Chapter 1 - Engineering Ethics

Engineering Ethics

Source: Charles B. Fleddermann

This  book is an introductory textbook that explores many of the ethical issues that a practicing engineer might encounter in the course of his or her professional engineering practice. This chapter uses historical examples including the Space Shuttle Challenge Disaster to reflect on ethics in engineering.  After reading this chapter, you will know why it is important to study engineering ethics, understand the distinction between professional and personal ethics, and see how ethical problem solving and engineering design are similar.

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