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SCHOOL OF MECHATRONIC ENGINEERING EUT440 - ENGINEERS IN SOCIETY MATRIC BIL. STUDENTS’ NAME NUMBER ZULHELMI BIN

SCHOOL OF MECHATRONIC ENGINEERING

EUT440 - ENGINEERS IN SOCIETY

   

MATRIC

BIL.

STUDENTS’ NAME

NUMBER

1

ZULHELMI BIN MD YUSOP

131112903

2

MUHAMAD ZAIFULNIZAM BIN ZAINUDZIN

131111226

3

4

ZULHILMI BIN ABDUL WAHID

131112904

5

MUHAMMAD HAFFID BIN ISHAK

131111346

LECTURER:

1.0

Abstract

Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles moral uprightness. Beside generally a personal choice to uphold oneself to consistently moral and ethical standards. Integrity is regarded by many people as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one’s action. So on behaviour and morality an individual is said to possesses the virtue of integrity if the individual’s actions are based upon an internally consistent framework of principles. In world of work we need has high moral behaviour to make others believe and respect to us. An individual’s values system provides a frame works within which the individual’s acts in ways are consistent and expected. Various measures can be adopted by engineers in the direction to prevent corruption and unethical practices in the engineering profession. One of the most important measures is the familiarisation with the code of ethics. Engineers must get themselves familiar with the code of ethics that govern the duties and responsibilities of engineers. Rightness, enough detail to enable an intelligent man to deduce for himself the course of his own professional conduct. The engineering code of ethics explain and illustrate the right tasks that an engineer should perform and wrongdoings that he or she is prohibited from undertaking such as unwise practises of cutting corner corruption.

Engineering proves no different and invent the future. Their works invariably affect the lives of people and their environment. Attaining the moral high ground in this profession is the prime focus in ascertaining the sanctity of the profession. In this regard, we are expected to be aware of, to recognise and to comply with the ethical aspects of engineering in techno-commercial dealings and business decisions when discharging our duties and fulfilling the expectations of stakeholders.

Beside the most challenging professions on earth is engineering course. The engineering profession is a high-risk profession which involves construction and development. They always in danger and high risk and need have one pass card to visit

some high risk to cause accident. Engineering could be a rather

lucrative

profession

if

manage properly. As the saying goes,

high gain

high gain is always associated with

is always associated with

high risk.

The same goes for engineering industry. Engineers, especially civil engineers are

often

entrusted with the responsibility

of implementing large-scale projects involving

millions of dollars. As a result, the

integrity

and

ethical standards

of engineers are

seriously being put into

test. In the following section of this essay, I would like to

discuss the necessary measures that an engineer could adopt to prevent corruption and unethical practices of cutting corners in order to safeguard the good image of the engineering profession in the country.

It is virtually impossible for engineers to not face challenges in upholding integrity and maintaining high ethical standards on a daily basis. We are, inevitably, involved in handling finances and holding commercially sensitive documents. When it comes to money, we must be aware of the measures for preventing possible corruption. Cutting corners and crossing ethical boundaries, whether deliberate or out of sheer ignorance, are examples of gross acts that need to be stamped out completely. In combining the objective of ensuring a good image within the engineering fraternity followed few step.

3.0

Problem Statement

  • 4.0 Objective

    • I. To discuss the integrity and ethical standards of engineers in Malaysia. To discuss on how to prevent corruption and unethical practice of cutting corners in order to safeguard the good image of the engineering profession

II.

  • 5.0 Discussion

Engineers invent the future. Their works affect the lives of people and their environment. Attaining the moral high ground in this profession is a must of the profession. In this regard, we are expected to be aware of, to recognise and to comply with the ethical aspects of engineering in techno-commercial dealings and business decisions. It is virtually impossible for engineers to not face challenges in upholding integrity and maintaining high ethical standards on a daily basis.

When it comes to money, we must be aware of the measures for preventing corruption, cutting corners and crossing ethical boundaries. Points below show some of the ways to prevent it.

  • 5.1 How to overcome issues

    • 5.1.1 Report any activity suspected to be dishonest and to seek guidance As

we

know,

information

can

be

sensitive

and

can

give

harm

to

the

whistleblower. Organisations must have the integrity, openness and accountability in their business so that this kind of dishonest activity can be avoided.

Engineer also must have the right judgement when dealing with non-compliance cases even they are protected against the punishment from law. This is simply because of respect, a profound moral value that needs to be upheld especially involves colleagues and fellow industry players. Besides private, confidential documents, guarding such sensitive information e.g. compliance complaint against exposure into the public domain is also part of values that engineers should hold firmly to.

5.1.2

To organize awareness talk

Other effective measures in the direction to prevent corruption and unethical practices in the engineering profession are to organize awareness talks, seminars or workshops in a more frequent basis. These events would target those that are involved in the construction industry including developers, contractors, engineers etc. in order to instill high awareness in all parties of the importance in adopting good practices in the engineering profession.

  • 5.1.3 Self Awareness

Engineer should have high self-awareness of their duties towards society and country. For example, engineer that is involves in building construction, houses and infrastructures that use by society. These types of work are related with life of the people. As a result, any mistakes on construction may lead to collapse of the building and would claim hundreds of lives in seconds.

It is important to the engineers to have a self-awareness of their responsibilities and obligations towards society and country, so that we can minimize any unethical practices and corruptions.

  • 5.1.4 Code of Ethics

Various measures can be adopted by engineers to prevent corruption and unethical practices in the engineering profession. One of the most important measures is code of ethics. Engineers must get themselves familiar and understand with the code of ethics that guide the duties and responsibilities of engineers. Ethics means something more than “law” and “morals”; it carries an additional meaning of “rightness”. On the other hand, Code, therefore, is not a list of rules to govern every problem of conduct, neither is it a broad statement of ideals. It is a statement of the principles of “rightness”, of broad scope, and with enough detail to enable an intelligent man to deduce for himself the course of his own professional conduct.

The engineering code of ethics explain and clarify the right tasks that an engineer should perform and the wrongdoings that is prohibited from undertaking such as unwise practices of cutting corner, corruptions etc.

5.1.5

Stiffer Penalty

Another effective measure that has not been widely practiced in Malaysia is to impose stiffer penalties for those who committed wrongdoings such as unethical practices and corruptions. The laws in Malaysia have been too forgiving to the developers, contractors and engineers. Stiffer penalties should be implanted to those who have been found guilty of adopting unethical practices. Penalties such as heavy financial penalties combined with imprisonment, revoke license of developers, contractors or engineers etc. could be enforced in order to prevent the widespread unethical practices in the engineering industry.

  • 6.0 Conclusion

  • 7.0 Reference