Rose-Hulman ME 470 - Ethics Case Study (4 pages)

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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
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Me 470 - Capstone design I

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ME 470 Ethics Case Study 120 points Draft Due Wednesday 28 Sep 2011 Final Submission to ANGEL Wednesday 12 Oct 2011 Relevance In engineering practice you will encounter situations that demand you to make decisions with ethical dimensions Many times these situations are encountered in the design stages Example Shipping crate determination of velocity and acceleration from position data Benefit to Student Practice with case studies helps develop awareness identifies resources and clarifies possible actions Rose Hulman requires that graduates demonstrate an understanding of ethics as applied to their disciplines The institutional requirements are shown below RH 5 ETHICS REQUIRES THE USE OF APPROPRIATE MORAL THEORIES ETHICAL PRINCIPLES OR PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS TO WEIGH ALTERNATIVES AND DETERMINE A PROPER PROFESSIONAL COURSE OF ACTION Criterion A1 Explain important ethical obligations associated with your discipline Primary Traits A passing submission for this criterion must 1 Explain at least one major ethical obligation 2 Explain how the obligation applies to professional action 3 Use a systematic argument to support the application 4 Give several specific examples of professional activities where the ethical obligation applies Criterion B1 Apply a systematic ethical framework to an ethical issue or situation in a disciplinary context Primary Traits A passing submission for this criterion must 1 Clearly explain the issue or situation to be analyzed 2 Show which professional duties apply to the issue or situation by citing a relevant code of ethics 3 Resolve any conflicts among the applicable duties through a reasoned analysis 4 Show how an appropriate stance on the issue or situation follows from the analysis Criterion C1 Analyze a complex situation involving multiple conflicting ethical interests or principles to support an appropriate course of action Primary Traits A passing submission for this criterion must 1 Clearly explain the facts relevant to an ethical



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