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Title: Ethics%20in%20Engineering


1
Ethics in Engineering
2
Ethics
  • A set of guidelines or rules defined by the
    groups you join
  • Code of ethics implicit or explicit
  • Penalty for violating rules
  • Compare/contrast Ethical and Legal

3
Ethical vs. Legal
Legal
Ethical
Unethical Proscribed by group
Illegal Proscribed by law
4
Ethical but Illegal
  • Speeding to get to hospital
  • Underage drinking
  • Drinking in the dorm?

5
Legal but Unethical
  • Dancing?
  • Eating/drinking?
  • Buy property no money down!
  • Cheating on tests?

6
Moral responsibility
  • Can an engineer create new technology without
    considering consequences?
  • Round-up Ready grain
  • Face-recognition software
  • Neonatal care/quality of life
  • Cloning
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