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: Sunday, May 3 | 11:59pm

Ceremony Day and time: Wednesday, May 20 | 5:30pm

Ceremony Information

  • After registering and ordering your Order of the Engineer ring, a packet will be sent to you in the mail from the USU College of Engineering. The packet will include:
    1. Your ring
    2. An Order of the Engineer Certificate
    3. A wallet-size copy of the Order of the Engineer Oath and Obligation
    4. An induction ceremony program
  • Prior to the ceremony please read the Oath and Obligation, then sign and date the certificate. The date to put on the certificate is 20 May 2020, as this is the day you will be formally inducted to the Order.
  • Information regarding connecting to the virtual meeting will be provided later at both this website and in an email.

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.

Registration has closed

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