Principles of Ethical Engineering Practice

TitlePrinciples of Ethical Engineering Practice
Publication TypeSyllabi
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsMcElroy, B
PublisherUniversity of Florida, College of Engineering
Publication LanguageEnglish
AbstractTaught in fall 2014 by Professor Bill McElroy at the University of Florida, this graduate level course uses a team based learning (TBL) structure to help students with increasing their awareness and understanding of common ethical issues that engineers can encounter in practice and academia, and provides evaluation and decision-making approaches and techniques that can be applied to analyze and resolve engineering ethical issues. TBL is a small group learning method that focuses on the application of course concepts through problem-solving and decision-making. Students will prepare for each class by reading assigned materials. Readiness assurance tests, typically consisting of 10 multiple choice questions, will be taken at the beginning of each session both as individuals and as teams to assure that students have a basicunderstanding of the material. Application exercises will use case-based scenarios to challenge teams to resolve ethical dilemmas encountered in engineering research and practice.