PHIL 315/GENE 412 Winter 2023

PHIL 315/GENE 412, Ethics and Engineering, Winter 2023, cracked pavement with a bandaid over it


This course offers an analysis, from the standpoint of professional ethics, of moral and legal issues which are important and relevant to engineers, and to those in similar fields (such as software and computer science).

These issues include the social responsibility of engineers; conflicts of interest; intellectual property issues; codes of conduct; corporate responsibility and governance; the ethics of whistle-blowing; environmental- and stakeholder impact issues; end-user safety- and privacy issues; morally acceptable levels of risk; and the moral- and social implications of technological development in all its forms.

Brian Orend
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