Abstract: rarely is electrical technology at the focus of the classic case studies used in engineering ethics courses and textbooks this makes it sometimes difficult to excite and to motivate electrical and computer engineering students to study and discuss these cases. Engineering ethics: case studies spring 2016 ge105 introduction to engineering design college of engineering concerning your area of engineering • this means that you cannot alter data as an engineer, and that you must tell the truth about the facility • in this case your duty as an engineer to tell the. The aps ethics case studies are a series of case studies on ethical issues that can arise in the course of doing physics research many of the studies are accompanied by discussion these case studies are intended to be an educational resource for researchers, mentors, and students aps has. The spring 2017 issue of the bridge, the nae’s flagship quarterly journal, is focused entirely on engineering ethics article topics include ethics in business, codes of ethics, environmental injustice, corruption, and teaching ethics. Protection against murphy’s law events • in general, interpolate within rather than extrapolate beyond prior experience • extrapolate in small steps, only where risk and benefits are balanced • tacoma narrows bridge was a substantial extrapolation into the unknown • much lower flexural rigidity and torsional rigidity than prior art, to reduce cost.
A case study approach to freshman engineering courses james n jensen, phd assoc professor, dept of civil, structural and environmental engineering director, center for teaching and learning resources university at buffalo ethics through engineering case studies. Case studies in engineering failure analysis will be discontinued as of end of 2017 for this reason the journal has stopped accepting new submissions for this reason the journal has stopped accepting new submissions. What is engineering ethics engineering ethics is the study of moral issues and decisions confronting individuals and organizations engaged in engineering the study of related questions about moral ideals,character,policies and relationship of people and corporations involved in technological activity.
The case study collection is a database of ethics cases from the fields of science, engineering, the social sciences, and business click on the following links to launch a search for cases in these subject areas responsible conduct of research cases animal research subjects. The following cases are available for viewing please note that some of these cases have already been transcribed to view the transcript and case text simultaneously, please see the examplessection case 58-1: procurement of engineering contract as a consultant case 59-1: advertising of engineering services case 59-2: termination of engineer's services and retention of different engineer. What is engineering ethics engineering ethics is the study of moral issues and decisions confronting individuals and organizations engaged in engineering the study of related questions about moral ideals,character,policies and relationship of. When teaching ethics to students, case studies are a valuable resource experts say that when using case studies to teach, it is most effective to use studies to which the students can relate.
Failure case studies and ethics in engineering mechanics courses by norbert j delatte jr member, asce abstract: often, engineering students do not study engineering failures or discuss ethics until they take. Another case involving ethical lapses involves one of europe’s best-known engineering companies, siemens in 2006, siemens had over 480,000 employees and sales of 113 billion dollars its main business enterprises include power generation and distribution systems, factory automation, medical devices, telecommunications equipment, electronics. Case studies have been successfully used in a one-semester-hour seminar course on engineering ethics taught in the electrical and computer engineering department at the university of new. In engineering ethics: real-world case studies, starrett, lara, and bertha provide in-depth analysis with extended discussions and study questions of case studies that are based on real work situations important concepts such as rights and obligations conflict of interest professionalism and mentoring confidentiality whistleblowing. Introducing ethics case studies into required undergraduate engineering courses engineering ethics is attracting increased interest in engineering universities throughout the nation at texas a&m university, evidence of this interest in professional ethics culminated in the creation of a new course in engineering ethics, as well as a national.
The center's 2015 hackworth engineering ethics fellows collected case studies from more than 30 scu alumni about ethical issues they encountered during their careers. The purpose of case studies in general is to provide us with the context—the technical details—of an engineering decision in which an ethical principle may have been violated. Engineering ethics, case study examples, and an analysis and discussion of an assigned case study the presentation emphasizes the concept of a profession and the content of professional. A collection of 21 case studies looking at ethical issues in biomedical engineering, accompanied by thought-provoking discussion questions ethics education library - case collection developed by the center for the study of ethics in the professions, this is a collection of ethics case studies available on the web from a wide array of.
Welcome to the mechanical engineering case studies website select your course from the list at the left to begin this web site is being developed to give undergraduate mechanical engineering students real engineering examples and experimental data in their lecture courses. Ethics cases welcome to the previously published cases in the applied ethics in professional practice program (formerly known as the aepp case of the month club) of the national institute for engineering ethics (niee. Stephen unger, columbia university the cases reported on here all came to the attention of the ieee ethics committee during the 1990s most came in via the ethics hotline, while the initial contacts for others was via communications addressed to authors of ethics columns that appeared in the ieee institute most of these cases have not been carefully investigated, although we are fairly. A set of ethics case studies from physics research, with an activity and discussion guide for courses and seminars in science ethics tm case studies ethics 1 student edition ethics in science and engineering research these include books, documentation from organizations, courses.