Course Number: LAW-004
Course Field: Laws & Ethics
PDH Credits: 1

Course Overview

This course discusses three case studies in engineering ethics. The first case study examines the Piper Alpha disaster, which resulted from a culture of complacency and disregard for safety that pervaded Occidental Petroleum. The second case study highlights the importance of ethical behavior in engineering, emphasizing the need for engineers to navigate challenging situations in a responsible and ethical manner. The third case study discusses the contamination of a small town's water supply due to a nearby chemical plant's toxic waste. This course emphasizes the importance of engineers prioritizing the public's health, safety, and welfare, and the need for them to uphold the highest ethical standards in their work.

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