Responsibility in Engineering

Responsibility in Engineering

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  1. Discuss some ethical issues faced in engineering design. Provide some examples from our text book and/or the internet and present ideas to resolve those issues. (write at least 3 paragraphs)
  2. Research the case studies of space shuttle incidents of the Challenger” in 1986 and “Columbia” in 2003. Answer the following questions: (Use the template: Evaluation of Case Study)
    • What are the factors that contributed to each incident?
    • What were the similarities between the two cases? Do they reveal any common ethical issues?
    • Discuss the concept of blame responsibility and causation in relation to these incidents.
Question 1:
Demonstrates knowledge of principles/code of professional ethics 20
Establishes an understanding of ethical issues involved in engineering design 10
Clearly presents well-reasoned ideas and concepts to resolve the issues 10
Question 2:
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Clearly presents well-reasoned ideas and concepts to resolve the issues 10
Independently identifies or acquires additional knowledge and data needed for solving an open-ended problem or case study Excellent Competent Needs Improvement
Determines what knowledge is needed and obtains the information relevant to solving problem independently. Determines what knowledge is needed to solve problem but needs help obtaining it. Needs help identifying and obtaining the knowledge needed to solve the problem.
20 12 5
Provides a well written report (Use submission template and include citation of source if applicable) 10

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