To ship or not to ship: an engineering ethics case study

TitleTo ship or not to ship: an engineering ethics case study
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsLatcha, MA, Jordan, W
Conference NameFrontiers in Education Conference, 1996. FIE '96. 26th Annual Conference., Proceedings of
Pagination1159-1163 vol.3
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsanalysis , aspects , calculations , Case , computer , confidence , courses , education , ENGINEERING , ethics , interval , minimum , professional , real-world , SCIENCE , situations , standards , statistical , strength , Study , technical , yield
AbstractThis paper describes an ethics case developed for engineering students that involves technical calculations. In the case, the students are asked to evaluate several coils of steel and determine which ones meet certain minimum standards for yield strength. Then, the students are presented with several scenarios and asked to decide which coils meet minimum standards. Each decision made by the student has real-world ethical consequences.
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