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ENGINEERING ETHICS INRODUCTION Background Ideas Why Study Engineering Ethics? Engineering is Managing the Unknown Personal versus Business Ethics Origins of Ethical Thought Ethics and the Law Ethics Problems are Similar to Design Problems
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Background Ideas Ethical cases can go far beyond issues of public safety. It may involve bribery, fraud, environmental protection, fairness, honesty in research and testing and conflict of interest. Ethical problems will be faced by engineers throughout their professional practice. Hence ethical choices must be made. Definition of ethics and engineering ethics Ethics = study of characteristics of morals deals with moral choices made by each person in his or her relationship with other persons. Engineering ethics = rules and standards of governing the conduct of engineers in their role as professionals. In other words, engineering ethics is a body of philosophy indicating ways that engineers should conduct themselves in their professional capacity.
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Why Study Engineering Ethics?
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