3.3 Academic and Professional Ethics

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science supports the highest standards of academic and professional ethics. Ethical behaviour encompasses integrity, conduct, respect, and professionalism, and also means that we will take responsibility for our learning and pursue academic goals in an honest and engaged manner. It is the principles, values, and expectations that we espouse as members of the Faculty and future professional engineers.

When participating in coursework or representing the Faculty on work-terms, in competitions, at conferences, and other research and academic activities, we consider ethical behaviour as important as our performance, conduct, and quality of work. In decision-making, teamwork, and individual expression, we seek to understand the significance of justice, fairness, individual rights, and care in striving to achieve our own personal best.

Consistent with the general academic regulation Professional Suitability, students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering program are required to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with Professional Engineering regulation in Newfoundland and Labrador, as detailed in the Engineers and Geoscientists Act and Regulations, and in the By-Laws of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL), including the PEGNL Code of Ethics at https://pegnl.ca/resource_category/act-regulations-by-laws/.

Guidelines and procedures regarding Academic Integrity and Professional Suitability and an Engineering Student Code of Conduct are available at the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science website.