(BENG 4322)


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

[1]     Relate the effect and impact of technology on society, culture and environment

[2]     Demonstrate as a responsible professional, abiding to the code of professional ethics

[3]     Demonstrate effectively the assignment given in a group or individual

[4]     Response critically and handle social, cultural and global issues as well as environment, occupational health & safety issues


This course looks into the role of engineer in nation building, evaluation of engineering, role of engineers in society, laws related to public safety, health & welfare, future engineers, professionalism and codes of ethics, engineering as a profession, ethical theories, IEM and BEM code of ethics. Topics covered also include ethical problem solving techniques, analysis of issues in ethical problems, line drawing, flow charting, handling of conflicting problems, bribery and acceptance of gifts, ethics practice in Occupational Safety and Health at work, rights and responsibilities of engineers, quality from engineering perspective, career guidance and project management.


[1]   Charles B. F., 2008, Engineering Ethics, 3rd Ed, Prentice Hall. 

[2]   Martin, M. W., Schinzinger, R., 2005, Ethics in Engineering, 4th Ed, McGraw-Hill.

[3]   Canning, J., Workplace Safety for Occupational Health and Safety (Safety at Work Series V4), 2007.

[4]   Safe Work in 21st Centuries (Educational and Training for the Next Decade Occupational Health and Safety Personnel) National Academy Press, 2006.

[5]   Idrus, A., Shaharin A. S., Khamidi, M. F., 2010, Engineers in Society, Mc Graw Hill Education.