Engineer and Society

Hanyang University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Engineer and Society

  • Host University

    Hanyang University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Engineering Science, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0
  • Overview

    Engineers are expected to deliver technologies to society considering the safety and welfare
    of humankind and the environment. Leadership and professionalism are also expected from
    engineers to provide considerate guidance on technologies. As technological advances
    created by engineers can be both positive and negative in its impacts on society, engineers
    have responsibility and obligation to make ethical decisions for these impacts. While most of
    decisions could be uncomplicated, there are some hard decisions creating internal and
    external ethical conflicts. Engineers could face conflicting ethics obligations to society, clients
    and colleagues, which makes ethical decisions more difficult and complicated. Therefore,
    engineers should be prepared to make difficult and complex ethical decisions, and this
    course focuses on developing knowledge to make ethical decisions and communication skills
    by utilizing real-world case study and exercises which is ethically challenging.