College of Engineering
Order of Engineering Technology
Tennessee Tech founded the Order of Engineering Technology in recognition of the ethical and moral obligations of graduates of Engineering Technology programs as they apply their skills and knowledge for the benefit of society. The inaugural ceremony was held in Fall, 2017 for this Order.
After this ceremony, inductees are committed to their oaths for their lifetimes. There are no meetings to attend or dues to pay. Instead, they are expected to uphold their pledge and honor their profession.
This commitment is similar to the oath attributed to Hippocrates and other oaths taken in other professions. The Oath acknowledges the canons of ethics of major engineering societies, and the position of accrediting bodies regarding engineering technology program graduates in engineering careers. Initiates, as they accept it voluntarily, pledge to adhere to the standards and moral and ethical obligations inherent in the engineering profession and to use their technology skills for the benefit of humanity.
The oath of Engineering Technology
As a practitioner of Engineering Technology, I pledge to maintain the integrity, and adhere to the standards, of the engineering profession, and uphold my commitment to the protection of the health, safety, and welfare of the public. I vow to apply my engineering and technology skills for the benefit of humanity.
As I execute my responsibilities in the practice of my engineering career, I shall dedicate myself to my moral and ethical obligations to the integrity of discipline, and absolute professionalism in all that I do.