“Upholding Devotion to the Standards and Dignity
of the Engineering Profession”
Dear Graduating Student:
(Please note that this is a separate event from Commencement.)
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 your 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.
The SPRING 2013 ceremony will take place on:
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013 at the
Modesto Maidique Campus,
Graham Center (GC) Ballrooms
All inductees will receive a free departmental mug.
Refreshments and cookies will be served from 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm.
Seating will begin at 2:30 pm.
The main ceremony will start promptly at 3:00pm.
- 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.
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!
Please fill out the attached registration form depending on your major and the Student Information Sheet and return to Ms. Laura Gimenez at the Engineering Dean’s Office room EC 2430, by Wednesday, April 10, 2013, by 4PM. (Ring sizing will be done Monday – Friday from 8:00AM – 4:00PM.)
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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.