Ethics

Structural engineers may come across situations that pose an ethical dilemma and are required to be clear about their level of ethical duty. The Institution has produced guidance and example scenarios where an ethical decision must be taken to help structural engineers understand and manage the ethical issues they may come across at work.  The guidance provides members with assistance in determining the right approach to take.  The Institution requires members to demonstrate high ethical standards and failure to adopt appropriate standards may lead to disciplinary action.

All members must abide by the Institution's Code of Conduct. To this end, all members sitting their professional review interview are assessed on their understanding of ethical behaviour. We also recommend members subscribe to the Statement of Ethical Principles for the Engineering Profession, published by the Engineering Council.

Institution guidance

Institution guidance

Guidance on ethical practice to assist members and others in understanding their ethical obligations.

Example ethical scenarios

Example ethical scenarios

Understand how to recognise and approach an ethical dilemma with these example scenarios.

Reading list

Reading list

Want to know more about ethical engineering practice? This list suggests options for further reading.

Ethics guidance from other organisations

External ethics guidance

Guidance on ethical practice from other organisations.

About the Ethics Panel

About the Ethics Panel

About the Panel and their work.

FAQs

FAQs

The Panel address common questions concerning ethical practices.

Whistleblowing

Whistleblowing

The Ethics Panel have produced guidance for whistleblowers and organisations.


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