Implementations of New Generation Engineering Ethics in Education and Industry for Social Happiness: A Macroscopic Overview from Turkey to World


An engineer is a professional who is involved in series of processes from designing to testing products. Engineers are experts in their specific fields and are constantly innovating and maintaining a variety of machines, structures, and data systems. However, the technology areas have expanded so much that engineers are now responsible for many social activities in daily life. Therefore, the fact that engineers are already equipped with unspecified responsibilities allows many problems to arise. Certainly, the acquisition and sustainability of ethical awareness are accompanied by expertise and seniority, but the problems we face today show confusion to be present in how students are taught ethical rules. The ethical problems faced by engineers has increased in line with the increase in artificial intelligence applications in our globalizing world. Consequently, learning techniques regarding engineering ethics should also be changed. While this study reminds candidate engineers of the importance of ethical rules, it also provides teachers with some tips about educational activities from an engineer’s perspective. This study discusses the struggle engineers face regarding ethics, the skills they should gain in school to solve the problems they face, and what should be done to make ethics sustainable. In addition, the study comparatively addresses what needs to be done to raise engineering ethical standards in self-governed industries and the way engineering ethics education is presented in engineering faculties. The study also presents the ethical problems of the new generation and the steps to take for the future. The study only presents a brief review of the above topics, each of which needs to be examined separately in detail.


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