Industrial Engineering

Engineering Ethics(CNT363)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
CNT363 Engineering Ethics 5 2 0 0 2 2
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Type Elective
Course Level Bachelor Degree
Course Instructor(s) Selami Atakan ALTINÖRS (Email)
Objective The objective of this course is to introduce the students to the normative theories of ethics and to discuss the fundamental concepts and problems of the engineering ethics.
Content Engineering ethics, professional ethics, moral reasoning, responsibility in engineering, how to frame moral problems, solving moral dilemmas, the social and moral dimension of technology, safety and reliability, risk taking in engineering, engineers and the environment, global problems.
Course Learning Outcomes Students in this course will learn how to make moral decisions by taking into account professional codes of engineering ethics and by applying normative ethical theories. They will discover what kind of attitude they should have in facing ethical dilemmas, how to solve them and what types of conduct can be considered as morally wrong. They will reflect on the moral dimensions of the task of building a good life based on technology.
Teaching and Learning Methods Reading and discussing teoretical texts and case studies.
References Roland Schinzinger and Mike W. Martin, Introduction to Engineering Ethics, Mc Graw Hill, 2000.
Charles E. Harris, Michael S. Pritchard, Micheal J. Rabbins, Engineering Ethics, Wadsworth, 2009.
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Theory Topics
Week Weekly Contents
1 Engineering and mora complexity
2 Utilitarianism
3 Respect for Human Beings
4 Rights Theory
5 Virtue ethics
6 Professions and codes of ethics
7 Engineering as social experimentation
8 Moral autonomy and accountability
9 Committment to safety
10 Work place Responsibilities and rights
11 Whistleblowing and Loyalty
12 Global Issues
13 Environmental ethics
14 Review
Practice Topics
Week Weekly Contents
Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade 1 50
Contribution of final exam to overall grade 1 50
Toplam 2 100
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 10 50
Presentation 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 40
Project 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Other Applications 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0
Reports 0 0
Learning Diary 10 50
Thesis/ Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Other 0 0
Toplam 21 140
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Knowledge and understanding of a wide range of basic sciences (math, physics, ...) and the main concepts of engineering
2 Ability to combine the knowledge and skills to solve engineering problems and provide reliable solutions X
3 Ability to select and apply methods of analysis and modeling to ask, reformulate and solve the complex problems of industrial engineering
4 Ability to conceptualize complex systems, processes or products under practical constraints to improve their performance, ability to use innovative methods of design
5 Ability to design, select and apply methods and tools needed to solve problems related to the practice of industrial engineering, ability to use computer technology
6 Ability to design experiments, collect and interpret data and analyze results
7 Ability to work independently, ability to participate in working groups and have a multidisciplinary team spirit
8 Ability to communicate effectively, ability to speak at least two foreign languages X
9 Awareness of the need for continuous improvement of lifelong learning, ability to keep abreast of scientific and technological developments to use the tools of information management X
10 Awareness of professional and ethical responsibility X
11 Knowledge of the concepts of professional life as "project management", "risk management" and "management of change" X
12 Knowledge on entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability
13 Understanding of the effects of Industrial Engineering applications on global and social health, environment and safety. X
14 Knowledge of the problems of contemporary society X
15 Knowledge of the legal implications of the practice of industrial engineering
Activities Number Period Total Workload
Class Hours 15 2 30
Working Hours out of Class 15 1 15
Assignments 0 0 0
Presentation 0 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 2 2
Project 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Other Applications 0 0 0
Final Examinations (including preparation) 1 0 0
Quiz 0 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0 0
Reports 0 0 0
Learning Diary 0 10 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
Total Workload 47
Total Workload / 25 1,88
Credits ECTS 2
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