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Pick any three (3) cases and write a brief (~400 words per case) response explaining what actions you would
recommend for each case. Your response must include four (4) parts with the following sections with these section
headings.

Part 1: Discuss any two applicable major ethical theories which provide ethical guidance for this case.
Required theories to pick from include utilitarianism, libertarianism, deontologicalism, rights,
divine command, golden rule, or virtue ethics.

Part 2: Discuss any two sections of the National Society of Professional Engineer?s Code of Ethics
which provide ethical guidance for this case. https://www.nspe.org/resources/ethics/code-ethics

Part 3: Discuss any two sections of either an MTS or an IBM (pick one) employee ethical conduct
contract which provide ethical guidance for this case. Assume every case involves whichever
company you choose (IBM or MTS), and their associated contract provided on D2L.

Part 4: Clearly state your recommended plan of action with clear justification using references to your
Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.GENG 101
Homework 10: Engineering Ethics Case Studies Comments for Guidance

Pick any three (3) cases and write a brief (~400 words per case) response explaining what actions you would recommend for each case. Your response must include four (4) parts with the following sections with these section headings.

Part 1: Discuss any two applicable major ethical theories which provide ethical guidance for this case. Required theories to pick from include utilitarianism, libertarianism, deontologicalism, rights, divine command, golden rule, or virtue ethics.

Part 2: Discuss any two sections of the National Society of Professional Engineer?s Code of Ethics
which provide ethical guidance for this case. https://www.nspe.org/resources/ethics/code-ethics

Part 3: Discuss any two sections of either an MTS or an IBM (pick one) employee ethical conduct contract which provide ethical guidance for this case. Assume every case involves whichever company you choose (IBM or MTS), and their associated contract provided on D2L.

Part 4: Clearly state your recommended plan of action with clear justification using references to your Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

Remember that in general the employee ethical conduct contract will be most specific, helpful, and have authority. The professional ethics codes may be vague but have authority over ethical employee contracts in cases of conflict. Ethical theories tend to be least helpful in corporate settings but are the only ethical tool for ethical situations in which employee ethical conduct contract and professional ethics codes are silent.

It is educational to read all these case studies and consider the ethical implications. Some implications are very serious, some are not serious, and some are not clear from the information given. If there was a way to give some credit for reading and pondering each case, I would do so. If you feel that missing information affects your approach, assume whatever you wish but state your assumption(s). This task will not be fun or easy or fast. Sorry about the pain?..

Example

As a young professional engineer, you are asked by a former student (who is now an engineer at a local company) to help her interpret an engineering report regarding part failure submitted by local consulting engineer. You are a little confused because you know that your former student understood that topic very well from your class. After reviewing the report, you conclude it had some serious technical lapses and was written in such a way as to be essentially useless for the company which paid $17k for the services. You feel you should take some action but don?t know the best plan of action. Prepare an appropriate plan of action with rational.

The answer below, with all four parts is 471 words and acceptable.

Part 1: Discuss any two applicable major ethical theories which provide ethical guidance for this case.

Utilitarianism theory suggests the best result for society increases its overall happiness and having an unqualified engineer approve unsafe designs decreases customer?s happiness. Actors and happiness score definitions can be invoked.

And

Libertarianism theory suggests everyone, including companies, have the freedom to do whatever they wish as long as they are not harming others and so even though the unqualified engineer has a right to sell flawed analysis, the company does not have freedom to sell products which cause injury to others.?

Part 2: Discuss any two sections of the National Society of Professional Engineer?s Code of Ethics which provide ethical guidance for this case.

Section I.1: Engineers, in the fulfillment of their professional duties, shall hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public.

And

Section II.2.a: Engineers shall undertake assignments only when qualified by education or experience in the specific technical fields involved.

And

Section II.7: Engineers shall not attempt to injure, maliciously or falsely, directly or indirectly, the professional reputations, prospects, practice or employment of other engineers. Engineers who believe others are guilty of unethical or illegal practice shall present such information to the proper authority for action.

And

Section II.7.a: Engineers in private practice shall not review the work of another engineer of the same client, except with the knowledge of such engineer, unless the connection of such engineer with the work has been terminated.

Part 3: Discuss any two sections of either an MTS or an IBM (pick one) employee ethical conduct contract which provide ethical guidance for this case. Use the contracts provided on D2L. Assume every case involves whichever company you choose (IBM or MTS), and their associated contract provided on D2L.

Assume former student works at MTS so the young professional engineer is under contract to MTS and hence the MTS employee ethical conduct contract is applicable and says:

On p.7 under Ask Questions and Report Concerns, ?We must also report any activity that could damage the Company?s reputation.?

And

On p.8 under Respectful Work Environment that, ??decisions based upon a mutual respect for one another??

And

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