HomeInhenyeriyavol. 1 no. 1 (2000)

Educating Ethical Engineers: The De La Salle University-College of Engineering Initiatives

Manuel C. Belino

Discipline: Engineering



The increasing emphasis given to engineering ethics in engineering education is a significant move to strike a balance between technology and human value. Factors which result in poor quality of instruction of engineering ethics: Lack of instructional materials in school libraries, outdated textbooks and references prescribed by the faculty, traditional types of teaching methodologies, poorly designed course syllabus, very limited topics covered in lectures and examinations, and lack of qualified faculty to handle the course must be seriously addressed. The College of Engineering of De La Salle University-Manila is addressing these concerns through inclusion of ethical concerns in the social action committee of the College and through individual faculty initiatives.