to
   demonstrate specified competencies at Stage 2
   (experienced practitioner) level.
The Chartered Status application process is a
   competency-based assessment with two steps:
  – the preparation of an Engineering Practice Report
    linking your work experience to the required
    competencies; and
  – a professional interview conducted by senior
    practitioners from the area of practice.

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        Engineers Australia
Once Chartered Status has been obtained,
• practitioner's will need to meet the
  ongoing Continuing Professional
  Development (CPD) and practice
  requirements.
• Chartered Members will also have to
  undergo auditing of their CPD activities.


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               Engineers Australia
Professional Engineer
• Academic qualification is an Australian four year professional
  engineering degree following twelve years of schooling, or
  equivalent.
The Professional Engineer:
   • Focuses on overall systems
   • Develops and applies new engineering practices
   • Applies leadership & management skills
   • Pursues engineering opportunities in an holistic way,
      taking environmental, community & social issues into
      account
   • Solves diverse problems.


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                         Engineers Australia
Pathway to recognition
a) through recognised
    (accredited)
    Engineering
    Qualifications
b) through a Competency
    Demonstration Report
    (CDR) for non-
    recognised
    qualifications.




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         http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/shadomx/apps/fms/fmsdownload.cfm?file_uuid=2D91E644-9AD2-6EEA-D640-D9FA3767CA26&siteName=ieaust
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Registration Criteria
Registered engineers are required to meet stringent criteria
  when applying for, and to maintain, their registration.
These criteria include:
   – Commitment to a Code of Ethics and its Disciplinary Regulations
   – Practising only within the limits of their competence in their
     area(s) of practice.
   – Undertaking substantial Continuing Professional Development to
     extend or update their knowledge, skill or judgment in their
     area(s) of practice. Their compliance with CPD standards is
     subject to audit on a regular basis.
   – Certifying that they have spent a total of at least one year during
     the last three years engaged in independent practice or working
     as an employee under general direction or have been enrolled in
     a formal postgraduate course directly related to their registration
     area(s).

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          Engineers Australia
Community benefits
• The benefits to the community of engaging
  registered engineering professionals accrue
  from
  – their satisfactory assessment against stringent criteria
    and
  – their commitment to practise ethically and only within
    their areas of competence.
• Registered engineering professionals are
  committed to the safety, health, welfare and
  economic and sustainable development
  interests of the community.

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                IEEE
 Profession, professional and
        professionalism
Mentality of being a professional




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                What is IEEE?
• IEEE (US) = HKIE (HK) ?????
• IEEE – a learned society ( a social club of
  engineers!!!)
• IEEE – is more than “social”

  A learned society is an organization that exists to
  promote an academic discipline or group of disciplines.
  Membership may be open to all, may require possession
  of some qualification, or may be an honor conferred by
  election
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    IEEE- WHAT A PROFESSION IS
•   Has a body of knowledge
     required to be acquired and maintained by the practitioner
•   The authority to practice
     is granted, upheld and enforced by an authorizing body
•   There is a society to which the individual belongs
     which promotes his/her practice field in common interests with others and
    strives to support their practice
•   There is a Code of Ethics
     to be complied with
•   Has a strong sense of public service
     with the obligation to practice in their best interests of protecting their health,
    safety and welfare
•   Practitioner is highly skilled in the services rendered

•   Practitioner is compensated for the services rendered

•   Practitioner functions with authority
     and exercises responsible, independent judgment in the application of
    his/her knowledge and skills
•   Practitioner achieves recognition
     and acquires esteem from the public, client, or employer and peers
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  IEEE - WHAT A PROFESSIONAL IS
One engaged in a profession, characterized by or conforming to the technical or
   ethical standards of a profession.
• High Academic Standards—Having knowledge and skill not possessed by the
   general public (for example, high levels of technical competence)
• Continual Renewal of Knowledge—Staying abreast of developments through
   journals, publications, conferences, and seminars
• Service for Society—Performing services that affect the public health, safety,
   and welfare (beneficial application of technical competence)
• Personal Responsibility for Work—Continually looking for own mistakes and
   opportunities/methods for improvement
• Display of Self-Confidence—Who wants a nervous dentist, unsure of which
   tooth to drill?
• Exercise of Judgment and Discretion—Having flexibility/authority to make
   decisions based upon a defined body of knowledge
• Predominantly Intellectual Work—Generally white-collar and not readily subject
   to productivity measurement
• Regulated/License Usually Required—Quality of work is subject to established
   standards. Members of the profession risk loss of right to practice for
   misconduct, incompetence, or gross negligence
• Dedication Beyond Pecuniary (monetary) and Personal Considerations—
   Commitment to the "calling" with ethics and quality of work transcending any
   other issues
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IEEE - WHAT PROFESSIONALISM IS
Has to do with how engineers practice and conduct them-
  selves in their work and as individuals in society.
• Further, it includes the way their clients/employers award
  them for their work.
• Further, it includes the recognition bestowed upon them
  by society as a result of the contributions they make to
  society from the results of applying their special
  scientific knowledge in engineering products for the
  public to use.
• Professionalism is the conduct that characterizes or
  marks a profession or professional person.
• Buried somewhere in the notion of professionalism “are
  ethics” or “honest practice.”
• Other attributes are a job well done, a concern for public
  approbation, and the need for “group action to protect
  engineers rights”.
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 IEEE - RECOMMENDATIONS
1.  Become a licensed Professional Engineer
2.  Maintain your technical competency
3.  Practice ethically, conforming to Code
4.  Protect the public, overall, while engaged by a client
    or an employer
    Report defects to employer and try to resolve within
    your organization
    If unresolvable within, go outside and report to the
    responsible authority
5. Encourage peers and new engineers to become
    P.E.s
6. Support fellow P.E.s in practicing ethically


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       IEEE -

  LICENSURE
      OF
 PROFESSIONAL
  ENGINEERS


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            REGISTRATION OF U.S.
              ENGINEERS (IEEE)
“The IEEE, in furtherance of IEEE Policy 7.6 (Protection of the Public) and IEEE
   Policy 7.8 (Code of Ethics), as they apply to the United States, recognizes that
   licensure and registration contributed to the professions' efforts to
   protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public by ensuring that
   practitioners meet the minimum recognized levels of education,
   experience, and competence. In support of this position, the IEEE:
A. Aggressively represents the interests of IEEE members in the licensure and
    registration process;
B. Actively participates in the development of sound engineering licensure and
    registration procedures on a continuing basis;
C. Strives to promote the adoption of uniform engineering licensure and
    registration requirements among all states and territories;
D. Participates in developing content and specifications for national examinations
    that are used to evaluate engineering competence; and
E. Strongly encourages individuals to pursue engineering licensure and
    registration, not only as a means of meeting the legal requirements for
    protecting the health, welfare, and safety of the public, but also to ensure that
    they can be prepared to meet the needs of international, national, and state
    engineering practices.”

IEEE POLICY 7.6 STATEMENT ON REGISTRATION

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    Engineering Licensure Policy
           (IEEE USA)
• It is our position that engineering licensure
  contributes to the profession's efforts to
  protect the health, welfare and safety of the
  public by ensuring that practitioners meet
  the minimum recognized levels of education,
  experience, and competence.
• Further, professional licensing and the
  associated self regulation serves the interest
  of both the IEEE and the public through an
  efficient and effective means by which
  electrical engineers may obtain a widely
  recognized credential.

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      Engineering Licensure Policy
             (IEEE USA)
In support of this position:
• We (IEEE) aggressively represent the interests of IEEE members in the
    licensure process.
• We actively participate in the development of sound engineering
    licensure procedures on a continuing basis.
• We strive to promote the adoption of uniform engineering licensure
    requirements among all states and territories; to the benefit of those
    engineers whose practice spans jurisdictions.
• We participate in developing content and specifications for national
    examinations that are used to evaluate engineering competence.
• We provide educational materials related to professional licensure to
    IEEE section meetings/conferences, individuals and IEEE members.
• We strongly encourage individuals to pursue engineering licensure,
    not only as a means of meeting the legal requirements for protecting
    the health, welfare and safety of the public, but also to ensure that
    they can be prepared to meet the needs of international, national and
    state engineering practices.


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       Washington Accord (update)
Signatories
• Australia - Represented by Engineers Australia (1989)
• Canada - Represented by Engineers Canada (1989)
• Chinese Taipei - Represented by Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan (2007)
• Hong Kong China - Represented by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (1995)
• Ireland - Represented by Engineers Ireland (1989)
• Japan - Represented by Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (2005)
• Korea - Represented by Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea (2007)
• Malaysia - Represented by Board of Engineers Malaysia (2009)
• New Zealand - Represented by Institution of Professional Engineers NZ (1989)
• Singapore - Represented by Institution of Engineers Singapore (2006)
• South Africa - Represented by Engineering Council of South Africa (1999)
• United Kingdom - Represented by Engineering Council UK (1989)
• United States - Represented by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (1989)
Organisations holding provisional status
• Germany - Represented by German Accreditation Agency for Study Programs in
   Engineering and Informatics
• India - Represented by National Board of Accreditation of All India Council for Technical
   Education
• Russia - Represented by Russian Association for Engineering Education
• Sri Lanka - Represented by Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka
                            The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
          Sydney Accord (update)
• Australia - Represented by Engineers Australia (2001)
• Canada - Represented by Canadian Council of Technicians and
  Technologists (2001)
• Hong Kong China - Represented by The Hong Kong Institution of
  Engineers (2001)
• Ireland - Represented by Engineers Ireland (2001)
• New Zealand - Represented by Institution of Professional Engineers NZ
  (2001)
• South Africa - Represented by Engineering Council of South Africa
  (2001)
• United Kingdom - Represented by Engineering Council UK (2001)
• United States - Represented by Accreditation Board for Engineering
  and Technology (2009)




                              The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
        Source: http://www.washingtonaccord.org/Sydney/signatories.cfm
                             Professionalism
Professionals, perspective:
    – Trustworthy, competent, respectful, integrity,
      considerable, empathetic, courteous, dependable,
      cooperative, committed, well presented,
      approachable, supportive, accountable, respect for
      self & others, knowledgeable, responsible, stay-
      within-professional-boundaries,…
Judge professionalism?
    – Attitude, values, communication, presentation,
      approaches, image, …
So what’s professionalism for Engineers?

 Source: Campbell and Taylor, Professionalism
 in the workspace
                                    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

				
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