NPPE Exam Preparation Course

Program Description:

As a prerequisite for registration in Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, engineering, geology, geophysics graduates and applicants are required to successfully complete the National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE) and the additional essay.

Program Type Description

Instruction, facilitation, brainstorming

Learning Objectives of the Program

  • After this course, students will be able to pass the professional practice exam by EGBC
  • Students will think systemically to solve ethical dilemmas as engineer or geoscientist
  • Students will identify illegal practices from legal practices in their workplace
  • Students will make appropriate recommendations to avoid misconduct as a professional

Weeks of Instruction

Hours of Instruction

18 hours

Admission Requirement

Minimum bachelor degree in engineering or geoscience

Equipment and Facilities

Projector and screen

Course Materials

Language of Instruction

English

Course Outline

  • Exam Preparation: How to study and how to write the exam
  • Regulating a Profession
  • APEGA’s Act
  • APEGA’s Regulations and Bylaws
  • Disciplinary procedures
  • Updating your knowledge
  • Ethical Theories and Code of Ethics
  • Ethics for three different groups of Professionals: Managers, Employees, and Private Sector
  • Specific issues in Ethics: Environmental Ethics, Computer Ethics, Ethics
  • Canadian Legal System
  • Business Organizational Structures
  • Professional implications: Tort Law, Contract Law, and “Product Liability”
  • Contract Classifications: Choosing project participants
  • Contract Classifications: Delivering Methods: Design-Build, Design-Bid-Build, etc.
  • Risk assessment
  • Contract Classifications: Compensation Methods: Fixed Price, Cost Plus, etc.
  • Life Cycle of a Contract: Awarding, Executing and Terminating
  • Sustainability
  • Specific issues in contracts: Breaches, Disputes and Delays
  • Important Clauses in Construction Contracts
  • Specific types of Contracts: Insurance and Bond
  • Other types of law for Professionals: Intellectual Property Law, Labour Law, Employment Law, Environmental Law, and OH&S Law
  • Multiple choice questions practice and review
  • How to write the essay and the practice

Method of Evaluation

  • Mock Exam (Law & Ethics)
  • Write an Essay

Requirement to Complete the Program

  • Being an Engineer
  • No absent during the term

2018 Fees:

 Type Fees
Business $480
This program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

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