- What is ethics and how is it defined?
- Causes of ethical problems
- Attempts by legislation to regulate ethics
- Ethical Codes for Engineers (NSPE Code of Ethics)
- Steps to make an ethical decision
- Ethical case studies
- Risk and ethics
Licensed engineers are encouraged to attend this course. This course will count for the State of Wisconsin's requirement for 2 PDH in ethics for professional licensure.
Upon Completion, you will:
- Understand what is ethics and its use in engineering
- Understand the causes of ethical problems in engineering
- Understand and apply the NSPE Code of Ethics to ethical situations
- Understand and apply the steps in making an ethical decision
- Understand and apply the steps in accounting for risk and ethics
Blake Wentz, CPC, LEED ®AP has a Bachelor's degree in Business and a Master's degree in Engineering from the University of Nebraska. He owned and operated his family's mechanical contracting business, Wentz Plumbing and Heating, in Lincoln, NE for five years before becoming a college professor. He has been a professor at the Milwaukee School of Engineering for 8 years and was named the Program Director of Construction Management at the beginning of 2008. He is the faculty advisor for the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Student Chapter, whose competition teams have qualified for the National Finals five of the last seven years, winning the National Title in 2011. Mr. Wentz was named the Educator of the Year for 2008 by Wisconsin Builder Magazine, was the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) National Educator of the Year in 2010 and was named National Educator of the Year for the MCAA in 2011. He is also involved in consulting activities and has been an expert witness for construction legal disputes as well as being a keynote speaker for various organizations and is an instructor for the AGC of Wisconsin's Leadership and Business Management program, teaching the ethics component of that course. Mr. Wentz is a co-author of a textbook on Construction and Engineering Law that will be released in 2013 in which he authored the ethics chapter of the book.