2021 Engineering Ethics I

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Graduate major in Technology and Innovation Management
Nakamura Masayoshi 
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Course description and aims

Ethics in Engineering Pracice and Reseach
Engineers encounte difficult ethical problems in their practice and in reseach. Each enngineers have responsibilities to do best practice in their proffesional regions.
Our Society is based on Mutual Reliabilities of each Engineer's best practce.

Student learning outcomes

1.Answers with sufficient resposibirity on Engneering Ethics,Accountability,and Dillemma on Engineering
2.Undestandings on,Risk Analysis,and Risk Communication

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
Research & Development in the Chemical Company: Researcher 10years, Reseach Manager 10years, Directer 10 years
Manager of the Chemical Company 6 years


Ethical Consepts ,Accountability,Whistle Blowing,Professional Behavior,Dillemma on Engineering

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
Philosophy of Professional engineer

Class flow

1. Lecture and Discussions
2.Two-way Communication

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 What is the Engineer Ethics?  Recognition of the engineer Ethics Dilemma of the Engineer
Class 2 Responsibility of Engineer in the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Risk Management & Decision Making in the Fukushima Nuclear Accident
Class 3 Accountability of a Nuclear power plant & Radiation problem Accountability of Professional Engineer
Class 4 Social Responsibility of the expert in the COVID-19 Issues Accountability of Professional Engineer Role of Professional Engineer in the COVID-19
Class 5 Research Ethics of STAP Cell Issues Research Ethics Important Role of Leader
Class 6 Research Ethics at the case of STAP Cell  Engineer vs Manager  Accident of Space Shattle City Cope Role &Responsibility of engineer and Manager
Class 7 Engineer vs Manager   Management of Technology in Reseach and Development Responsibility of the leader in Research and Development

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Masayoshi Nakamura "Engineering Ethics and Risk Management" Ohmsha,2012

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Masayoshi Nakamura "Aconcept and Practices on Safty Engineering" ,Ohmsha ,2013

Assessment criteria and methods

Report on Professhional enngineering
Short report in each Lessons

Related courses

  • Engineering Ethics Ⅱ

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

1.Engineer’s Experiennce is desirable.
2.Judge and Action with a comparison between risk and benefit
2.Plan to have Engineering Etics Ⅱ

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