Case studies available online, including an in-depth discussion of the place of ethics in engineering it is our intention to update and add to the case studies. Engineering ethics is the study of the decisions, policies, and values that are morally desirable in engineering practice and research morality concerns respect for persons, both others and ourselves it involves being fair and just, meeting obligations and respecting rights, and not causing unnecessary harm by dishonesty and cruelty. Using a particular case as an avenue of learning about ethics, business, society, technology, and government regulation rather than as a mere reference tool for educators and other professionals, this book could be successful in the classroom in a way that no other anthology or collection of short case studies could be.
As part of its network expansion, the council for big data, ethics, and society is commissioning original case studies the council is seeking researchers, practitioners, and educators to write case studies based on real-world examples that examine complex issues of data ethics. Aps ethics education task force has put together this collection of case studies to provide an introduction to some of the issues that practicing physicists might encounter it is useful to draw the analogy between ethics education and safety training. Case studies case study 1 - thalassaemia contextualised this case study, written by prof john bryant of the university of exeter (for the ethics project funded by the higher education academy), raises questions linked to pgd, abortion and potential impact of genetic modification on future generations. 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.
Engineering ethics is the field of applied ethics and system of moral principles that apply to the practice of engineeringthe field examines and sets the obligations by engineers to society, to their clients, and to the profession. However in this case the consultants were accused of breaching the engineering code of ethics, by north sydney municipal council and the society for social responsibility in engineering, for not putting the public interest first. Case studies and scenarios illustrating ethical dilemmas in business, medicine, technology, government, and education. Ethics ethics support cases safety hotline respirator air bags ieee intensive care unit exit lights wrongful discharge tanks an carlier, shorter version of this paper was presented at the international conference on ethics in engineering and computer science, case western reserve university, cleveland, march 21-24, 1999, and can be accessed. Ebook engineering ethics real world case studies currently available at walthamforestbig6couk for review only, if you need complete ebook engineering ethics real world case studies please fill out registration form to access in our.
Engineering ethics case studies from the ethics education library case studies from the book engineering ethics: concepts and cases cases from dr mike rabins, dr charles harris, dr michael pritchard, dr lee l lowery, jr and others on a nsf grant at texas a&m university. Likewise, numerous cases concerning the nuclear industry, airlines, the motor industry and most other branches of engineering, have provided a rich source of practical materials, forming the basis of the study and indeed the teaching of engineering ethics in the usa. Engineers, ethics, and the vw scandal case points to the need to move away from a compliance mindset and towards better ethics integration in engineering education.
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. This case study outlines the development and implementation of an engineering ethics course across a number of engineering departments at imperial college london it explores students‟ experiences of the. 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. Case study research in software engineering 13 why a book on case studies of software engineering 6 69 ethics and confidentiality 94. Engineering ethics at texas a&m university, an extremely comprehensive collection of case studies, including headlines and links to case studies engineering ethics blog , a blog written by karl david stephan, an associate professor in the department of engineering and technology at texas state university, san marcos, texas.
Ethics is a cornerstone of the civil engineering profession and a key element in differentiating us as professionals ethics isn't just about avoiding bad decisions, but also about choosing good ones. This code of ethics is the result of extensive study and deliberation by the nspe board of ethical review, the review of the codes of ethics of engineering societies and those of other. Although the case studies are oriented towards engineering, they also incorporate management and business issues, since health and safety must be dealt with in an integrated and interdisciplinary manner.
Developed a database of case studies in engineering ethics this responds to the need for ukbased examples of ethical issues which commonly arise in engineering settings. The engineering ethics curriculum map is an example of how ethics can be incorporated into an engineering degree it is intended as a resource for all academics, is free to use and can be freely adapted. This is an engineering ethics case study from the idea cetl the scenario examines issues around the intellectual property of an idea possibly inspired by working at a company.
The oec glossary contains useful definitions for a variety of the terms commonly used on the website and within engineering and science ethics literature search our partner site use this search box to find case studies, teaching materials, and published articles in the ethics education library. Engineering ethics: the obligation to conduct themselves honorably, responsibly, ethically and lawfully to enhance the honor, reputation and usefulness of the profession code of ethics read the guiding principles of the nspe code of ethics and the engineers' creed. Case studies developed by the idea cetl, a centre for excellence in applied ethics teaching and research , you will find a set of interactive case studies, designed to help you practice exercising your judgement in ethically challenging situations.