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Engineering ethics. Essence of ethics. Institute of Engineer's. Bangladesh (IEB).

Engineering Ethics and Bangladesh

Engineering is an important and learned profession. As members of this profession, engineers are expected to exhibit the highest standards of honesty and integrity. Engineering has a direct and vital impact on the quality of life for all people. Accordingly, the services provided by engineers require honesty, impartiality, fairness, and equity, and must be dedicated to the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare. Engineers must perform under a standard of professional behavior that requires adherence to the highest principles of ethical conduct.
Fundamental Canons (According to National Society of Professional Engineers. USA):

Engineers, in the fulfillment of their professional duties, shall:

1.Hold          paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public.
2.          Perform          services only in areas of their competence.
3.          Issue          public statements only in an objective and truthful manner.
4.          Act          for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees.
5.          Avoid          deceptive acts.
6.          Conduct          themselves honorably, responsibly, ethically, and lawfully so as to          enhance the honor,
reputation, and usefulness of the profession.

The Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) is the most prestigious National Professional Organization of the country. It is registered under the Societies Registration Act of the country. IEB includes all disciplines of engineering. Since its establishments, IEB has been promoting and disseminating knowledge and practice of engineering and science. On of the major goal of IEB is to ensure the professional excellence and continuous professional development of the engineers in the country. It has also been working relentlessly to establish close and co-operation with the other professional bodies both in Bangladesh and outside the country. The Institutions mission has always been to serve the teeming millions through the practice of engineering science and continuously improving the professional standards of its members. The IEB as a national forum of engineers also addresses the common problems confronting the engineers. On different occasions, IEB came forward with its clear vision of the problems of development and formulated specific suggestions on these issues. IEB prepared and presented its recommendations on the Power Sector Reform Policy, Flood Control and Management, Public Administration Reform, Traffic Problem, National Pay Scale, Information Technology, Renewable Energy, Problems of Dhaka Metropolis and Integrated Approach towards Solution of Endemic Problem faced by the public etc. to the Government on different occasions. Besides, IEB is also playing a significant role for the professional development of its valued members.


1. I solemnly promise that as a member of The Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh I shall uphold and advance the integrity, honor and dignity of the engineering
profession using my knowledge and skill and shall hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public and shall try to comply with the principles of sustainable
development in the performance of my professional duties.
2. I shall be honest and impartial and serve with complete fidelity the public, employer and clients I shall not accept remuneration for services rendered other that that from
my employer or with my employer's permission
3. I shall perform services only in areas of my competence
4. I shall build my professional reputation of the merit of my services and shall not compete unfairly with others
5. I shall act in professional matters for my employer or client as faithful agent or trustee and shall avoid conflict of interest and avoid deceptive acts.
6. I shall issue public statements only in an objective and truthful manner, and shall not in a self-laudatory language or in any manner derogatory to the dignity of the
profession, or professional bodies, neither advise or write articles for publication, nor shall authorize such advertisements to be written or published by any other person
7. I, without disclosing the fact to my employer in writing shall not be director of or have a substantial financial interest in, nor be an agent for any company, firm or
person carrying on any contracting, consulting or manufacturing business which is or may be involved in the work to which my employment relates, nor shall I receive
directly or indirectly any royalty, gratuity or commission or any article or process used in or for the purpose of the work in respect of which I am employed unless of
until such royalty, gratuity or commission has been authorized in writing by the employer
8. I shall support the professional and technical societies of my discipline
9. I, in connection with work in country other than my own shall order my conduct according to these rules, as far as they are applicable ; but where the country has
recognized standards of professional conduct, I shall adhere to them
10. I shall not offer, guide, solicit or receive, either directly or indirectly any political contribution in an amount intended to influence the award of a contract by the public
11. I solemnly promise I shall avoid bribery and extortion in any form. If I encounter such acts done by any member. I shall be ethically bound to report it to the Ethical
Review Board (ERB) of IEB .
12. I shall continue my professional development throughout my career, and shall provide opportunities and support for the professional development of the engineers under
my supervision
13. A member who shall be convicted by a competent tribunal of criminal offence, which in the opinion of the disciplinary body renders him unfit to be a member, shall
         deemed to have been guilty of improper conduct.

Every engineer needs to study engineering ethics before they engage in any act of service. Engineers need to endure that they put the needs of others first before their own when dispensing their duties. Engineers also study the engineering code of ethics to ensure that they maintain professionalism-any professional needs to maintain a standard, which is what the code of ethics does. When engineers follow these codes, they maintain high levels of professionalism, ensuring that their profession remains respectable.

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Engr. Abdullah Al Jannath Newaz (Antu)
Life Member of Institute of Engineer's .Bangladesh (IEB). M # 33486.
Assistant Engineering Officer
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