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PHIL2207 Engineering Ethics
Three (3) credit hours
The course is directed at individuals who are currently qualified engineers, or to those who have permission of the instructor. It provides a problem-centred approach to engineering ethics, as well as the conceptual and theoretical tools basic to developing the skills for recognizing and addressing ethical issues in the engineering field. Topics include: engineering as a profession, design safety and risk, accidents, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, intellectual property, professional conscience, whistle-blowing, engineering and the environment, computer ethics, and the ethics of engineering research. These concerns are developed in part through analysis of wide ranging, real-life scenarios.
Ahmad Rahmanian, PhD
Phone: (506) 458-7503
The course materials include a textbook, the instructor’s notes on each chapter, and videos of chapter summaries. The approach taken to the evaluation of the students’ work is designed to facilitate one-on-one student-instructor dialogue and to enrich the students’ learning experience. To enhance the interactive process, there is also a forum for the exchange of ideas.
The course is organized so as to meet the following objectives:
Charles B. Fleddermann, Engineering Ethics, fourth edition (Prentice Hall, 2008).
Textbooks can be ordered from the UNB Fredericton Bookstore:
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The assessment is based on seven sets of tasks, a midterm exam, and a final exam. The tasks require analysis of real-life cases and application of the ideas to them. Together the tasks cover the entire course, the midterm the issues related to the first three objectives listed above, and the final the issues related to the rest of the objectives. Both the midterm and the final are open- book, as most questions will be based on the cases, and one on a code of ethics, included in the text. The questions require paragraph answers. The students will have three hours to complete the midterm and three hours the final. The exams are supervised; they will be scheduled by each student separately online. The three components of the assessment are weighted as follows:
All mid-term exams and final exams for online courses will be invigilated at an approved time and location. Please refer to the Online Exam Request Form to book.
|Time Limit:||6 months from registration date. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date of your course.|
Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable online fee per course. Fees are subject to change by the Board of Governors.
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If you have previously registered in this online course and wish to register again, please contact us at 453-4646 to complete the registration process.