Answer the following four questions with at less 140 words each:-
1. Do you believe registration should be required for all engineers? How about for engineering professors? How about for those engaged in thinking up new ideas, but not necessarily engaged directly in the design of products? Write out a reasoned argument supporting your views, whichever side of this issue you are on.
2. Most engineers eventually have to decide whether they want to move into management or stay in purely technical work. Make a list for yourself of the pros and cons of each alternative. Having done so, consider whether the way you made your listings has been inï¬‚uenced by our own inclinations to- ward one route or the other. If you do have such a pronounced inclination, see if you can put down in written form just what it is that attracts you one way or the other.
3. Suppose that, upon graduation, you are offered a job with a company in another state and you accept. Subsequently, you receive an offer from a different company that is more attractive in every way than the one you had already accepted. Suppose it not only offers a greater salary but is in exactly the kind of activity you have been seeking, offers great opportunity, and will make it possible for you and your spouse to live reasonably close to your family (assuming the latter possibility is a positive and not a negative factor for you). What are your ethical responsibilities? In your ethical code, are you bound to keep your word to the first employer? If so, for how long? One month? One year? Ten years? What conï¬‚icting obligations might you have
4. Suppose, in your employment as an engineer, you discover that some of your colleagues have been involved in kickback schemes with suppliers, which are in violation of state law. Would you feel you have an ethical obligation to do something, or would you feel you should keep silent since you are not directly involved? Suppose you decide something should be done and go to your boss about it, but you are told to keep quiet? What do you do then, since you know a violation of law has occurred? Does knowledge of an unethical act make you a part owner of the ethics problem?
5. Make a list of those things, in priority order, that you believe are important to you in professional employment, such as salary, location, potential for advancement, and type of work. Then, assuming you are an employer, make a similar list, putting down those things that the employer is likely to be seeking from you as a new employee. Compare the two lists, looking for the possibility of inconsistencies â€˜in the two sets of expectations.