Upholding Devotion to the Standards and Dignity of the Engineering Profession
Every semester the College of Engineering and Computing organizes a special ceremony Induction to the Profession to recognize its graduating engineers and induct them into the Order of the Engineer, the Order of the Constructor or the Order of the Computing Profession, depending on major.
The Order of the Engineer, Constructor, and Computing Profession is modeled after the Canadian Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer. The Orders were initiated in the United States to foster a spirit of pride and responsibility in their respective profession, to bridge the gap between training and experience, and to present to the public a visible symbol identifying the engineer, constructor, or computing professional.
(Please note that this is a separate event from Commencement.)
About the Order of the Engineer
The Order of the Engineer was initiated in the United States to foster a spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering profession, to bridge the gap between training and experience, and to present to the public a visible symbol identifying the engineer.
The first ceremony was held on June 4, 1970 at Cleveland State University. Since then, similar ceremonies have been held across the United States at which graduate and registered engineers are invited to accept the Obligation of the Engineer and a stainless steel ring. The ceremonies are conducted by Links (local sections) of the Order.
The Order is not a membership organization; there are never any meetings to attend or dues to pay. Instead, the Order fosters a unity of purpose and the honoring of one’s pledge lifelong.
The Obligation is a creed similar to the oath attributed to Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.) that is generally taken by medical graduates and which sets forth an ethical code. The Obligation likewise, contains parts of the Canon of Ethics of major engineering societies. Initiates, as they accept it voluntarily, pledge to uphold the standards and dignity of the engineering profession and to serve humanity by making the best use of Earth’s precious wealth.
The Obligation of the Order of the Engineer is similar to the Canadian “Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer” initiated there in 1926. It uses a wrought iron ring, conducts a secret ceremony, and administers an oath authorized by Rudyard Kipling. The extension of the Ritual outside Canada was prevented by copyright and other conflicting factors. The basic premise, however, was adapted for the creation of the Order of the Engineer in the United States in 1970.
Spring 2017 Induction to the Profession Ceremony details and applications
THE CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE ON:
MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017 AT THE
MODESTO MAIDIQUE CAMPUS,
Refreshments and pastries will be served from 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm.
Seating will begin at 2:45 pm.
THE MAIN CEREMONY WILL START PROMPTLY AT 3:00 PM.
*Please note this is a separate event from commencement.
Please fill out the registration form depending on your major and the Student Information Sheet, have your advisor sign the form, and return the forms to Ms. Laura Gimenez at the Engineering Dean’s Office room EC 2430, by MONDAY APRIL 10TH, 4:00 PM. (Ring sizing will be done Mondays – Fridays from 8:00AM – 12:00PM, 2:00PM – 4:00PM.)
Students who are in COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCES or CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT may submit their forms to Ms. Laura Gimenez electronically because they do not need to take rings sizes. ALL OTHER MAJORS must submit the form manually to ensure they receive a proper ring size.
DISCLAIMER: Students that submit registration forms after the April 10th deadline will NOT be in the ceremony’s program and may not receive guest passes or a ring.
- The Order of the Engineer is a fellowship of engineers dedicated to the practice of engineering profession. Induction to the Order is an indication of pride in engineering which is a profession that believes in learned preparation and devoted service. Initiation into the Order includes adherence to a creed and acceptance of a stainless steel ring.
Registration form for Engineering.
- The Order of the Constructor is an international fellowship of graduates of construction programs dedicated to the promotion of professionalism. Those inducted into the Order of the Constructor take an oath to uphold the highest standard of professional conduct, protect the public, and promote the profession and its industry.
Registration form for Construction Management.
- The Order of the Computing Profession is a fellowship of computing professionals created at FIU in Fall 2005, which promotes highest code of conduct and dedication to the practice of computing profession. Induction to the Order is an indication of pride in computing which is a profession that believes in learned preparation and devoted service. Initiation into the Order includes adherence to a creed and acceptance of a certificate.
Registration form for School of Computing and Information Sciences.
To Be Announced Soon…
View photography of past ceremonies
In recognition of your accomplishments, the College of Engineering and Computing will pay for your lifetime membership. Hence, I strongly encourage you to take full advantage of this invitation!