Year 1 students pledged to be ethical engineers at the Inaugural EngineerRing Ceremony at the School of Engineering's Team Building Camp in August 2014. The event was hosted by the Center for Engineering Education Innovation (E²I) together with the School.
Understanding professional and ethical responsibility is an important component of engineering education. For Prof Neil Mickleborough, then Director of E²I, learning how ethics shape their career as future engineers at their first official School event would give Year 1s a head start in their education.
Dean of Engineering Prof Khaled Ben Letaief welcomed the Year 1s into the School during the EngineeRing Ceremony. The students then heard from Prof Mickleborough on the importance of ethical behavior and responsibilities as a future engineer.
All of the Year 1s stood together in the HKUST Atrium to take the HKUST-School of Engineering pledge to: "Act honorably, responsibly, ethically, and lawfully as to raise the reputation, and honor the standing of the University and engineering profession, for the benefit of society."
SENG faculty and E²I staff members presented a stainless steel ring engraved with "Engineering HKUST" to every student to serve as a reminder of the pledge taken by the wearer to act with integrity and respect during their academic life and career.
The Team Building Camp is the School's official undergraduate induction camp facilitated by E²I. The one-day event is designed to help newly admitted students bond with each other, senior students, faculty and staff members.