This resource developed by the NSPE includes the organization's professional code of ethics, case summaries brought before the Ethical Review Board, and links to other ethics-related resources developed by NSPE.
Codes from the Codes of Ethics Online Collection, maintained by the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions.
Anthologies and Introductory Books on Engineering Ethics
Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases by Charles Harris, Michael Pritchard, and Michael Rabins
This is an extremely good text for beginning readings and cases. Includes a large number of case studies and sections on engineers in organizations, environmental ethics, international issues, risk and liability in engineering, and wider social issues connected with engineering.
Introduction to Engineering Ethics by Roland Schinzinger and Mike W. Martin
Call Number: CSEP.TA157.S3822000
Introductory text including a handful of case studies, an introduction to moral reasoning and ethical theories, and short sections on environmental ethics, weapons development, workplace responsibilities and rights, and global issues.
Ethical Issues in Engineering by Deborah Johnson
Call Number: CSEP.TA157.E831991
This anthology includes a number of readings divided in sections such as the"engineer's responsibility to society" and "obligations of loyalty to employer." Each section is accompanied by a number of related case studies.
Thinking Like an Engineer by Michael Davis
Call Number: CSEP.TA157.D321998
This book asks two main questions. What is engineering? and, What ethical principles should guide engineers? The books examines the profession of engineering, the role a code of ethics plays in the profession, professional autonomy, and ways to approach an ethical issue. Davis also examines the Challenger space shuttle disaster, and the dual roles engineers often hold in an organization.
Hold Paramount: the engineer's responsibility to society by Alastair S. Gunn and P. Aarne Vesilind.
Call Number: CSEP.TA157.G872003
Written in the form of a novel, this book examines a different area of engineering ethics in each chapter, and includes side boxes that discuss the issues encountered by characters in more detail.
Engineering and Environmental Ethics: A case study approach by John R. Wilcox and Louis Theodore.
Call Number: CSEP.TD153.E541998
This book is a collection of around 100 case studies and commentaries on on environmental ethical issues that frequently arise in engineering practice.
Social, Ethical, and Policy Implications of Engineering by Joseph R. Herkert
Call Number: CSEP.TA157.S6282000
This anthology includes a number of seminal readings and case studies about a wide variety of issues in engineering, including conflict of interest, risk and product liability, engineering in a global context, and ethics and technology.
Published by the National Academy of Engineering, this journal often features articles dealing with the responsible practice of engineering and current case studies, such issues raised by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Print edition available at CSEP Library.
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Published by the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, this magazine examines the impact of technology on society, the impact of society on the engineering profession, and responsibilities of engineers to the profession and the public.
This journal features articles looking at ethical issues of direct concern to scientists and engineers. Includes issues involved in professional practice, education, and research. Print edition available at CSEP Library.
This series of booklets introduces readers to some of the main issues in professional ethics, including conflict of interest, whistleblowing, issues of loyalty to employers and clients, and technology assessment. Booklets focus on engineering.
An incredible collection of resources on ethics in science and engineering. Includes thousands of case studies, articles and other materials on issues such as professionalism, public safety, whistleblowing, etc.
A collection of materials on whistlebllowing in engineering from EthicsCORE.
The following is a list of all electronic resources that are relevant to engineering ethics.
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Sponsored in part by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, this program allows engineering students entering their final year of undergraduate studies are selected to conduct research on a public policy issue for 10 weeks during the summer in Washington, D.C.