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.

  • Includes links to a variety of resources, including several case studies, essays, and modules that touch on some aspect of the mentoring relationship.
  • Pedagogical advice, course planning resources, and research essays about ethics instruction in K-12 classrooms.
  • 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: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 <>