This is a self-standing, two-hour course that focuses on applied ethics for engineers. More than focusing on philosophical ethics or normative theory, it discusses ethical decision-making as well as four cases to help you understand and apply the NSPE Code of Ethics. After giving an overview of the DASDA method of ethical decision-making, the case studies are analyzed.
Although this course shares similarities with Applied Ethics for Engineers Part I and Part II, it can be taken independently of them. Some material on the nature of codes, engineering ethics, and ethical theory has been assimilated into this course. However, the courses are significantly different in the case studies chosen to illustrate the ethical theories.