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The Ethical Analysis on the Issues of Whistle Blowing

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ENGINEERING ETHICS – CASE STUDIES
1. 2. 3. 4. What is Engineering Ethics? Why study Engineering Ethics? The scope of Engineering Ethics Case studies in Engineering Ethics a. Killer Robot b. DC - 10 c. Whistle Blowing d. Citicorp Building e. The Challenger case 1. Sample Codes a. Hammurabi’s code b. ABET code 1. Further case studies a. Bhopal b. Three Mile Island c. Chernobyl 7. Concluding remarks

WHAT IS ENGINEERING ETHICS

Engineering Ethics is the study of moral issues and decisions confronting individuals and organizations engaged in engineering.



The Study of related questions about moral ideals,character,policies and relationship of people and corporations involved in technological activity.

WHY STUDY ENGINEERING ETHICS
 What is the point in studying engineering ethics?

 What can be gained from taking a course in ethics?

 Engineering ethics course is not about preaching virtue

rather, its objective is to increase your ability as engineers to responsibly confront moral issues raised by technological activity.

THE SCOPE OF ENGINEERING ETHICS
Moral Reasoning & Ethical Theories Engineering as Social Experimentation The Engineers Responsibility for safety

Scope of Engineering Ethics

Responsibility to Employees

Engineers and Managers, Consultants and headers

Global Issues

Rights of Engineers

ENGINEERING ETHICS – CASE STUDIES

CASE 1 : THE CASE OF THE KILLER ROBOT
Jane McMurdock, prosecuttting attorney for the city of Silicon Valley, announced today the indictment of Randey Samuels on charges of manslaughter. Samuels employed as a programmer at the Silicon Techtronic's Inc. The charge involves the death of Bart Matthews, who was killed last May by an assembly –line robot. Matthews worked as robot operator at Cybernetics Inc.,in Silicon Heights. He was crushed to death when the robot he was operating malfunctioned and started to wave its hands violently.

The Robot arm struck Matthews, throwing him against...

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