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Ethics

Engineers design the future and it is imperative that they recognize the great impact they have on society.

Kate Gleason College of Engineering faculty, students, and staff are truthful and honorable, and do not tolerate lying, cheating, stealing, or plagiarism

Joining the RIT engineering community means embracing this philosophy and upholding the highest standards of ethical behavior. Adhering to these principles reinforces a pattern of behavior that remains throughout professional life.

The ethical learning objectives outlined below is woven into the general curriculum throughout the all of the undergraduate engineering programs.

Year 1 Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the elements and objectives of the overall KGCOE Ethics Program as it relates to the profession of engineering.
  2. Comprehend university and college academic honesty policies.
  3. Develop an appreciation of ethics as it relates to your college experience and academic pursuit in the context of engineering.
  4. Develop an awareness of acceptable practices within academic settings pertaining to course assignments and exams.
  5. Apply basic criteria for ethical decision making.

Year 2 Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate an appreciation of ethics as it relates to the college experience and academic pursuit in the context of engineering.
  2. Explain basic criteria for ethical decision making.
  3. Understand ethical behavior in a team environment.
  4. Describe how to build and maintain a professional reputation.

Year 3 Learning Objectives

  1. Explain ethics as it relates to the engineering profession.
  2. Integrate basic criteria for ethical decision making within the engineering profession.
  3. Demonstrate ethical behavior in a team environment.
  4. Discover how to build and maintain a professional reputation.
  5. Illustrate the broader impact of engineering decisions.

Year 4 Learning Objectives

  1. Explain criteria for ethical decision making within the engineering profession.
  2. Demonstrate ethical behavior in a professional work environment.
  3. Create a professional reputation.
  4. Explain the broader impact of engineering decisions.

Year 5 Learning Objectives

  1. Explain ethical behavior in a team environment.
  2. Summarize how to build and maintain a professional reputation.
  3. Recognize the complex relationships that exist between engineering decisions and their broader impact.

Graduate Student Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate an appreciation of ethics as it relates to the responsible conduct of research.
  2. Demonstrate an appreciation of ethical responsibility in the context of the engineering or statistics professions.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of ethics as it relates to authorship and plagiarism.
  4. Explain basic criteria for ethical decision making.
  5. Identify professional standards and code of ethics relevant to their discipline
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