Summary of chapters - CIV 402 Engineering Ethics Chapters...

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CIV 402: Engineering Ethics Chapters Summary Chapter 2: Responsibility in Engineering 2.1 Introduction Define engineering: “The professional art of applying science for the optimum conversion of natural resources for mankind.” This definition is about scientific knowledge and knowing how to apply it. Definition of responsibility: Being able to respond to somebody for something. Responsibility divides into 4 concepts: 1. The responsibility for the consequences of our action ( causal responsibility ). ((It means we are responsible for something like action or decision or task and to somebody or some authority)). 2. Shared responsibility ( control and management responsibility ). ((It means the person have the responsibility of another person like the boss and his responsibility for the performance of his employees)). 3. Internal and external responsibility. ((Internal toward the member of the organization, external towards the society)). 4. The responsibility is based on the capacity. ((It means responsibility that derives from our aptitude to do something like someone qualified to understand, plan, judges)). 2.2 Engineering Standards: A standard is a document that establishes a rule or measure for quality or level of performance. NSPE code of ethics ( National Society of Professional Engineers ). NSPE code of ethics Fundamental canons: Engineers shall: Hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public. Perform services only in areas of their competence. Issue public statements only in an objective and truthful manner.
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2012 for the course CIVIL 101 taught by Professor Seeds during the Spring '07 term at Abu Dhabi University.

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