Course Description

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsHours
3404115 Engineering Ethics 2.0 2
Description One of the most current issues in engineering is its involvement with the problems of ethics and values. Engineering ethics is attracting increasing interest among colleges of engineering and universities throughout the well-developed high-tech countries. The increasing concern for the ethic and value dimensions of engineering is, at least in part, a result of the attention that the media has given to cases such as the Challenger disaster of the NASA, the public safety of poor infrastructure, the collapse of buildings in the 921 earthquake, and the environmental pollution due to oil spill. As a response to this concern, a new discipline, engineering ethics, is emerging for undergraduate engineering courses. This discipline will doubtless take its place alongside such well-established fields as medical ethics, business ethics, and legal ethics. This course aims to help engineering students gain a broad understanding of professionalism and its vital contribution to society