Engineers use their knowledge and skills for community’s benefit to create engineering solutions for a sustainable future
Engineers use their knowledge and skills for community’s benefit to create engineering solutions for a sustainable future. In doing so, they must strive to serve the community ahead of other personal or sectional interests. Nevertheless, there have been several instances of engineering practice where actions of engineers or engineering companies, did not meet the professional conduct and the standard required of them.
In this assignment, you need to select ONE such case from a published source and write a case study report. You need to describe the facts of the case and the follow-up actions, in your own words. In light of the Code of Ethics of Engineers Australia, and that of ONE other professional body (examples on VU Collaborate support links), you have to indicate in your report the particular clause(s) of the Codes of Ethics that was possibly breached, and justify your claims. Also, provide suggestions as to how a repeat of this type of incident could be avoided.
When looking for study cases, keep attention to important ethical concepts, such as rights and obligations; conflict of interest; professionalism and mentoring; confidentiality; whistleblowing; bribery, fraud, and corruption; and ethical communication with the public in a social media world.
In this assignment, the key deliverable is the individual case study report. Other’s work and resources must be acknowledged and cited if referred to. Collusion and plagiarism will be severely punished.
The word length is 1000 words, not including references, tables, abstract, and texts quoted from other sources. References must follow the IEEE referencing style. Provide in-text references for every source of information and a reference list at the end of your report.
It must be submitted in hard copy format, font size 12, line spacing 1.5, including a signed cover page. The following marking scheme will be used when assessing your case study reports: