WHAT IS ENGINEERING ETHICS?: WHAT IS ENGINEERING ETHICS? It is the field of applied ethics and system of moral principles that apply to the practice of engineering. It is professional ethics, as opposed to personal morality . It sets the standards for professional practice, and is only learned in a professional school or in professional practice. It is an essential part of professional education because it helps students deal with issues they will face in professional practice.
WHY SHOULD IT BE EMPHASIZED?: WHY SHOULD IT BE EMPHASIZED? To answer the long and familiar list of tragedies, disasters, and scandals in which engineers have been major players . T o help students recognize ethical issues.
PowerPoint Presentation: To encourage students to take ethical responsibility seriously . Can increase student sensitivity to ethical issues simply by making students aware that they, as engineers, will have to resolve certain ethical problems.
HOW SHOULD IT BE TAUGHT?: HOW SHOULD IT BE TAUGHT? Draw the line. We often ask where we should draw the line between acceptable and unacceptable actions. Conflict. We say that we are in a conflict over an issue, meaning that we feel pulled in two different directions by competing considerations. Here we must engage in resolving a conflict problem.
WHEN SHOULD IT BE TAUGHT?: WHEN SHOULD IT BE TAUGHT? We believe students should be introduced to ethics in as many times and places inside and outside the curriculum as possible.
CONCLUSION: CONCLUSION Engineering ethics appears to be emerging as a distinct discipline, taking its place with medical, legal and business ethics. We believe the time is approaching when most if not all engineering schools will have some program for introducing students to engineering professionalism and ethics. The time for thinking about implementing such programs has arrived.