Instructor: George Mazzeo

Credit Hours: 1.00

Approval Number: not required

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Course Description

The purpose of this online course is to explore your professional responsibilities as they relate to your clients, your peers, your employer, your employees, and your profession. We will begin our discussion by examining the role of ethics in the every day practice of your profession. We will explain why ethical behavior is not only a professional and legal imperative, but is also just plain good business. We will then take a look at how the concept of professional ethics developed from the most basic notions of right and wrong to the current Code of Ethics for Engineers published by the National Society of Professional Engineers. Finally, we will examine in detail the Fundamental Cannons, Rules of Practice, and Professional Obligations contained in the professional code and relate them to real world situations.

Course Objectives

Following are the course objectives:

  • First, to understand the need for a professional engineering code of ethics.
  • Second, to understand the building blocks used in developing professional codes.
  • Third, to understand the ethical decision making process.
  • Fourth, to understand the Fundamental Canons, Rules of Practice, and Professional Obligations contained in the NSPE Code of Ethics.
  • Fifth, to be able to apply the guidance in the NSPE Code to real world situations

Instructor Bio

George Mazzeo holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the NJ Institute of Technology and a MS in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. He is also a graduate of the US Naval War College. Mr. Mazzeo has presented dozens of ethics seminars to Professional Engineers and other professionals nationwide.


He is a retired US Air Force Colonel and served as the Department Chair and Professor of Aerospace Studies at the University of Florida. While at UF, he presented courses in leadership, strategic planning, management, ethics, team building, quality/continuous improvement and communications. He is the author of "Sleeping Dogs… Ethics in the Workplace." Mr. Mazzeo currently is the Executive Director for the North Central Florida Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Other Approvals

Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE): 0010104
National Professional Engineer board: not required