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Assignment – 3, CLO-3
Engineering Ethics
Class: 8 (A, B, C & D)
Course Instructor: Engr. M. Khalid
Max Marks: 05
Due Date: 24-June-2020
Student’s Name: ____________________
Enrollment No: _________
Question # 1:
Debates over responsibility for safety regarding technological product often turn on who should be considered
mainly responsible, the consumer (“buyer beware”) manufacture (“seller beware”). How might an emphasis
on the idea of informed consent influence thinking about this question?
Question # 2:
Another commonly used phrase, “I only work here,” implies that one is not personally accountable for the
company rules since one does not make them. It also suggests that one wishes to restrict once area of
responsibility within tight bounce as defined by those rules. In the light of the discussion in this section,
respond to the potential implications of this phrase and the attitude it represents when exhibited by engineers.
Question # 3:
Threats to the scene of personal responsibility are neither unique to, nor more acute for, engineers then they
are for others involved with engineering and its results. The reason is that, in general, public accountability
also tends to lessen as professional roles become narrowly differentiated. Critique each of the remarks made
in the following dialogue. Is the remark true, or partially true? What needs to be added to make it accurate?
Question # 4:
On October 4, 1930, the British airship R 101 crashed about 8 hours into its maiden voyage to India. Of the
fifty-four person a boat only 6 survived. Throughout the craft design and construction air ministry official ad
their engineers had been driven by strong political and competitive forces. Nevil Shute, who had work on the
rival commercial R 100, wrote in his memoir, Slight Rule, that “if just one of /the man at the air ministry” had
stood up (at a conference with Lord Thomson) and had said, “This thing won’t work, and I’ll be no party to
it. I’m sorry, gentle man, but if you do this. I’m resigning, “…the disaster would almost certainly have been
averted. It was not said, because the man in question put their jobs before their duty. Examine the R 101 case
and compare it with the challenger case, including the pressures not to delay the flight.