Courses Catalogue

Engineering Laws And Ethics

COURSE CODE: CEN4203
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Mechanical Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description


This course deals with the study of various laws, codes, ethics and standards in the practice of

the engineering profession. The course also includes moral issues and decisions confronting individuals and organizations involved in engineering. This subject will focus on the study of the code of ethics, conflict of interest, safety and risk tradeoffs in design, confidentiality, behavior in the work place, intellectual property, patents, trade secrets and contemporary issues in engineering.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

To provide knowledge on ethics and system of moral principles that applies to the practice of

engineering; the obligations by engineers to society, to their clients, and to the profession.

COURSE OBEJECTIVES

 At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  •    Outline the various laws, codes, ethics and standards in the practice of the engineering profession.
  •    Know moral issues and decisions confronting individuals and organizations involved in engineering.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

  •   Describe the legal environment within which an Engineer operates.
  •    Explain the role of professional engineering societies.
  •  Illustrate awareness of ethics within engineering practices.
  •   Give contemporary issues regarding the Engineering profession.
  •    Explain  the  moral  issues  and  decisions  confronting  individuals  and  organizations involved in engineering.