ELEC3050 SocietyandEthics

ELEC3050 SocietyandEthics - ELEC 3040/3050 V P Nelson...

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Unformatted text preview: ELEC 3040/3050 V. P. Nelson Ethics and the Social Impact of Engineering Projects Ethics Assignment Due Monday, 04/25/2011 Ethics and Social Impact Four page (double spaced) paper discussing an engineering ethics case study Main reference must be a paper in an IEEE or ASEE publication (NOT “Wikipedia”) IEEE Xplore is available from the AU Library web site Discuss the ethical issues involved in the case study: 1. Identify the ethical issue 2. Explain the dilemma 3. Relate the ethical issue(s) to the IEEE Code of Ethics 4. Discuss a potential solution to the dilemma The paper will be graded with the rubric on the next slide Ethics and Social Impact Rubric 1 – Unsatisfactory 2 – Developing 3 – Meets expectations 4 – Exceeds expectations Performance Indicators Has knowledge of the IEEE Code of Ethics Unaware of existence of the Code, cannot discuss elements of the Code. Aware of, and can discuss some aspects of the Code, but incompletely or inappropriately. Aware of, and can identify and discuss how to apply the Code to practice. Provides unique insights in the application of the Code to practice. Can recognize an ethical dilemma Unable to recognize a situation as an ethical dilemma. Recognizes only some obvious situations that pose ethical dilemmas; unable to recognize others. Recognizes most situations that pose ethical dilemmas. Recognizes any situation that poses an ethical dilemma. Can explain an ethical dilemma Unable to explain any issues involved in an ethical dilemma. Explains some issues, but incompletely or inappropriately. Adequately explains the issues involved in an ethical dilemma. Provides unique insights into the issues involved in an ethical dilemma. Can discuss possible solutions to an ethical dilemma Unable to offer possible solutions to an ethical dilemma. Offers solutions, but may not be appropriate or applicable for a particular ethical dilemma. Offers and explains at least one reasonable solution to an ethical dilemma. Offers multiple solutions to an ethical dilemma, and discusses tradeoffs. Program Outcome 10: Graduates will demonstrate understanding of ethical responsibility and professional integrity issues related to the practice of electrical/computer engineering. Target courses: ELEC 3040 (ELEC majors) – Ethics case study paper. ELEC 3050 (ECPE majors) – Ethics case study paper. From ABET: “Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs” Ethics and Social Impact “3. Engineering programs must demonstrate that their students attain: (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments to acquire needed data, and to analyze and interpret data to solve engineering problems (c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability (f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility (h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of...
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ELEC3050 SocietyandEthics - ELEC 3040/3050 V P Nelson...

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