Presentation on theme: "CE 480 30 August 2011 Last week: why you are studying ethics in this class – we want this to be the best 1 unit class you have at WSU fundamental canons."— Presentation transcript:
CE 480 30 August 2011 Last week: why you are studying ethics in this class – we want this to be the best 1 unit class you have at WSU fundamental canons for the engineering profession hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public work only in your area of competence your public statements are objective and truthful you are a faithful agent for your employer and clients went over syllabus – any questions? NSPE Code of Ethics – you all read it !!!!!! – provides a frame of reference for ethical judgment and spells out the ways in which moral and ethical principles apply to professional practice today – pass in a sheet with your team names (or your name if you have not formed a team) and list the top 3 choices of case studies for oral presentation Challenger case study by GHM 6 and 13 September – read the synopsis on the website first essay due on 20 September on one of presentations 1-4
video today engineers work with technology engineers are trained to identify and assess alternatives nearly all engineers are employees, so making the “right” decision can cost you your job as you watch the video look for the ethical issues how do those issues interact with other considerations how is the problem solved is this the only solution for the video, the NSPE Code says: tell the truth protect the public be a loyal employee ethical obligations are sometimes in conflict with organizational and personal goals
tell the truth: engineers shall be objective and truthful in professional reports, statements and testimony engineers shall include all relevant and pertinent information is the engineer in a different position than the land developer because he is an engineer?? protect the public engineers shall hold paramount the health, safety and welfare of the public the head engineer asks this, but his answer is narrow be a loyal employee engineers shall act in professional matters for each employer or client as faithful agents obligations to employer and public are sometimes in conflict going to higher management bypassing the management structure – is this a form of disloyalty Do you agree that Duffy/PorterRodman should be excused from meetings its obligation to report the additional wells?