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Engineering Design Ethics Design Brief Introduction

Ethics is generally defined as the study of morals, which is the study of what is right and wrong or beneficial or harmful to others. In the field of engineering and science, it is a very important concept that is considered in the daily workings of engineers and scientists. The codes of professional engineers and scientists vary widely within different professional societies. Many professional societies maintain a set of codes, such as the American Institute of Chemists, the American Mathematical ociety, the Association of Computer Machinery, and the American Council of Engineering Companies. These codes of conduct or ethical guidelines are used to govern the practices of the engineers, engineering technicians, scientists, and mathematicians. ometimes the codes are e!tensive and may even result in a person losing his"her advanced degree if he"she is found to plagiari#e his"her work. $ou may be surprised to learn that there is also a set of codes for student organi#ations that includes an %ippocratic &ath for scientists, engineers, and e!ecutives. This problem is designed to enable you to learn more about engineering design ethics and how ethics should play a role in the work of engineers and scientists. Procedure In this problem, you and your partner's( will be assigned a category of potential ethical issues. )ithin that category, you will research a particular case and study the ethical issues encountered. $ou do not have to focus your research on a particular situation, such as stem cell research, but you may research the ethics surrounding such an issue. After completing your research, you and your partner will craft a design brief that will enable another student to research your chosen case study and craft a report of his"her findings. In addition to creating a design brief, you will choose one of the following deliverables to depict your findings* Choose one* o +olitical Cartoon depicting the key findings of the case study o o hort ,ideo depicting the key findings of the case study +re#i depicting the key findings of the case study

To save time, the deliverables have been designated on the design brief for you. An e!ample of a completed design brief is also provided to guide you. The e!ample case study may not be used by a team. There are sites posted on the class website that will help you with your research.

It is critical that you and your partner keep detailed records of your research so that you are able to include the information in the design brief. The research information is critical in that it must be used by the team in order to successfully complete the design brief. NOTE: $ou and your partner are not permitted to use the sample ethical design brief provided. The following are the categories within which you and your partner may find an ethical case study to research and then to prepare your design brief. C TE!O"# gricultural and (ood Biotech Business Ethics Ca)paign Ethics Character Education Cloning and $te) Cell "esearch End*of*&ife En+iron)ental Ethics Ethical Theory Ethics Centers and Institutes (oundations !lobal &eadership and Ethics !o+ern)ent Ethics 'ealth Care Ethics &egal Ethics %edia Ethics Non*profits Public Policy "eligious Perspecti+es on Ethics $cience and "esearch Ethics $upranational Organi,ations Technology and Biotechnology -nited Nations Organi,ations -ni+ersity* ffiliated !roups $ %P&E ET'IC & TOPIC$ Trench -ailure Anhydrous Ammonia %ose -ailure Conflict of interest )histle blowing Cloning or tem Cell .esearch .ights of choice /ood engineer vs. protecting the environment Three Mile Island 0uclear 1isaster /ift /iving or .eceiving /eneral research regarding different groups and opinions %yatt .egency )alkway Collapse Encryption and national security The Aberdeen Three and chemical weapons 1esigner medicines )hat is plagiarism2 )hat is cheating2 E3ual 4ustice under the 5aw. T, Antenna Collapse .esearch ethical issues with groups, such as /reenpeace and CA.E 6ltra7lightweight ,ehicles /eneral research regarding different points of view Challenger 1isaster The )orld 8ank or The )orld %ealth &rgani#ation 8iopharma Issues .esearch on third7world peasant farmers in cultivating their small plots of land /eneral research regarding different points of view, such as conflict of interest

Conclusion 9. )hat is ethics2

:. )hat actions are considered cheating2

;. )hat are your rights and responsibilities as a potential engineer2

$a)ple: Engineering Ethics Design Brief


Client: Designer: Proble) $tate)ent: <ohnson7 usan Company <oyce =. +ublic It has come to the attention of the owners of <ohnson7 usan Company, a pharmaceutical company, that they need to educate their employees regarding the proper use of ethics and the code of conduct. .esearch the aspects of a case study within the ethical category of Technology and 8iotechnology> in particular, study a case study regarding stem cell research and the related ethical issues and codes of conduct. 1ocument all research using proper A+A tyle citations. .ecord the ethics or codes that were misused and the results of the case. 1esign and create either a C1 cover, book cover, or poster that depicts the findings of the research.

Design $tate)ent:

Constraints:

6se reputable research sources, in particular those on the Internet ending with either .gov, .edu, or .org. Create a 1esign 8rief* three7day research, design, and creation time limit. 6se ethical practices in the creation of your model Complete the 1esign 8rief* three7day research, design, and create time limit.

Deli+erables:

Initial research citations and documentation Engineer?s notebook Choose one* +olitical Cartoon depicting the key findings of the case study hort ,ideo depicting the key findings of the case study +re#i depicting the key findings of the case study

Engineering Ethics Design Brief


Client: Designer: Proble) $tate)ent:

Design $tate)ent:

Constraints:

Deli+erables:

Initial research citations and documentation Choose one* +olitical Cartoon depicting the key findings of the case study hort ,ideo depicting the key findings of the case study +re#i depicting the key findings of the case study