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Teaching material

Chapters 1, 2, 8 and 9 of the text Ethics, Technology and Engineering. An Introduction. The texts for case studies will be provided by the instructors.

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Topics that will be covered

Professional Responsibility of an Engineer Active and Passive Responsibility and the Ideals of Engineers Possibilities and limitations of Codes of Conduct Ethical Aspects of Technological Risks Ethics and Engineering Assessment Methods (e.g. Cost Benefit Analysis) Responsible Innovation and Value Sensitive Design

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Description

The Grand Challenges of the 21st century will fully reflect on engineering. The world population is growing yet we continue to pursue higher levels of well-being. The increasing energy demands and the problems resulting from climate change are only two of the many major challenges humanity is facing in the 21st century. Engineers have an…

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