Engineering Ethics Training: Safety and the Environment for Engineering Project Managers

Course Details:

Cost: $105.00

Contact Hours:
3 Professional Development Hours (PDH)

NC State University is certified by the North Carolina Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (NCBELS) as a provider of PDH Continuing Education Units.

Three (3) contact hours represents the estimated time to complete the online course, including exercises. However, actual times may vary from user to user.

Course Summary:
Engineering Ethics Topics – Safety and the Environment explores ethical decisions, including how to balance various ethical principles, made by the engineer on safety and environmental issues. The course illustrates the importance of establishing an ethical framework to accommodate changes in technology, regulation, and circumstance. Through the use of case histories, effective methods of achieving ethically sound outcomes are explored to provide guidance to the practicing engineer.


  • Module 1 – Introduction
  • Module 2 – Ethical View of Safety and the Environment
  • Module 3 – Pace of Change
  • Module 4 – Safety
  • Module 5 – Risk
  • Module 6 – Case History – Old Bridge
  • Module 7 – Future Risk
  • Module 8 – Tradeoffs and Uncertainties
  • Module 9 – Risk-Benefit
  • Module 10 – Case History and Safe Exit
  • Module 11 – The Environment
  • Module 12 – Environmental Risks
  • Module 13 – Assessing Risk
  • Module 14 – Environmental Ethics
  • Module 15 – Industrial Case History
  • Module 16 – Summary
  • On-Line Exam

This course is available online, 24/7.

Upon approval of your purchase and successful check-out, you will be securely linked to this online course.  You will then have 6 months to complete this course to earn your professional development hours.

Judy Weseman is a Professional Engineer with a unique combination of real-world experience, educational background and technical expertise. Judy’s professional expertise in civil engineering focuses on water quality, stormwater and sustainable design. She has won numerous awards for her project management skills in engineering design and construction and is a frequent speaker and author on sustainable design. Judy is active on local stormwater and greenway committees and boards.  Judy earned a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from The University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Science from Auburn University.

Course Info


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Online Course

This course is delivered on-demand, electronically.

On-Site Availability

Any of our open enrollment classes can be brought on-site. Please Contact Us for more information.