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Managing Engineering and Technology

Fifth Edition
Morse and Babcock

Engineering Ethics
Chapter 16

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Chapter Objectives
Explain the importance of ethics in
engineering
Describe what is meant by whistle-blowing
Describe the need for ethics in
construction
Describe situations where conflict of
interest may arise
Apply Guidelines for Facilitating Solutions
to Ethical Dilemmas
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PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND


CONDUCT
Values drive our behavior
Ethical standards within the
engineering community

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Engineering Ethics
Core Concepts
Public interest
Qualities of truth, honesty, and
fairness
Professional performance
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Ethical Problems in Consulting


and Construction
Political contributions
Distribution of public services
Construction safety
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Construction-Hyatt Regency

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Ethical Problems
Industrial Practice
Enviromental
Conflict of interest
Gifts
Moonlighting (Dual Work)
Inside Information
Post-employment limitations
Whistle-blowing
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Boeing-Whistle Blowing

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Challenger disaster

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Ethical Dilemmas Guidelines in


Professional Practice - NINE
1. Determine the facts in the situation
2. Define the Stakeholders - those with
a vested interest in the outcome
3. Assess the motivations of the
Stakeholders
4. Formulate alternative solutions
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Guidelines, cont.
5. Evaluate proposed alternatives
6. Seek additional assistance, as
appropriate
7. Select the best course of action
8. Implement the selected solution
9. Monitor and assess the outcome
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Nine Basic Steps to Personal


Ethical Decision Making - NINE
Practice ethical behavior actively
Beware of "new ethics" programs
Define the ethical problem when it
arises
Formulate alternatives
Evaluate the alternatives
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Nine Steps, cont.

Seek additional assistance


Choose best ethical alternative
Implement the best alternative
Monitor and assess the outcome

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