Learning Outcome




Guidance and preparatory courses help to improve success rate in exams [Armstrong, 2010]. Preparatory Course for the Professional Practice Exam (PPE) being offered by IPD is designed to help applicants for P.Eng. Licensure in Ontario.

The PPE duration is 3-4 hours. It is a closed-book exam on ethics, professional practice, engineering laws and professional liability. The exam is held 3 times a year (in April, August and December) in major centres across the province

Who should attend?

Anyone getting ready to write the Professional Practice Exam, administered by Professional Engineers Ontario to get P.Eng. can attend this program.

Requisite knowledge

  • Some self-study of the books recommended by PEO.

Required Material

  • Your willingness to learn

We will provide

Atmosphere to discuss to learn, PowerPoint presentation, case studies, solution for previous papers and important definitions,


Armstrong, C.L.  (ed.) 2010. Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology: Application of Cognitive Neuroscience. Springer New York, USA.

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Have basic knowledge and understanding of the Canadian legal system required to know for a professional engineer such as tort law, contract law, business organizations, legal duties of engineers, professional liability, human rights and harassment
  • Have knowledge and understanding of the Code of Ethics required to know by a professional engineer such as ethical duties and the regulation of the profession, product liability and safety, professional misconduct and disciplinary procedures
  • A method to write answers for questions on the PPE exam
  • Discuss on previous exam questions

Day 1

What is PEO, What is mandate of PEO, Professional discipline, Professional seal, Iron ring. Certificate of Authorization

Coffee brake

What is Ethics, what is an ethical behavior?

Do not let fears drive you, what are the grey areas in right and wrong.

Theoretical origins of ethics, Mills Utilitarian theory, Kant’s duty based theory, Locke’s right based theory, Aristotle’s theory of virtue ethics. Engineering code of ethics

Lunch break

Ethical issue for a professional engineers (conflict of interest, confidentially, whistleblowing, moonlighting)

Libility of computer errors, software piracy, plagiarism, computer viruses

Coffee break

Case studies

Solution of previous exam papers

Day 2

Exam Module (Ethics and Law)

Common Law, Tort, purpose of tort, Disclaimer, Economic loss, Unintentional tort, Limitation of tort liability.

Coffee Break

Contracts, elements of contracts, Breach of contract, Offer  and acceptance of contract, Letter of intent, Consideration, Misrepresentation, duress, and undue Influence, unilateral mistake,

Lunch Break

Case studies