Engineering Ethics: Guidance on Sustainability

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This course is designed to introduce engineers whose work deals with issues of sustainability to ethical considerations and the IEEE Code of Ethics. Dr. Starrett defines sustainable engineering as the process of using energy and resources at a rate that does not compromise the natural environment, or the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. He reviews two codes of ethics (the IEEE Code of Ethics and the ASCE Code of Ethics) that can provide guidance for engineers faced with ethical dilemmas in this area.


Steve Starrett

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Steve Starrett is an Associate Professor of Water Engineering at Kansas State University where he has taught courses in engineering ethics for over ten years. He is a member (and past chair) of the Committee on Licensure and Ethics for the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE). Dr. Starrett served as a Technical Chair for the Environmental and Water Resources Institute 2009 Congress.  Dr. Starrett is the principal and owner of Starrett Engineering, LLC and a licensed Professional Engineer in four states.

Publication Year: 2012

ISBN: 978-1-4673-0632-4

Engineering Ethics: Guidance on Sustainability
  • Course Provider: Educational Activities
  • Course Number: EDP279
  • Duration (Hours): 1
  • Credits: 0.1 CEU/ 1 PDH