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CEIE 409: Professional Practice and Management in Engineering

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Introduces professional ethics and management principles, and prepares students for leadership roles in practice. Topics include introduction to professional and technical societies; code of ethics related to the public, clients, contractors, suppliers, employers, agreements, contracts, competitive bidding, the engineering profession, conflict of interest, legal responsibilities and case law. Case studies of professional ethics; professional licensure; engineering versus engineering management; personal development; time management, career versus grad school, continuing education; public policy considerations in engineering practice; practical considerations in project management; effectively communicating with employees, contractors and clients; marketing, competitive bidding and project selection; conflict resolution; and managing a small business.

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Limited to 2 Attempts


Introduces professional ethics and management principles, and prepares students for leadership roles in practice. Topics include introduction to professional and technical societies; code of ethics related to the public, clients, contractors, suppliers, employers, agreements, contracts, competitive bidding, the engineering profession, conflict of interest, legal responsibilities and case law; case studies in professional ethics; professional licensure; engineering versus engineering management; personal development; managing culture shock, time management, career versus grad school, continuing education; public policy considerations in engineering practice; practical considerations in project management; effectively communicating with employees, contractors and clients; marketing, competitive bidding and project selection; conflict resolution; and managing a small business.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Equivalent to ENGR 401 (2011-2012 Catalog)

Credits: 1

Prerequisites:

Senior standing.

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