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Engineering Ethics - Case Studies in Theft through Fraud

Engineering Ethics - Case Studies in Theft through Fraud
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course examines the engineering ethics aspects of theft through fraud in light of standards of conduct expected of professional engineers.


“Theft through fraud” refers to a type of theft in which deception—rather than force or unlawful entry—is used. The purpose of this course is to widen the professional engineer’s understanding of engineering ethics through consideration of six case studies of theft though fraud committed by engineers. The studies describe actual cases that have been successfully prosecuted by agencies of the U.S. federal government.


This 2 PDH course is intended for engineers interested in increasing their knowledge of engineering ethics through the study of real-life examples.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning the key role of deceit in defining fraud
  • Appreciating the severity of the sentences and fines that can follow from conviction for fraud
  • Understanding what legal charges result when theft through fraud is discovered
  • Determining the relation between illegal acts and acts which violate Standards of Conduct in ethical codes for professional engineers
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Engineering Ethics - Case Studies in Theft through Fraud”, prepared by Mark Rossow, P.E., PhD.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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