Engineering ethics education as a bridge from technology to society: The US experience

J. R. Herkert

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Abstract

The importance of engineering ethics as a part of engineering curricula to bridge the gap between technology and society is discussed. A lot of attempts are made in the US to foster engineering ethics education. Emphasis is given to broaden the engineering ethics so as to include the ethical implications of public policy issues of relevance to engineering like risk, product liability, sustainable development, globalization, health care and information technology. Case methods have become the most popular tool employed for teaching these ethics. The growth of the World Wide Web (WWW) is also being used to disseminate informations regarding engineering ethics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Symposium on Technology and Society
Pages29-32
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society - Rome, Italy
Duration: Sep 6 2000Sep 8 2000

Other

OtherIEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period9/6/009/8/00

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Herkert, J. R. (2000). Engineering ethics education as a bridge from technology to society: The US experience. In International Symposium on Technology and Society (pp. 29-32)