NSF Engineering Ethics Project NSF Engineering Ethics Project

Ethics in Engineering

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This website presents ethics learning materials developed as part of a three-year research project sponsored by the National Science Foundation.  The project has to do with helping graduate students of all backgrounds and in all engineering disciplines learn about the basic ethical principles, rules, and obligations associated with engineering practice in the United States.


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Engineering Ethics 0800 is a free online course specially designed for the international graduate student in engineering.
The heart of the instruction is an online 8-hour professional development course, Engineering Ethics 0800.  This course is FREE!  You may take it as part of our research without cost or obligation. The instruction is fully web-based and allows you to complete the training at your own pace and in an environment of your choosing. To log in to the course website, click here.


The educational materials on this website apply to both domestic and international engineering graduate students. However, the materials have been specially designed to be sensitive to the needs of the international graduate student. Forty percent of international engineering students remain in the United States and are employed in some facet of engineering research and practice.  These international graduate students face acculturation challenges that domestic students do not encounter, making them a natural audience for focused instruction.

The public pages of this website (where you are now) tell about the research project, about the research team, and about the instructional modules we have designed for this course.  For those who wish to know more, we also include research publications from this project, and information about how to contact us.

Please feel free to browse the public pages, or, you may click here to proceed to the Engineering Ethics 0800 course.

NOTE: The ethics instructional materials on this website are under development by an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Texas Tech University, Baylor University, the University of Texas at Austin, and the National Institute for Engineering Ethics.  This research is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0629344. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the respective universities. All materials used in these modules are used with permission or pursuant to the fair use provisions of Section 107 of Title 17, the United States Copyright law. Further uses may be subject to the copyright law.  Instructional materials may be used for non-profit educational purposes if given the customary attribution and notification is sent to the director at william.d.lawson@ttu.edu. Commercial use is prohibited.

DISCLAIMER: This site may contain information regarding institutional policies, regulations and rules at Texas Tech University, Baylor University, and the University of Texas at Austin. To the extent of any conflict between the information on this website and the actual policy, regulation or rule of these institutions, the actual policy, rule or regulation governs.