Engineering ethics education in the USA: content, pedagogy and curriculum

TitleEngineering ethics education in the USA: content, pedagogy and curriculum
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsHerkert, JR
JournalEuropean Journal of Engineering Education
Volume25
Issue4
Pagination303-313
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number03043797
Accession Number3889074
KeywordsACCREDITATION , ENGINEERING , Study , United
AbstractDiscusses the pedagogy and methods used in the United States to integrate ethics into the engineering classroom. The content of engineering ethics education consists of 'microethical' issues focusing on individual professional responsibility and 'macroethical' issues dealing with the development of technology. The author describes major methods used to integrate ethics including various types of case studies, required courses in engineering ethics, ethics-across-the-curriculum projects, and integration of engineering ethics and science, technology and society material. Changes in accreditation criteria for US engineering schools will potentially elevate the prominence of instruction in engineering ethics and the societal context of engineering. Many challenges remain, most notably the need for US engineering faculty to accept greater responsibility for engineering ethics education.
NotesHerkert, Joseph R.; Source Info: Dec2000, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p303; Subject Term: ENGINEERING ethics; Subject Term: ENGINEERING schools; Subject Term: ACCREDITATION (Education); Subject Term: STUDY & teaching; Subject Term: UNITED States; Number of Pages: 11p; Document Type: Article; Full Text Word Count: 5442
DOI10.1080/03043790050200340
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