One of the most interesting and challenging areas of moral reasoning is deciding where to draw the line between what is permissible and impermissible. The discussion becomes more interesting when we accept that there is sometimes no distinct line between the two. Rather than a choice of black or white, many times the answer is a shade of gray.
While it may be interesting material for discussion, this type of ethical decision is often reality for professional engineers. It has been said that often the first ethical choice a young engineer may face on his job is the decision whether it is acceptable and proper to accept a gift from a supplier who is courting his favor. How can a professional engineer efficiently judge right and wrong when it comes to acceptance of gifts and amenities from suppliers or others?
The course discusses the ethical side of such situations and presents several methods that you can use as a part your process to make ethical choices. You will be challenged to work through a series of situations and then to use these scenarios to understand the range of situations from right to wrong.
To receive PDH credit for this course, the student must pass a multiple choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- The concept of bribery and how this applies to the acceptance of gifts
- The method of casuistry including paradigm and problematic cases
- The continuum of situations and how this can help decide ethical dilemmas
- Samples of ethical policies from several companies
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This course requires the use of your computer to view the course material. For your convenience, a printed copy of the course in the traditional printed fashion will be available for download at the end of the presentation.
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Once you purchase the course, you will be given a special web address that you will use to view the course. The course will contain review questions to test your knowledge of the material presented. At the end of the presentation, you will be prompted to log in to your PDHengineer account to take a multiple choice quiz. Passing this quiz with a score of 70% or higher is required to earn PDH credit.