OEC - Essays on Ethics Education in Engineering and …
An index of essays on ethics education in engineering and science.
Embedded systems are often called on to perform safety critical tasks inaide of, or independent to, human operators. Creating these systems, as in allengineering disciplines, causes engineers to consider their actions and theethical implications of the systems they create. Engineering as a professionencourages the view that the public good must outweigh all other factors whendetermining the course of action for an engineer. Unfortunately, not allsituations are morally well defined and engineers will be called upon bythemselves, their company, or society to make profound, or more often,personally conflicting decisions.
Code of Ethics | National Society of Professional Engineers
Ethics are of special importance to practicing professionals, includingengineers. Professions such as doctors, teachers, lawyers, and engineershave a greater responsibility to society to do their jobs ethically. Inorder to accomplish this though, it is important to understand what ethicsreally means. The actions that society finds acceptable versus theactions which society does not accept create the ethics by which a member ofsociety must abide. From this definition, ethical action on the part ofengineer can be partially simplified, (as it is in most codes of ethics fromengineering organizations,) as the simple mandate that an engineer's greatestresponsibility is to the public good. The following discussion iscentered around what responsibility comes with being an engineer, thechallenges an engineer faces, and some resources for helping an engineerfulfill his responsibility to do the public good.
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We fullysubscribe to this approach not only for teaching engineering ethics, but also for teaching (and practicing) in other areas ofprofessional responsibility.