SKEE 4012 - Professional Engineering Practice
To introduce and expose students to the concepts, theories and issues in the practice of professional engineer.
This course introduces and exposes students to the concepts, theories and the practice of Professional Engineer. It highlights to the students profession of engineering, relevant acts and regulations, engineering code of ethics, engineers’ roles and responsibilities, engineering ethics, impact of the work of engineer on society, and knowledge and the needs for sustainable development. In terms of accreditation and internationalization of engineers, elements of EAC and Washington Accord are discussed. Based on this knowledge, the students will analyse real engineering issues and cases, both individually and in groups.
At the end of the course the students should be able to:
CO1 Relate the requirements and impact of laws of acts, regulations, standards, and engineering ethics.
CO2 Examine engineering cases and ethical issues.
CO3 Analyze law requirements and principles of ethics to real issues.
CO4 Construct group project, acquire data and solve a more advanced situation of ethical issues in engineering practice.
CO5 Work in a team and communicate effectively
Program Outcomes: See Attachment 2 (Page 5)
Mapping of CO to PO1-P10, emphasis and assessment method
1 = strong emphasis, 2 = medium emphasis, 3 = low emphasis
a = examinations, tests, quizzes; b = assignment, report; c = discussion, presentation, laboratory, seminar; d = thesis
Participation (Attendance-5%, Contribution-10%) 15%
Report writing (Assignment 1 - 5%) 20%
Final exams 50%
Students Learning Time
Week 1 – 2: INTRODUCTION (Lecture and discussion – 3 hours)
Background of Engineering
Engineering as a Profession
Registered Engineer, Professional Engineer and Competent Engineer
Week 2 – 6: ACT, REGULATIONS, AND ENGINEERING STANDARD
Lecture – 4 hrs, Presentation – 4 hrs (8 hours)
Overview of Malaysian Law
Registration of Engineer act 1967 and the Regulation 1990
Contract and Contract Act 1950 (Revised 1974)
Electricity Supply act 1990 and the Amendment Act 2001 and the Regulations
Occupational safety and Health Act 1994 (Act 514) and the Regulations
Malaysia Engineering Standard & SIRIM
British Standards and other foreign standards
Week 6 – 14: ENGINEERING Ethics
Lecture - 3 hrs, Presentation - 14 hrs (17 hours)
Overview and introduction to engineering ethics
Professionalism and Codes of Engineering Ethics
Understanding ethical problems
Ethical problem-solving Techniques
Risk, Safety and Accidents
The rights and responsibilities of engineers
Ethical issues in engineering practice
Industrial Seminar: Boost Up Talent & Leadership Training Workshop by Pro-Q UTM (Date is TBA)
1. Charles B. Fleddermann. (2012). Engineering Ethics. Pearson Prentice Hall 4th Ed.
1. Mike W. Martin and Roland Schinzinger. (2005). Ethics in Engineering. McGraw Hill.
2. R. Logeswaran, Hairul Azhar, Pau Kiu Nai and Sim Hock Kheng. (2006). Engineers in Society. McGraw Hill. 2nd Ed.
3. Registration of Engineers Act 1967 and Registration of Engineer and Regulations 1990.
4. Electricity Supply Act 1990 and Subsidiary Legislations
5. Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994.
6. Contract Act 1950 (Revised 1974).