Professional engineers are expected to uphold the best behavior with the highest standards of ethical conduct, including but not limited to honesty, integrity, impartiality, fairness, and equity. This means that this should apply to not only the engineer, the company they are working for, and the country in which they live but also to the global community.
The current world population is 7.8 billion people and is exponentially growing. Two-thirds of these people live on less than $10 international dollars a day;
How is it to be expected that they can afford engineering services or even go to school to become an engineer?
Though it may not pay as much or give as many perks, engineers who are able to provide for those who need the help but cannot afford it would exemplify the NPSE Code of Ethics. The purpose of this paper is to understand the ethical and moral implications in working with or without developing countries and examine whether intervention was necessary and its effects in previous cases.