Code Of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Every member is expected in her general conduct to uphold and enhance the honour and dignity of the Engineering profession and the reputation of The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and The Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN), and to act always in public interest.

[i] A member shall make available her professional knowledge and experience in accordance with this Code as a consultant or adviser, or a salaried employee, or a teacher of Engineering Science, or in design, or manufacture, or construction as a faithful agent and trustee of her client, employer, or other people connected with the works.

[ii] A member shall not practice in a dual capacity as a consultant and as a contractor for the same project except with the prior written consent of the client.

[iii] It shall be considered unprofessional and inconsistent with honourable and dignified conduct and contrary to the public interest for any member of APWEN:-

a] To exert undue influence or to offer, solicit or accept compensation for the purpose of affecting negotiations for an engineering engagement.
b] To use the advantages of a salaried position to compete unfairly with other Engineers.
c] To accept remuneration for services rendered other than from her clients or her employer.
d] To accept to supplant another Engineer in a particular engagement after definite steps have been taken towards her employment.
e] To review the work of another Engineer for the same client except with the knowledge of such Engineer, unless such Engineer’s engagement on the work which is subject to review has been terminated.
f] To attempt to injure, falsely or maliciously, the professional reputation, business, or employment position of another Engineer.

[iv] A member shall not place orders on her own behalf in respect of a project on which she is engaged but shall only do so explicitly on behalf of her client.

[v] A member shall not be the medium of payments made on her client’s behalf unless especially so requested in writing by her client, but shall only issue certificate for payments.

[vi] A member shall not take part in a competition involving the submission of proposals and designs for engineering work unless an assessor who shall be an Engineer of acknowledged standing has been appointed to whom all such proposals and designs are to be submitted for adjudication.

[vii] A member shall not invite or submit priced proposals under conditions that constitute price competition for professional services.

[viii] A member shall not advertise engineering services in self-laudatory language or in any other manner derogatory to the dignity of the profession.

[ix] On engineering works in a foreign country a member may adapt her conduct according to the professional standards and customs of that country, but shall adhere as closely as practicable to the principles of this Code.

[x] A member shall not solicit, accept or make political contributions with the Association’s funds.

[xi] All gifts and donations made by or to the Association shall be legal and ethical, and shall not be deemed to be exploitative or for the personal interest of any member.

[xii] Any violation of this Code of Conduct shall be dealt with by a disciplinary committee set up at the instance of the President.

by Order of Council
The Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria
7th November 2014