Date:
24 Apr 2018,
9.00AM – 1.00PM
duration:
4 hrs
Venue:
Stantec Ltd. Christchurch
Address:
6 Hazeldean Road
Christchurch
Cost:
  • Engineering New Zealand Member
    $368.00 incl. GST
  • $402.50 incl. GST
Register Add to Calendar 2018-04-24 09:00:00 2018-04-24 13:00:00 Pacific/Auckland [ETHIC-029] This course will update you on the Engineering New Zealand Code of Ethics. It will also give a full explanation of ethics to engineers using case studies to identify moral dilemmas and implications for engineering practice. Stantec Ltd. Christchurch Engineering New Zealand hello@engineeringnz.org

This course will update you on the Engineering New Zealand Code of Ethics. It will also give a full explanation of ethics to engineers using case studies to identify moral dilemmas and implications for engineering practice.

During the course we discuss the principles, codes of conduct, look at some case studies and scenarios, work out where the entrapment occurs, and consider the implications for chartered professional engineers and Engineering New Zealand members.  

Learning outcomes

  • Many real life examples and case studies
  • Professional Expectations (New Zealand perspective)
  • Inducement: Spider tactics
  • It may be legal but is it ethical?
  • Ethics x Environment
  • Ethics in terms of personal behaviour and wisdom
  • Organisational incentives for perverse behaviour, including management over-alignment 
  • Ethics for Machines
  • Confidential information
  • Peer review
  • Contracts: Tender meets Ethics        
  • Decision-making including Utility theory and Decision trees
  • Professional registration including implications for CPEng application
  • What engineers really think about ethics
  • Real life case studies including Space shuttles and a Vehicle trailer
  • Ethics scenarios and tricky situations to expand awareness of the principles and pitfalls

The principles and scenarios cover a range of engineering fields.

Presenter information

Dirk Pons (CPEng, PhD)
Dirk practices in the area of engineering management. He lectures at the University of Canterbury and has developed an approach to teaching professional practice, including ethics and related soft skills, to engage even the most reluctant student. Dirk is actively involved with the profession by serving on the Engineering New Zealand Standards and Accreditation Board.

His professional interests include design & manufacturing engineering, lean, risk management, human error, and project management, and he is actively involved in research in these and related areas. Dirk has a PhD in mechanical engineering, two masters degrees, one in medicine and the other in business leadership, and a bachelor degree in engineering. He has a good understanding of the breadth and depth of engineering qualifications having been involved in both the polytechnic and university sectors. He has previously worked at F+P (on the design of the DishDrawer lid seal) and in R&D roles in other organisations. 

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Dirk Pons

Tēnā koutou katoa, Ko Hurunui te awa, Ko Pākehā te iwi, He mema tohunga wetepanga ahau ki te Pūtahi Kaiwetepanga Ngaio o Aotearoa, He kaiwhakaako ahau ki te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha

Greetings to you all. The Hurunui is my river, I am European of ancestry, I am a professional member of Engineering New Zealand, I am an academic at the University of Canterbury.

Dirk Pons CPEng PhD practices in the area of engineering management. He lectures at the University of Canterbury and has developed an approach to teaching professional practice, including ethics and related soft skills, to engage even the most reluctant student. Dirk is actively involved with the profession by serving on the Engineering New Zealand Standards and Accreditation Board.