Proposing a comprehensive knowledge map of engineering ethics for engineering education

W. L. Hong, J. P. Wang, J. Fudano

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Abstract

Engineering has been a preferred discipline in higher education in Asian countries. Approximately 1/4 of students in higher education are studying engineering in Taiwan. In recent years however, several engineering related disasters such as the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster, the sinking of the MV Sewol ferry, and the Kaohsiung Pipeline Explosion, have left a devastating impact on Asian societies. Studying disasters can provide insights to Engineering Ethics, Engineering Ethics can then promote better engineering. This paper is grounded in a collaborative Japanese - Taiwanese effort to provide effective tools for Engineering Ethics education and proposes a conceptual framework for Engineering Ethics in the form of a 4 x 3 dimensional GRID. This GRID is illustrated using the example of the discussion around the Kaohsiung pipeline explosion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 45th SEFI Annual Conference 2017 - Education Excellence for Sustainability, SEFI 2017
EditorsJorge Bernardino, Joao Rocha, Jose Carlos Quadrado
PublisherEuropean Society for Engineering Education (SEFI)
Pages840-847
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789899887572
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event45th Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education, SEFI 2017 - Angra do Heroismo, Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal
Duration: 2017 Sep 182017 Sep 21

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 45th SEFI Annual Conference 2017 - Education Excellence for Sustainability, SEFI 2017

Conference

Conference45th Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education, SEFI 2017
CountryPortugal
CityAngra do Heroismo, Terceira Island, Azores
Period17/9/1817/9/21

Keywords

  • Engineering education
  • Engineering ethics
  • Framework for discussion
  • Knowledge map

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Education

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    Hong, W. L., Wang, J. P., & Fudano, J. (2017). Proposing a comprehensive knowledge map of engineering ethics for engineering education. In J. Bernardino, J. Rocha, & J. C. Quadrado (Eds.), Proceedings of the 45th SEFI Annual Conference 2017 - Education Excellence for Sustainability, SEFI 2017 (pp. 840-847). (Proceedings of the 45th SEFI Annual Conference 2017 - Education Excellence for Sustainability, SEFI 2017). European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI).