Engineernig Ethics BENU4583 1-2013/2014

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BENU 4583    
SESSION 2012/2013

Type of Subject : P

1.0          Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the students should be able to:

1.    relate the effect and impact of technology on society, culture and
environment.                                              [PO9, C6]
2.    practise as a responsible professional, abiding to the code of
professional ethics.                                                         [PO6, A5]
3.    communicate effectively and professionally.                          [PO7, A3]
4.    perform duties effectively individually and in a group.                          [PO8, A5]
5.    response critically and handle social, cultural and global issues as
well as environment, occupational health & safety issues.               [PO6, P3]
2.0        Synopsis
This course covers topics on:

Ethics and professionalism, Engineers and society, Professional ethics, Code of ethics, IEM and BEM code of ethics, Rights and Responsibilities of Engineers, Regulation on professional conducts, Engineer as employee/employer, Moral decision making, , Competence of practicing engineering, Honesty and integrity, Engineer Accountability, Ethics practice in occupational safety and health at work; Engineers legal liability, Engineer and environment; Ethics dealing with human, Global and Local Case Studies, Engineers and Technologies Progress, Ethics in Research and Experimentation.

Also included are topics on OBE, OBE Tools, ISO, Career guidance, Job Seeking Strategies, Resume and Cover Letters and Interview Techniques.

3.0      Pre-requisite


4.0    References

[1]    The Institution Of Engineer, Engineering Professionalism  and Ethics, 2009.
[2]    Charles B. Fleddermann, Engineering Ethics, 4th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2011.
[3]    Mike W Martin, Roland Schinzinger, Ethics in Engineering, 2nd Ed, McGraw-Hill, 2009.
[4]    Charles E Harris JR, Michael S Pritchard, Michael J Rabin, Engineering Ethics, 4th Ed, Thomson and Wadsworth, 2009.
[5]    Arazi Idrus, Shaharin A. Sulaiman, Mohd Faris Khamidi, Engineers in Society, McGraw Hill 2010
[6]    Safe Work in 21st Centuries (Educational and Training for the Next Decade Occupational Health and Safety Personnel) National Academy Press, 2006

5.0     Course Implementation

No    Session    Hrs    Freq    Week    Official Contact Hours/ Sem (Hrs)    Self Learning Time/ Session (Hrs)    Self Learning Time/ Sem (Hrs)    Student Learning Time (SLT)/Sem
1    Lecture         
2    Tutorial       
3    Presentation         
4    Industrial Talk         
5    Test 1, 2 and Final Test         
6    Assignment 1         
7    Assignment 2 with report   

(i)    Lectures
3 hours per week for 14 weeks (3 x 14 = 42 hours)
(ii)    Tutorial
1 hour per week for 5 weeks (1 x 5 = 5 hours)
(iii)    Presentation/Case Study/Assignment
1 hour per week for 6 weeks (1 x 6 = 6 hours)
(iv)    Test
1 hour per week for 3 weeks (1 x 3 = 3 hours)

6.0    Assignments

The students are required to do two assignments. Assignment 1 is open to any topic (individual assignment) while Assignment 2 is a case study on local or international issues to be presented in class. It will be based on student centred learning and carried out as a group work.

7.0    Evaluations

    Individual Assessment

    Test 1                                          15%
    Assignment 1                            10%
    Student Journal                       10%
    Test 2                                          15%
    Final Test                                  20%

    Group Assessment

    Assigment 2
    Case Study                               30%

            TOTAL MARKS             100%                    

8.0    Methods of Assessment

Component    Knowledge    Competency    Attitude    Communication     Teamwork     


9.0        Detail Syllabus and Teaching Plan

Week    Session    Contents    References     
1    Lecture (3)      Chapter 1 :  Introduction
Background idea of engineering ethics, differentiating between personal and business ethics, ethics and the law, approaching engineering ethics problems     [1,4,5]     
    Tutorial (1)    Experiential Learning         
2     Lecture (3)
    Chapter 2 : Career Guidance
Job Seeking Strategies, Cover Letter and Resume Writing, Interview Techniques    [1,4,5]     
    Tutorial (1)    Assignment 1 – Resume Writing         
3 & 4    Lecture (6)
     Chapter 3 : Professionalism and Codes of Ethics
Definition of professionalism, understanding engineering as a profession, ethical theories, IEM and BEM code of ethics and Discussion of Case Studies.
Assignment 2    [1,2,3,4,5]     
    Tutorial (2)    Assignment 2 – Case Studies         
5 & 6    Lecture (6)
    Chapter 4 : Ethical Problem – Solving Techniques
Analysis of issues in ethical problems, line drawing, flow charting, learn to handle conflicting problems, application in bribery and accepting gifts situation.    [1,2,3,4,5]     
    Tutorial (2)    Experiential Learning/Test 1         
7 & 8    Lecture (6)    Chapter 5 : Ethics practice in Occupational Safety and Health at Work
Overview of OSH Evolution, typical occupational safety hazards, why OSH to be managed, Accident Causation Theories, Major Industrial Accidents – Lesson Learnt, Introduction to Legislative system – OSH Act 1994, Regulations under OSH Act 1994, Factory & Machinery Act 1967, Engineering Safety Practices, Mechanical Safety, Electrical Safety, Testing & Commissioning Safety    [5,6]     
    Tutorial (2)    Assignment Presentation         
9        Mid Semester Break         
10 & 11    Lecture (6)        Chapter 6: Rights and Responsibilities of Engineers
Introduction, Professional Responsibilities, Computer Ethics, Professional Rights, Whistle Blowing    [1,2,3,4,5]     
    Tutorial (2)    Assignment Presentation/Test 2         
12 &13     Lecture (6)
    Chapter 7: Honesty and Integrity
Introduction, Truthfulness and Trustworthiness, Research Integrity, Consultation, Expert  Witnesses and Advisers    [1,2,3,4,5]     
    Tutorial (2)    Assignment Presentation         
14    Lecture (3)    Chapter 8: Ethics in Research and Experimentation
Introduction, Ethics and Research, Pathological Science    [1,2,3,4,5]     
    Tutorial (1)    Experiential Learning         
15    Lecture (3)    OBE, OBE Tools, ISO, BEM, IEM, EAC, Washington Accord, Sydney Accord, Dublin Accord    [1, ,5]     
    Tutorial (1)    Final Test          
16        Revision Week         
17,18        Final Examination Week        


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