CENG 411

Professional Issues in Computer Engineering

Critical examination of ethical problems associated with computer engineering; discussion of these problems conducted within the framework of classical philosophical ethical theories; legal and quasi-legal (i.e., policy and regulative) issues; topics addressed include the process of ethical decision-making, privacy and confidentiality, computer crime, professional codes and responsibilities, professional practice, system security, impact of computers on society.

Learning Outcomes:

1.To be able to understand ethical issues in information technology.
2.The internalization of general ethical issues.
3.To be able to understand basics of privacy.
4.To be able to understand basics of property rights.

Freedom of Speech (part 1)
Freedom of Speech (part 2)
Intellectual Property (part 1)
Intellectual Property (part 2)
Sociotechnical Systems
Evaluating and Controlling Technology
Errors, Failures and Risk
Professional Ethics and Responsibilities (part 1)
Professional Ethics and Responsibilities (part 2)
Discussions and summary