Engineering is among the noble professions that have the privilege and responsibility of self regulation. To this end, the Board has worked out a Code of Ethics which aims at regulating the engineering activities and conduct of engineers and engineering consulting firms.




An Engineer shall endeavor to uphold and advance the integrity, honor and dignity of the engineering profession by:-

(a) being honest and impartial, and shall serve with fidelity the public, his employers and clients;

(b) striving to enhance the competence and prestige of the engineering profession; and

(c) supporting the professional and technical societies of his disciplines.


An engineer shall:-

(a) uphold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public and the protection of the environment in the performance of his professional duties;

(b) perform engineering works and services only in the areas of his competence;

(c) issue public statements only in an objective and truthful manner;

(d) act in a professional manner for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees, and shall endeavor to avoid conflicts of interest;

(e) build his professional reputation on the merit of the services and shall not compete unfairly with others;

(f) continue his professional development throughout his career and shall assist and provide opportunities for the professional advancement of an engineer or engineers under his supervision.



(1) Every engineer shall, at all times, recognize that his primary obligation is to protect the safety, health, property and welfare of the public and in the event that his professional judgment is overruled under circumstances where the safety, health property or welfare of the public are endangered, he shall immediately notify, in writing, his employer or client, the Board and such other authorities as may be appropriate and shall elaborate all engineering solutions which have been used but have failed to overcome the problem.

(2) Every engineer shall approve engineering documents which are in conformity with appropriate standards.

(3) No engineer shall permit the use of his name or firm name nor his associate in business venture with any person or firm which he has reason to believe that he is involved in fraudulent or dishonest business or professional practices.

(4) Every engineer shall be objective and truthful in making or presenting professional reports, statements or testimonies.

(5) Every engineer shall express his professional opinion on technical subjects only when that opinion is founded upon competence in the subject matter.

(6) Every engineer shall take all reasonable steps to avoid waste of natural resources, damage to the environment and wasteful damage or destruction of the products of human skill.



(1)Every engineer shall disclose all known or potential conflicts of interest to his employer or client which may influence or appear to influence his judgment or the quality of his services.

(2) An engineer shall not accept compensation, financial or otherwise from more than one party for services on the same project, or for services pertaining to the same project, unless the circumstances are fully disclosed to and agreed for, by all interested parties.

(3) No engineer shall solicit or accept financial or other valuable consideration, directly or indirectly from contractors, his agents or other parties in connection with work for employers or clients for which he is responsible.

(4) Except as authorized or required by law, no engineer shall reveal facts, data or information obtained in his professional capacity without the prior consent of the client or employer.

(5) An engineer in public service as a member, advisor or employee of a governmental body or department shall not participate in decisions with respect to professional services if he is an interested party.

(6) Every engineer shall avoid improper solicitation of professional employment and shall, in the circumstances:

  1. not falsify or permit misrepresentation of himself, his associates, academic or professional qualifications, or exaggerate his degree of responsibility and capability;
  2. not offer, give, solicit or receive, either directly or indirectly, any financial and/or material consideration of any amount intended to influence the award of a contract.

(7) A practicing engineer shall endeavor to understand and take all reasonable steps to inform his clients and employers of societal and environmental consequences of actions or projects in which he is involved and to interpret issues to the public in an objective and truthful manner.