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The University of Texas at Austin
Studies in Ethics, Safety, and Liability for Engineers
Prepared by
Kurt Hoover, Wallace T. Fowler, and Ronald O. Stearman
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Under the Direction of Herbert H. Woodson, Dean
College of Engineering

The University of Texas at Austin
Studies in Ethics, Safety, and Liability for Engineers*

The objective of this document is to present six example case studies in ethics, safety and liability for use in the engineering classroom. The six cases have been chosen from the field of aerospace engineering, with the dual goals of (1) developing usable classroom materials, and (2) developing a methodology by which additional case studies can be developed. The case studies are intended to serve as prototypes for case studies in all engineering disciplines.


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The last item in this report is a methodology which we recommend be used in the development of future case studies. We are convinced that engineering students need exposure to ethics, safety, and liability information, and that instruction in these topics should be integrated throughout the curriculum.


* The development of these case studies was funded by Academic Development Funds provided by the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. These funds are administered by the Associate Dean of Engineering for Academic Affairs and project selection is made by the Bureau of Engineering Executive Committee.