Course: Ethics for Engineers

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Course title Ethics for Engineers
Course code KFI/ETP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Kratochvíl Miloš, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1.Introduction to the studies of ethics and axiology. 2.Current guestions of value orientation of technical intelligence. 3.Ethics and morals in historical development.Categories of ethics. 4.Current theories of ethics and search for a way out of moral crisis. 5.Profesional ethics. 6.Ethics of science. 7.Ethics of environment and ecological education of an engineer. 8.Ethics for engineers. 9.Business ethics(for engineers). 10.Ethics of media communication (for engineers). 11.Ethics and etiguette of an engineer - contrast of cultures. 12.Ethics in the lifelong education of an engineer.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 26 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills.
learning outcomes
Students: apply the theory of ethics and philosophy of values for the critical evaluation of their own moral choices and acts and their social mediation. Compile their own hierarchy of values and determine the meaning of life. Recognize the consequences of unethical conduct in the retail and professional ethics and than identify the ethical consequences of scientific research in cases of violation of professional ethos misuse and unthought use of science. Apply ethical criterion in multi-criteria evaluation model situations in their own engineering preparation and practice.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
assessment methods
Quality of a written report
Recommended literature
  • Anzenbacher, Arno. Úvod do etiky. Vyd. v tomto překladu 2., V nakladatelství Academia 1. Praha : Academia, 2001. ISBN 80-200-0917-5.
  • Hanuláková, Eva. Reklama a etika. Bratislava : Eurounion, 2002. ISBN 80-88984-37-8.
  • Josef Petr Ondok. Bioetika, Trinitas. Svitavy, 1999.
  • King, Alexander. První globální revoluce : svět na prahu nového tisíciletí. 1. vyd. Bratislava : Bradlo, 1991. ISBN 80-7127-048-2.
  • Ricken, Friedo. Obecná etika. Praha : ISE, 1995.
  • Salomon, Jean-Jacques. Technologický úděl. 1. vyd. Praha : Filosofia, 1997. ISBN 80-7007-097-8.
  • Sokol, Jan. Malá filosofie člověka a slovník filosofických pojmů. 3. rozšíř. vyd. Praha : Vyšehrad, 1998. ISBN 80-7021-253-5.
  • Šroněk, Ivan. Etiketa a etika v podnikání. 1. vydání. Praha : Management Press, 1995. ISBN 80-85603-94-2.
  • Tondl, Ladislav. Hodnocení a hodnoty : metodologické rozměry hodnocení. Vyd. 1. Praha : Filosofia, 1999. ISBN 80-7007-131-1.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Applied Sciences Building Structures (2010) Construction industry, geodesy and cartography 1 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Computer Systems (2017) Electrical engineering, telecommunication and IT 1 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Information Technologies (2012) Informatics courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Land-use Planning (2014) Special and interdisciplinary fields 1 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Computer Systems (2016) Electrical engineering, telecommunication and IT 1 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Computer Systems (2012) Electrical engineering, telecommunication and IT 1 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Land-use Planning (2013) Special and interdisciplinary fields 1 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Information Technologies (2017) Informatics courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Land-use Planning (2016) Special and interdisciplinary fields 1 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Building Structures (2017) Construction industry, geodesy and cartography 4 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Mathematics and Management (2011) Mathematics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Information Technologies (2016) Informatics courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Information Technologies (2015) Informatics courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Building Structures (2016) Construction industry, geodesy and cartography 4 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Land-use Planning (2017) Special and interdisciplinary fields 1 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Building Structures (2013) Construction industry, geodesy and cartography 4 Winter