The University of Texas at Dallas

Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science


Order of the Engineer

The Order of the Engineer

The University of Texas at Dallas is pleased to announce the formation of a chapter of the Order of the Engineer. Order of the Engineer is an organization that fosters pride and ethical responsibility in the engineering profession, with membership open to engineering graduates from all ABET accredited engineering disciplines as well as to all Professional Engineers. The Order hosts only one event per year - an induction ceremony in which new members take a pledge to be ethical in their engineering practice and receive a ring worn on the small finger of their dominant hand to serve as a constant reminder of their commitment. A reception will follow the ceremony.

We ask all those interested in joining to contribute $15 to cover the cost of their ring and food at the reception to follow.

Those interested can sign up and purchase their ring via credit card at the links below.   Enrollments by April 21st will ensure delivery of rings by April 28.

A ring sizer is available outside of Professor Nicholas Gans’ office at ECSN 4.910.

For more information, please contact Dr.Nick Gans or Dr. Ann Majewicz Fey

Order of the Engineer

Induction Ceremony
April 28, 5:00 p.m.
SPN 1.111

Make the pledge! Join fellow graduating seniors and graduate students to profess your commitment to the engineering profession. As a sign of their commitment, members of the order wear a stainless steel ring on the small finger of their working hand.

ELIGIBLE STUDENTS : Graduate students and graduating seniors in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, and Telecommunications Engineering. Faculty and Staff with ABET-accredited engineering degrees are also eligible.

What is the Order?

A pledge to honor the profession of engineer and uphold engineering ethics.

History of the Order:

The Ritual of the Calling of the Engineer began in Canada in 1922. The Ritual was initiated after the Quebec Bridge collapsed due to poor planning and design by the overseeing engineers, which killed 75 workers. The ritual served as a reminder that our actions have consequences.

What does the Order mean to those who have been inducted?

  • Instant identification of fellow engineers who share your commitment to ethical engineering practices.
  • Constant reminder that the work you do comes with great responsibility.
  • Great camaraderie and conversation starter.



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