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Engineering Ethics and Professional Practice ENGR 4010

Engineer Degree Common Courses Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course introduces students to the structure, practice guidelines, and ethical codes of the engineering profession in Canada. It provides a comprehensive review of the roles and responsibilities of the professional engineer in society, especially the primary role of protection of the public and the public interest. Topics include ethical foundations, professional codes, sustainability and environmental responsibility, community and social engagement, as well as indigenous rights and reconciliation. Lectures and case studies specific to Canada will be used to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to practice as an engineer. This course Is designed for internationally trained engineers who intend to apply for registration as a professional engineer. It is also suitable for those preparing to write the National Professional Practice Examination (NPPE). ​

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$1,216.56

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of ENGR 4010 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 91818

Duration

Thu Jan 11 - Thu Mar 28 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 91818
  • Domestic fees $1216.56
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Mar 28 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$1216.56

Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. For more information for this particular course, please contact robby_tandrian@bcit.ca Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.
Status

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of ENGR 4010 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 69323

Duration

Thu Apr 11 - Thu Jun 27 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 69323
  • Domestic fees $1216.56
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 11 - Jun 27 Thu 17:30 - 20:30 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$1216.56

Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. For more information for this particular course, please contact robby_tandrian@bcit.ca Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the key ethical principles governing engineering practice in Canada.
  • Familiarize themselves with the codes of ethics and professional conduct norms established by Canadian engineering associations.
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of the fundamental ethical theories and principles relevant to engineering ethics within the Canadian context.
  • Identify the key ethical considerations that engineers must address in their practice, including honesty, integrity, and fairness.
  • Recognize the importance of personal and professional accountability and the role of self-regulation in the engineering profession in Canada.
  • Analyze the social and environmental aspects of engineering activities.
  • Describe the interactions that engineering has with the economic, social, health, safety, legal, and cultural aspects of society.
  • Foster a commitment to lifelong ethical learning and self-reflection as an integral part of professional development.
  • Discuss the concepts of sustainability and environmental stewardship.
  • Apply professional ethics, accountability, and equity principles to engineering practice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, assess, and develop solutions to ethical engineering issues.
  • Assess the environmental impact of engineering projects and propose ethical solutions for minimizing negative effects.
  • Analyze real-world engineering ethics cases specific to Canada and apply ethical theories to develop ethical solutions.
  • Engage in ethical debates and discussions to enhance critical thinking and ethical reasoning skills.
  • Discuss the ethical challenges posed by emerging technologies and innovations, such as artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and autonomous systems, within the Canadian engineering landscape​

Effective as of Winter 2024

Related Programs

Engineering Ethics and Professional Practice (ENGR 4010) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Canadian Engineering Professional Practice
    Microcredential Part-time

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