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Engineering Ethics

Online
Course Number
EAS 203 910
Course Code
EAS203910
Course Key
74376
Day(s)
Tuesday
Thursday
Time
1:15pm-5:05pm
1:15pm-5:05pm
Instructor
Course Description
In this course, students will study the social, political, environmental and economic context of engineering practice. Students will develop an analytical toolkit to identify and address ethical challenges and opportunities in the engineering profession, including studies of risk and safety, professional responsibility, and global perspectives. The course will begin with a foundation in the history of engineering practice and major Western ethical and philosophical theories. Students will then apply this material to both historical case studies, such as Bhopal, the NASA Shuttle Program, and Three Mile Island, as well as contemporary issues in big data, artificial intelligence, and diversity within the profession. Students will consider how engineers, as well as governments, the media, and other stakeholders, address such issues.One-term course offered either term