Ethical Elements_11-3-10

Ethical Elements_11-3-10 - Engineering Ethics WhatisEthics?...

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Engineering Ethics What is Ethics?
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Objectives Understand the self-regulating aspects  of engineering Codes of Ethics Become familiar with the ethical  standards promulgated by professional  engineering societies
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Purpose: Why Professional Ethics? Engineering is a Self-Regulating Profession Members act together to ensure ethical and legal  behavior (peer pressure, reputation) Associations promulgate codes of ethics (which  may be incorporated into law governing  registration, and hence legally enforced) Engineering Codes of Ethics encourage  ethical conduct and provide guidance  concerning the obligations of engineers. Provide support to engineers seeking to act  ethically in situations involving conflict with  superiors. Serve as deterrent to unethical conduct.
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Morals and Ethics Morals: derive from principles of personal  character and behavior, good vs. bad Ethics: stress a social system in which morals  apply Rule-based: universality and transitivity (apply to all) Conditional rule-based: sometimes, sometimes not Utilitarian: highest good for all (not always fair)
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