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Engineering Profession: Ethics, Practice and Challenges in Nigeria (Comparison between Nigeria and other parts of the World)

Engineering professionals are always criticized on some occurrences of failures in engineering constructions, some of these occurrences were not even engineering, therefore, Engineers should not just be held responsible for the occurrences but an awareness need to be created to show the roles of every personnel on-site and the challenges being faced in the practice. It is all believed that whatever engineers do affects the society and its development therefore in order for the Engineers to meet up with the challenges of the time, they should be properly prepared to confront the moral, legal and ethical conduct of their actions. Case studies detailing occurrences, clashes, and accidents that took place are examined in preparing engineers to face this contemporary challenge. Ethical theories are presented as codes of ethics that different professional societies developed and which provide the structure for this pattern of professional practice. Solving conflict of interest problems that are encountered in practice helps explain the approaches to risk reduction, safety, and reduction of accidents.

Samaila, Muazu Bawa


This paper presents the concept “Engineering Profession: ethics, practices, and challenges in Nigerian context scoped to some Engineering construction industries located in Katsina. Five different Engineering firms were surveyed and the employees to the firms were interviewed. The results show that most of the employees are aware of the ethics and principles behind the engineering profession but confessed their inability to meet up with the expectations usually lies with their employers and to some extent with the government. Minor cases proved that the problems are multi-dimensional starting from the employer, Government down to beneficiaries. In general what was obtained from the study conducted in Katsina is similar to what has been obtained in some parts of the World as elaborated in this paper.

Article Number: DRJEIT44016779
ISSN: 2354-4155

Vol. 7(1), pp. 1-5, May 2020

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Keywords: Engineering practice, ethics and challenges

 Received: March 30, 2020  Accepted: May 9, 2020  Published: May 30, 2020

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