NJIT has developed a series of short and affordable continuing education courses for Professional Engineers (PE) to help them comply with existing regulations in New York State and anticipated in New Jersey.
Two courses, “Leadership for Engineers” and “Inspiring Ethical Behavior” are on tap to start Feb. 22 and Feb. 23 respectively. Both classes will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on the NJIT Newark campus. The cost per class is $125, including materials. To register for one or both courses, call weekdays 973-596-3061, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Information regarding location, parking and public transportation will be sent about a week before class begins.
The ethical behavior course is obligatory as part of the required PE renewal process. It will include a discussion of the fundamentals of ethics and how they apply to the engineering profession. Topics covered include the importance of appearances, how to correct erroneous perceptions of unethical behavior, conflicts of interest, environmental ethics, and social justice.
The second offering about leadership already satisfies PE requirements in New York, and is expected to be required in this state. This class will focus on improving the ability to manage engineering professionals by learning new skills and qualities necessary for personnel and organizational leadership.
This Spring expected NJIT topic offerings include the latest information on building better stress ribbon bridges, water supply and treatment plants; open channel hydraulics systems; improved methods of contracting and bidding and everything you always wanted to know and should know about construction management.
Although all details of New Jersey requirements have not yet been published, some topic areas have been written into NJ law, and NJIT is beginning its PE training with those. All NJIT training classes will be conducted either on the NJIT campus or via webinars. Separate arrangements can be made to offer customized classes on the premises of requesting organizations. New Jersey law requires PEs to complete 24 hours of continuing education courses every two years to renew their licenses.