Practice-focused ethics in Australian engineering education

TitlePractice-focused ethics in Australian engineering education
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsJohnston, S, McGregor, H, Taylor, E
JournalEuropean Journal of Engineering Education
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number03043797
Accession Number3889073
AbstractThis paper summarizes some Australian initiatives, presents some of our approaches to teaching engineering ethics and suggests some ways to encourage both the study of ethics and actual ethical practice. The authors endorse the view that ethics issues should be included as an intrinsic part of engineering curricula, and suggest that that the social impact and the international and global nature of engineering practice call for an extension of traditional ethical frameworks to incorporate treatment of questions of social responsibility, including the issue of sustainability. The authors also describe the restructuring of the undergraduate engineering curricula at the University of Technology, Sydney to focus on engineering practice issues and discuss its implications for practice-focused ethics in engineering education.
NotesJohnston, Stephen McGregor, Helen Taylor, Elizabeth; Source Info: Dec2000, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p315; Subject Term: ENGINEERING ethics; Subject Term: ENGINEERING -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: AUSTRALIA; Number of Pages: 10p; Document Type: Article; Full Text Word Count: 4911
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