This section provides curriculum ideas and teaching advice for incorporating ethics into the engineering classroom at the university and pre-college level. The goal is to help engineering professors design courses and curriculum that will enable students to think of ethics as part of the very process of their work and to give them the tools for articulating and resolving these issues.

Visitors to this area may also be interested in the Syllabi Modules, Exercises and Assignments, and Other Instructional Resources available in the Teaching Tools section under Resources.  The Online Ethics Center Glossary also contains useful definitions and terms.  Users may also find the  Ethics Education Library at IIT useful for finding guides and examples, pedagogical materials, cases, and assessment tools.

  • Mentoring

    Includes links to a variety of resources, including several case studies, essays, and modules that touch on some aspect of the mentoring relationship.

  • Essays on Ethics Instruction

    A variety of essays and articles reporting research and experience in ethics instruction.

  • Guides and Advice for Ethics Instructors

    Advice and experience in course design and planning from teachers of ethics for teachers of ethics.

  • Pre-College Materials

    Pedagogical advice, course planning resources, and research essays about ethics instruction in K-12 classrooms.

  • Glossary

    The OEC Glossary contains useful definitions for a variety of the terms commonly used on the website and within engineering and science ethics literature.

Cite this page: "Education" Online Ethics Center for Engineering 6/4/2009 National Academy of Engineering Accessed: Sunday, March 29, 2015 <>

Resource Highlights
These resources are a good place to begin when preparing an ethics course or program.

Additional Resources
The associated resources for the following case provide much useful information for ethics instruction.