Courses Catalogue

Engineering Laws And Ethics

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

Course Description

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 enable the student’s, learn various laws, codes, ethics and standards in the practice of the engineering profession.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

1.      Outline the various laws, codes, ethics and standards in the practice of the engineering profession.

2.      Explain themoral issues and decisions confronting individuals and organizations involved in engineering.

3.      Discuss the confrontability of  individuals and organizations

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student completing the course is expected to:

1.      Describe the legal environment within which an Engineer operates.

2.      Explain the role of engineering professional societies.

3.      Illustrate awareness of ethics within engineering practices.

4.      Give contemporary issues regarding the Engineering profession.

5.      Explain the moral issues and decisions confronting individuals and organizations involved in engineering.