Developing professionalism in the electrical engineering classroom

TitleDeveloping professionalism in the electrical engineering classroom
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsCooley, WL, Klinkhachorn, P, McConnell, RL, Middleton, NT
JournalEducation, IEEE Transactions on
Date Published1991
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0018-9359
Keywordsaccidents , computer , COSTS , economic , education , electrical , ENGINEERING , ethics , Hypothetical , Manufacturing , product , professional , safety , Seminars , SOCIAL , Sparks , STUDENTS , teaching
AbstractThe authors share their experience in teaching electrical engineering students the ethical, social, safety, and economic considerations in engineering practice. The exercises take the form of a trial where the students have to defend their judgments. The approach is found to be successful in helping students to understand the true meaning of being an engineering professional. Professional ethics and hypothetical accident scenarios are presented