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.

Order of 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.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 21 | 11:59 p.m.

Ceremony Day, Time and Location: Wednesday, April 28 | 5:30 p.m. | ENGR 103

Ring Sizing Instructions

  • To determine your correct ring size, click either of the links and follow the ring sizing instructions.
  • When printing the paper ring sizer, make sure the printer’s scale setting is set to 100%.
  • Make sure to measure the small finger of your “working” hand.

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