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This Code is concerned with how certain fundamental imperatives apply to one’s conduct as an engineering professional.
These imperatives are expressed in a general form to emphasize that principles which apply to engineering ethics are derived from more general ethical
It is understood that some words and phrases in a code of ethics are subject to varying interpretations, and that any ethical principle may conflict
with other ethical principles in specific situations. Questions related to ethical conflicts can best be answered by thoughtful consideration of fundamental
principles, rather than reliance on detailed regulations.
Engineering is a profession that requires its practitioners to be well educated and knowledgeable. Systems Engineering, in particular, is a unique discipline
in that 1) it is highly integrative, spanning elements of many activities, 2) often provides representation of stakeholders' interests other than employer or
client, and 3) operates in largely international arenas where value systems, beliefs and customs vary widely. The practice of Systems Engineering can result in
significant social and environmental benefits, but only if unintended and undesired effects are considered and mitigated. Fundamental Principles Systems
Engineers uphold and advance the integrity, honour and dignity of the engineering profession by:
In joining the INCOSE UK, all members must agree to abide by the Code of Conduct and the INCOSE UK Addendum.
Members re-affirm their commitment to the Code of Conduct and the INCOSE UK Addendum through the annual renewal of their membership.
Suggestions that a member’s conduct has contravened the Code (including the Conduct and the INCOSE UK Addendum) are reviewed under the INCOSE UK’s
Disciplinary and Appeals procedures.