Enron's downfall, and the imprisonment of several members of its leadership group, was one of the most shocking and widely reported ethics violations of all time. . IEEE Code of Ethics The short version of the code summarizes aspirations at a high level of the abstraction; the clauses that are included in the full version give examples and details of how these aspirations change the way we act as software engineering professionals. VIII. Title: IEEE - IEEE Code of Ethics Author: Deepsea Dawn Created Date: 1/2/2009 6:15:37 PM . . Today's IEEE Code of Ethics. For example, IEEE has a code of ethics for its members; the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) has a code of ethics and standards of conduct; and SANS has published an IT code of ethics. agree to accept responsibility in making decisions consistent with the safety, health and Sample Application of Rules of Thumb 25 IX. â¢ IEEE: We, the members of the IEEE . There are other examples beyond these three, and many elements in these codes could be useful to higher education IT professionals. Kenneth Lay, Enron . . In researching the Code for this blog, I came across some interestingâand maybe a little disturbingâhistory. As an example, the IEEE has written a code of ethics for its membership, where the code expands on the expectations of the society and the responsibilities placed on the membership as being good â¦ (Fundamental Canon) â¢ AIChE: Members shall hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public . We, the members of the IEEE, in recognition of the importance of our technologies in affecting the quality of life throughout the world, and in accepting a personal obligation to our profession, its members and the communities we serve, do hereby commit ourselves to the highest ethical and professional conduct and agree: A company's or profession's code of ethics, also called code of conduct, refers to the areas of activities that can create ethical dilemmas and risks and is designed to provide employees guidance on how to act in unclear situations and make the right decisions. . , do hereby . CANONS OR CODES OF ETHICS â¢ NSPE, ASCE, ASME, AAES: Engineers shall hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public . All of these various societies make their first priority that an engineer's first responsibility is to the public good. . Accuracy & Rigour: Accuracy and rigour is the first principle listed in the Statement of Ethical. Abstract: Ethics generally refers to a field of philosophy describing a social system in which morals are applied, where there may be written standards or codes that belong to a group. . More Problems for Discussion 30 NOTES 40 BIBLIOGRAPHY 41 APPENDIX A: AIEE Code (1912) 42 APPENDIX B: ASCE Code (1914) 46 APPENDIX C: AAE Code (1924) 47 APPENDIX D: ABET Code (1977) 54 APPENDIX E: IEEE Code 64 These cases are drawn fom the records of the IEEE Ethics Committee, and from the experience of the ethics help-line initiated recently by the Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science. Nine examples are presented illustrating the kinds of problems encountered in actual practice by conscientious engineers. . Code of Ethics Examples. The ACM also has a code of ethics for its members and the ACM and IEEE have recently produced a code of ethics for software engineers. Principles of the Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice. A good source was provided in the online notes for Prof. K.M. Code of ethics examples can be found by looking several places. Passino's Ohio State University course, âEthics in Electrical and Computer Engineering.â In the course, Prof. Passino pointed out how the IEEE Code of Ethics has changed. 1.