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VALLIAMMAI ENGINEERING COLLEGE

SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur– 603203

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

QUESTION BANK

V SEMESTER

GE6075–PROFESSIONAL ETHICS IN ENGINEERING

Regulation–2013

Academic Year 2018–19

Prepared by

P.MATHIVANAN, Professor

G.ANANTH, Assistant Professor

G.ANBUCHEZHIYAN, Assistant Professor

R.ASHOK, Assistant Professor


VALLIAMMAIENGINEERING COLLEGE
SRMNagar,Kattankulathur–
603203.

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

QUESTION BANK

SUBJECT : GE 6075 PROFESSIONAL ETHICS IN ENGINEERING


SEM / YEAR: V / III

UNIT I
SYLLABUS
HUMAN VALUES
Morals, values and Ethics – Integrity – Work ethic – Service learning – Civic virtue – Respect for
others – Living peacefully – Caring – Sharing – Honesty – Courage – Valuing time – Cooperation –
Commitment – Empathy – Self confidence – Character – Spirituality – Introduction to Yoga and
meditation for professional excellence and stress management.

PART- A
Q.No Questions BTLevel Competence
1. Define humanvalues BTL-1 Remembering
2. Define ethical values BTL-1 Remembering
3. Distinguish values from ethics and culture BTL-2 Understanding
4. Explain briefly integrity BTL-1 Remembering
5. Define workethics Remembering
BTL-1
6. Describe what is service learning BTL-1 Remembering
7. List out some civic virtues BTL-1 Remembering

8. Discuss briefly on caring and sharing. BTL-2 Understanding

9. Describe what is honesty Understanding


BTL-2
10. Express courage as a value BTL-2 Understanding
11. Examine the meaning of cooperation BTL-3 Applying
12. Illustrate empathy BTL-3 Applying
13. Show what is spirituality BTL-3 Applying
14. Point out the importance of integrity Analysing
BTL-4
15. Analyze briefly compromise BTL-4 Analysing
16. List out any two aspects of honesty BTL-1 Remembering

17. Define self respect and self esteem BTL-1 Remembering


18. Formulate what is commitment BTL-6 Creating
19. Generalize what is meant by self confidence BTL-6 Creating
20. Formulate what is stress management. BTL-6
Creating

PART- B
1. a. Describe moral and values and their importance. (7)
b. Describe the importance of ethics in engineering. (6) BTL-1 Remembering

2. a. Indentify the meaning of integrity and importance in


ethics. (7) Remembering
BTL-1
b. Indentify the meaning of work ethics and importance in
ethics. (6)
3. a. Identify in detail the importance of service learning. (7)
BTL-1 Remembering
b. Identify in detail the importance of civic virtue. (6)
4. a. Discuss about how respect for others play important role
BTL-2 Understanding
in ethics. (6)
b. Discuss about the art of living peacefully. (7)
5. a. Summarize the importance of caring. (7)
BTL-2 Understanding
b. Summarize the importance of sharing. (6)
6. a. Discuss the importance of honesty in detail. (7) BTL-2 Understanding
b. Discuss the importance of courage in detail. (6)
7. a. Examine the importance of valuing time. (7) BTL-3 Applying
b. Examine the importance of co-operation. (6)
8. a. Examine the importance of commitments. (7)
BTL-3 Applying
b. Examine the importance of empathy (6)
9. a. Explain self confidence and its importance. (7)
BTL-4 Analyzing
b. Explain character and its importance. (6)
10. a. Explain spirituality in detail. (7)
b. Explain how yoga is important in achieving professional BTL-4 Analyzing
excellence. (6)
11. Formulate how yoga and meditation are useful for stress BTL-6
management and professional excellence. (13) Creating
12. List out and describe various time wasters. (13) BTL-1 Remembering

13. a. Explain how one can manage time properly. (7)


BTL-5 Evaluating
b. Explain how self respect and respect for others differ. (6)
14. Explain some important human values. (13) BTL-4 Analyzing
PART- C
1. Analyze the various human values, which are essential to BTL-5 Evaluating
engineers. (15)
2. Illustrate the necessity for adherence to civic virtues. BTL-6 Creating
3. Evaluate the importance of cooperation and commitment in BTL-5 Evaluating
team work
4. Illustrate the necessity of stress management with suitable BTL-6 Creating
examples.
UNIT II
SYLLABUS
ENGINEERING ETHICS
Senses of ‘Engineering Ethics’ – Variety of moral issues – Types of inquiry – Moral dilemmas –
Moral Autonomy – Kohlberg’s theory – Gilligan’s theory – Consensus and Controversy – Models of
professional roles - Theories about right action – Self-interest – Customs and Religion – Uses of
Ethical Theories
1 List what are the senses of Engineering Ethics. BTL-1 Remembering
2 List out some moral issues BTL-1 Remembering
3 Name some types of Inquires. BTL-1 Remembering
4 Define Moral Dilemma. BTL-1 Remembering
5 Enumerate few steps in confronting moral dilemma. Remembering
BTL-1
6 Describe what is Moral Autonomy. BTL-2 Understanding
7 Identify the 3 levels of Kohlberg's theory. BTL-1 Remembering
8 What do you mean by conventional level? BTL-1 Remembering
9 What is the important difference between Kohlberg’s and BTL-1 Remembering
Gilligan’s theory?
10 Define Consensus and Controversy BTL-1 Remembering
11 What is the relationship between autonomy and authority? BTL-1 Remembering
12 Discuss some models of professional roles. BTL-2 Understanding
13 Express the names of various theories of right action. BTL-2 Remembering
14 Enumerate the two types of utilitarian theory BTL-1 Remembering
15 List out the two types duty ethics theory BTL-1 Remembering
16 Demonstrate the significance of self interest based on
types of values BTL-3 Applying
17 Distinguish self respect and ethical egoism. BTL-4 Analysing
18 Develop about ethical pluralism and relativism. BTL-6 Creating
19 Explain the significance of customs and religion. BTL-4 Analysing
20 Remembering
Enumerate the uses of ethical theories. BTL-1
PART- B
a. List the scope and importance of Engineering Ethics.(7) 8
1. BTL-1
Remembering
b. Describe in detail about the senses of Engineering 8
Ethics.(6)

2. a. Enumerate the seven types of moral issues. (7) BTL-1 Remembering


b. Examine in detail about various Moral issues (6)
a. Discuss about the three types of Inquiries (7)
BTL-1 Remembering
3. b. Give examples of normative, conceptual and factual
inquiry questions.(6)
a. Describe in detail about the concept of Moral BTL-4
Dilemmas.(7) BTL-2 Understanding
4.
b. Discuss the causes for moral dilemma and the steps to
confront it.(6)
a Describe in detail about the concept of Moral
Autonomy and the factors influencing it.(7) BTL-2 Understanding
5.
b. Enumerate the steps required to improve the
moral Autonomy.(6)
a. Summarize in details about Gilligan’s Theory. (7) BTL-2 Understanding
6. b. Summarize in details about Kohlberg’s Theory.(6)
a. Describe about Consensus and Controversy.(7) BTL-2 Understanding
7.
b. Describe about Heinz’s Theory.(6)
a. Discuss in detail about Profession and BTL-2 Understanding
Professionalism(7)
8.
b. Demonstrate in detail about various models of BTL-3 Applying
professional roles.(6)
Illustrate in details the various theories about right BTL-3 Applying
9.
action.(13)
a . Analyze in detail various Traits of Self Interest.(6) BTL-4 Analysing
10.
b. Explain roles of customs and ethical relativism in
professional ethics.(7)
a. List out the various uses of Ethical theories.(7) BTL-1 Remembering
11.
b. Explain the various Uses of Ethical theories.(6) BTL-4 Analysing
a. Explain the connections between religion and morality.
12. BTL-4 Analysing
(7)
b. Explain the conflicts between religion and morality.
(6)
a. Explain in short notes on Ethical pluralism.(7) BTL-4 Analysing
13.
b. Explain in short notes on Ethical relativism.(6)
a. Explain Kant’s theory of duty ethics.(7) BTL-4 Analyzing
14.
b. What are the difficulties in implementing duty and BTL-1 Remembering
rights ethics theory ?.(6)
PART-C

1. Explain moral dilemma with a suitable case study.


BTL-5 Evaluating
2. Analyze the impact of Gilligan's theory on moral BTL-5 Evaluating
development
3. Illustrate the applications of ethical theories in current
BTL-6 Creating
scenario.

4. Explain the influence of customs and religion on morality


BTL-5 Evaluating
with suitable example
UNIT-III BTL-4

ENGINEERING AS SOCIAL EXPERIMENTATION


Engineering as Experimentation – Engineers as responsible Experimenters – Codes of Ethics – A
Balanced Outlook on Law.
PART-A
1. Remembering
List what are the conditions required defining a valid BTL-1
consent.
2. Define what are the two main elements, which are included BTL-1 Remembering
to understand informed consent
3. Describe what are the general features of morally BTL-1 Remembering
responsible engineers.
4. Identify what is the purpose of various types of standards. BTL-1 Remembering
5. Examine a Code. BTL-1 Remembering
6. Name the rolesof codes BTL-1 Remembering
7. List out the limitations of codes. BTL-2 Evaluating
8. Summarize what are the problems with the law in BTL-2 Understanding
engineering
9. Describe what is the need to view engineering projects as Remembering
experiments. BTL-2

10. Differentiate scientific experiments and engineering BTL-2 Remembering


projects.
11 Applying
Demonstrate what are the uncertainties occur in the model BTL-3
designs.
12 Illustrate the importance of learning from the past, using BTL-3 Applying
Titanic disaster, as an example
13 Show any two prominent features of contemporary
engineering practice that differentiate casual BTL-3 Applying
influence and moral accountability in engineering
14 Analyze Ethical Conventionalism. BTL-4 Analysing
15 BTL-4 Remembering
Explain some universally accepted ethical principles.
16 Analysing
Point out what is meant by Engineering Experimentation BTL-4
17 Assess the importance of Ethical codes BTL-5 Evaluating

Explain what do you understand by balanced outlook on BTL-5 Evaluating


18
law.
19 Prepare what are the two elements of informed consent BTL-6 Creating
20 Generalize in what ways engineering experiment differs Creating
BTL-6
from standard
experiments. PART-B
1 (a) List how can engineer become a responsible BTL-1 Remembering
experimenter. (7)
(b) Define the codeof ethics for Engineers. (6)
2 (a) Describe what is the important code of ethics.(7)
BTL-1 Remembering
(b) Identify a brief account on‘4’canons of codes of ethics
quoted by international standard association. (6)
3 (a) Examine the roles played by the codes of ethics.(7) BTL-1 Applying
(b) List codes of ethics set by professional societies. (6)
4 (a) Describe and Compare engineering experiments with BTL-5
standard experiments. (7) BTL-1 Understanding
(b) Define and Contrast engineering experiments with
standard experiments .(6)
5 a) Summarize that engineers would learn not only from their
earlier design and operating results.(7) BTL-2 Understanding
(b) Describe with help of examples of narrate but also from
those of other engineers. (6)
6 Express in detail about engineers as responsible BTL-2 Creating
experimenters.(13)
7 (a) Discuss in detail about balanced outlook on law. (7) BTL-2 Analyzing
(b) Express in detail about industrial standards. (6)
8 Illustrate in detail about engineering as experimentation.(13) BTL-3 Applying
9
(a) Demonstrate the various problems of law in Engineering.
BTL-3 Applying
(7)
10 (b) Show what
(a) Analyze is meant
what byof
are code conscientiousness.
ethics. (7) (6)
BTL-4 Analysing
(b) Explain what is regulated society. (6)
11
(a) Point-out the proper role of law of engineering. (7)
BTL-4 Analysing
(b) Analyze Moral responsibility. (6)
12
(a) Explain limitations of code of ethics. (7)
BTL-4 Analysing
(b) Analyze objections of code of ethics.(6)
13
(a) Assess how Engineering societies can promote ethics. (7)
BTL-5 Evaluating
(b) Evaluate the General responsibilities of moral engineers.
(6)
14
(a) Prepare industrial standards. (7)
BTL-6 Creating
(b) Develop the purpose of industrial standards.(6)
PARTC

1 Illustrate why it is not sufficient for engineers to rely on


BTL-6 Creating
hand books alone.
2 "Engineering as experimentation plays a vital role in the
design process" - Discuss with suitable example. BTL-5 Evaluating

3 Comment on the following: "A code only sets the limits


beyond which behaviour will be condemned and moral level BTL-6 Creating
is not high when all or most of those who live under it
always act within a hairline of those limits. BTL-4
4 Examine the importance of balance outlook on law
BTL-5 Evaluating
through a case study.
UNIT IV
SYLLABUS

SAFETY, RESPONSIBILITIES AND RIGHTS


Safety and Risk – Assessment of Safety and Risk – Risk Benefit Analysis and Reducing Risk -
Respect for Authority – Collective Bargaining – Confidentiality – Conflicts of Interest –
Occupational Crime – Professional Rights – Employee Rights – Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) –
Discrimination.
PARTA

1 Classify the conflict of interest. Give example. BTL-3 Applying


2 Compare the term authority and power. BTL-5 Evaluating
3 Generalize the employees rights Creating
BTL-6
4 BTL-2 Analyzing
Summarize significance of Event Tree Analysis.
5 Differentiate between Risk analysis and Risk benefit BTL-2 Remembering
analysis.
6 List the guidelines to reach an agreement BTL-1 Remembering
7 State the specific right. BTL-1 Remembering
8 List out few steps to reduce risks. BTL-2 Applying
9 Express the term Liability. BTL-2 Remembering
10 Summarize the term Safe Exit. BTL-5 Evaluating
11 Point out the causal responsibility Analysing
BTL-4
12 Point out the intellectual property right. BTL-4 Analysing
13 BTL-1 Remembering
Define Risk Collegiality
14 Define disaster loyalty. BTL-1 Remembering
15 BTL-6 Creating
Design the assessment curve on safety and risk
16 List the significance of Scenario Analysis. BTL-1 Remembering
17 Illustrate the disadvantages of collective bargaining? BTL-3 Applying
18 Show the types of occupational crime. BTL-3 Applying
19 Define FMEA BTL-1 Remembering
20 Classify the collective bargaining. BTL-4 Analysing
PARTB
1 a. List out the main elements of IPR. Give examples of
BTL-1 Remembering
Discrimination. (7)
b. Describe the necessity of Risk Benefit Analysis. (6)
2 a. Write short notes on Occupational crime. (7)
b. Tabulate the difference between employee rights and BTL-1 Remembering
professional rights. (6)
3 a. Discuss the significance of Intellectual Property rights. (7) b. b.
b. Discuss the legislation covering IPR in India. (6) BTL-2 Evaluating
4 a. Write a short note Risk Benefit analysis and its
importance. (7) BTL-1 Remembering
b. Why RBA is conducted and the limitation of RBA. (6)
5 a. Define the term Risk and Safety. How we an engineer
assess the safety. (7 ) BTL-1 Remembering
b. List out the factors that affect risk acceptability. Where
is the use of knowledge of risk acceptance to engineer. (6)
6 Discuss the features, guideline and procedures of whistle
blowing . BTL-2 Understanding
7 a. Discuss Event Tree analysis. (7)
b. Discuss some practical example of risk analysis.(6) BTL-2 Applying

8 Explain the concept of liability with suitable


example. BTL-4 Analysing

9 Explain the concept of Confidentiality in detail. BTL-4 Analyzing


10 a. Explain in detail the types of conflicts of interests. (7)
b. Explain in detail the different ways to avoid conflicts of BTL-3 Applying
interests.(6)
11 a. Classify and Discuss about the respect for authority. (7) BTL-3 Applying
b. Summarize the term Collegiality & Loyalty. (6) BTL-5 Evaluating

12 a. Explain RBA. How will you reduce Risk? (7) BTL-3 Applying
b. Conduct Fault Tree Analysis for the Water System. (6) BTL-6 Creating
13 a. Develop an idea about an engineer act to safeguard the
public from risk. (7) BTL-6 Creating
b. Decide the criteria which helps to ensure a safety design. BTL-5 Evaluating
(6)
14
a. Explain Chernobyl Case. (7) BTL-4
Analysing
b.Explain three Mile Island case.(6) BTL-4
PARTC
1 Discuss the notion of safety exit using evacuation plans for
communities near nuclear power plant. BTL-5 Evaluating
2 Compare "Fault tree analysis" and "Event tree analysis".
Illustrate with suitable example how safety analysis of a BTL-5 Evaluating
system can be done with a fault tree.
3 Illustrate with example how IPR provides security to
manufacturing and selling of a product. BTL-6 Creating

4 Illustrate by example how discrimination affects various


fields in an establishment. BTL-6 Creating

UNIT V
SYLLABUS

GLOBAL ISSUES
Multinational Corporations – Environmental Ethics – Computer Ethics – Weapons Development –
Engineers as Managers – Consulting Engineers – Engineers as Expert Witnesses and Advisors –
Moral Leadership –Code of Conduct – Corporate Social Responsibility.
PARTA
1 Generalize the term Professional obligations. BTL-6 Creating
2 Show some Value guided advocates. BTL-3 Applying
3 BTL-2 Remembering
List out some Value-Neutral Analysts.
4 Generalize the term Conflict resolution. BTL-6 Creating
5 Select some Global cyber business. BTL-5 Evaluating
6 BTL-4 Analysing
Point out the water balances
7 BTL-1 Remembering
List out problems of Defense industry.
8 Classify few global issues. BTL-3 Applying
9 BTL-2 Remembering
Express the term acid rain.
10 Define Globalization BTL-1 Remembering
11 Differentiate Privacy and Anonymity. BTL-4 Analysing
12 Evaluating
Summarize computer crime. BTL-5
13 List out some Ethical climate BTL-2 Creating
14 Point out special features of an ethical corporate climate. BTL-4 Analysing
15 Define environmental ethics BTL-1 Remembering

16 Define hackers BTL-1 Remembering


17 Express the term corporate responsibility Evaluating
BTL-2
18 Remembering
Name some social responsibility BTL-1
19 Define Code of conduct. BTL-1 Remembering
20 Point out moral leadership BTL-4 Analysing
PARTB
1 a. Describe the three versions of Relativism. (7)
BTL-1 Remembering
b. List out the various advantages and disadvantages
of MNCs. (6)
2 a. Describe in details about Environmental Ethics. (7)
BTL-1 Remembering
b. Describe in details about Code of Conduct. (6)
3 a. Describe in details about Corporate Responsibility. (7)
BTL-1 Remembering
b. Describe in details about the Global issue of Weapons
development. (6)
4 a. Describe in detail about the Principles of conflict
Resolution. (7) BTL-1 Remembering
b. Identify the characteristic features of human-centred
environmental ethics. (6)
5 a. List any ten International rights suggested by Donaldson.
(7) BTL-2 Understanding
b. Summarize the role of Martin Marietta
Corporation of US in the promotion of Ethical
climate. (6)

6 a. Mention the statements of Milton Friedman about the


social responsibility movement of engineers as BTL-2
professional managers. (7) Understanding
b. List the ideals of voluntary service in engineering
profession. (6)
7 a. Describe the significance of the concept of Computer
Ethics. (7)
BTL-2 Understanding
b. Discuss in details about Moral Leadership. (6)
8 BTL-3 Applying
Classify the Management of conflicts in detail.
9
Explain the Bhopal Plant Case and its reasons BTL-4
BTL-4 Analysing
10 a. Explain how should engineers act as managers and its
importance. (7)
b. Explain how should engineers act as consultants and its BTL-4 Remembering
importance. (6)

11 a. Explain how should engineers act as leaders and its BTL-4 Analyzing
importance. (7)
b. Enumerate the code of ethics of engineers.(6) BTL-3 Applying

12 Explain the various Global Issues. Analysing


BTL-4

13 BTL-5 Evaluating
Summarize the IEEE Code of Ethics.
14 a. Prepare a comparison on an engineer act as manager and
BTL-6 Creating
Consultant in detail. (7)
b. Prepare a comparison on an engineer act as leader and
Innovator. (6)
PARTC

1 Discuss on Engineer's involvement in weapon's development


and analyze the problems faced by the defence industry. BTL-5 Evaluating
2 Examine the dynamic nature of an Engineer's managerial
BTL-5 Evaluating
role with suitable example.
3
Illustrate the importance of code of conduct in current BTL-6 Creating
scenario.
4 " Corporate Social Responsibility is essential for Integrated
BTL-5 Evaluating
Social Growth." - Justify the statement.