Engineering Ethics is the study of moral issues and decisions confronting individuals and organizations engaged in engineering.Is the study of the decisions, policies, and values that are morally desirable in engineering practice and research.
To understand the standards governing what is acceptable behavior in the practice of engineering.
The best way to teach engineering ethics is by using cases…
Students should be introduced to ethics in as many times and places inside and outside the curriculum as possible. Guest lectures Presentations to student chapters of professional societies And many other possibilities present themselves.
By studying ENGINEERING ETHICS the students improve the ff: MORAL AWARENESS COGENT MORAL REASONING MORAL COHERENCE MORAL IMAGINATION MORAL COMMUNICATION MORAL REASONABLENESS RESPECT FOR PERSONS MORAL HOPE INTEGRITY
Engineering as Social Experimentation The Engineers Moral Values Responsibility For SafetyMicro & Engineering EthicalMacro Ethics DilemmasIssues Promoting Technological Responsible Development Conduct
Engineering Ethics are SocialExperiments that generate both new responsibilities forcreating benefits preventing harm andpointing out dangersMoral Values pervade all aspect of technologicaldevelopment, and hence ethics and excellencein engineering go together
Micro & Macro Issues Micro Issues concern the decisions made by individuals and companies Macro Issues concern more about global issuesBoth Micro & Macro Issues are important in Engineering ethics and often they are come together
Technological development warrants cautious optimism-optimism withcautionsPromoting responsible conduct promulgating and obeying the right lawsand preventing wrong doing.
Ethical Dilemmas problems that may occur in engineering, as elsewhere, because moral values are myriad and can conflict The Engineers Responsibility for Safety safety consideration must be included in design from the start-It is an engineer’s duty to protect the safety and well being of the public
“Always do the right thing –this will gratifysome and astonish the rest…”– Mark Twain