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  • Guest editors' introduction - Engineering ethics: continuing and emerging issues. II. Education

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):4 - 5
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  • Is engineering ethics optional?

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):6 - 12
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    As engineering work becomes more complex, an understanding of engineering ethics becomes as important to the proper education of engineers as their knowledge of differential equations. In the engineering world of the future, a sound understanding of the theoretical and practical sides of engineering ethics will be as necessary to the proper education of engineers as a knowledge of differential equ... View full abstract»

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  • Using history and sociology to teach engineering ethics

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):13 - 20
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    An overview is given of the academic discipline of engineering ethics in the United States, describing how the subject has been taught in the US, and suggesting a new method that uses the history and sociology of science and technology to teach ethical issues in engineering. Traditionally, engineering ethicists have focussed on accidents to analyze both ethical conduct and social implications of e... View full abstract»

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  • Turning students into ethical professionals

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):21 - 27
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    At the engineering school of the University of Virginia, a primary responsibility is turning students into ethical professionals, Three Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Engineering Criteria (EC 2000 outcomes are a primary focus of this effort. The three relevant ABET EC 2000 outcomes are: "f", which requires students to demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethi... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching engineering ethics to non-engineering students

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):28 - 33
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    Because engineering decisions regarding infrastructure and consumer products affect everyone, students enrolled in non-engineering curricula can also benefit from examining issues of engineering ethics. The article explores methodologies and topics for acquainting non-engineering students with engineering ethics, including a short background of a professional ethics course. View full abstract»

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  • The victorian internet [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):34 - 36
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  • Author Index

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 37
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  • Subject Index

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):37 - 39
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The following topics describe the scope of IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (IEEE SSIT) and of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine : Health and safety implications of technology, Engineering ethics and professional responsibility, Engineering education in social implications of technology, History of electrotechnology, Technical expertise and public policy, Social issues related to energy, Social issues related to information technology, Social issues related to telecommunications, Systems analysis in public policy decisions, Economic issues related to technology, Peace technology, and Environmental implications of technology. Beyond these specific topics, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine  is concerned with the broad area of the social implications of technology, especially electrotechnology.

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