Engineering Ethics
Engineering Ethics

Engineering Ethics

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A question pack on engineering project design.

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Engineering Ethics Q12

All of the following should be considered when establishing a product price except:

A

pricing and value of similar products.

B

a maximum payback period required to ensure a return on the investment.

C

the personal finances of the individuals designing the product.

D

the product’s image and potential popularity.

Engineering Ethics Q1

ASME, SAE, and AIAA are acronyms of various:

A

environmental regulation groups.

B

professional engineering societies.

C

standards within the code of engineering ethics.

D

materials selection databases.

Engineering Ethics Q2

Plagiarism is defined as:

A

uncredited verbatim copying of more than half of an article or piece of writing.

B

credited verbatim copying of a major portion of a paper or piece of writing without clear delineation.

C

Both A and B

D

None of the above

Engineering Ethics Q3

Professional engineering societies:

A

provide resources such as where to obtain your engineering license.

B

act as consultant services that hire contract engineers to help finish product development and analysis.

C

Both A and B

D

None of the above

Engineering Ethics Q4

When the consequences of a study of risk are unclear:

A

it is best to err on the side of public safety.

B

it is acceptable to cautiously proceed while also conducting further studies.

C

the inconclusive results should not be disclosed and should be treated as nonexistent.

D

All of the above

Engineering Ethics Q5

Which holds the most importance when weighing ethical considerations?

A

The safety, health, and welfare of the public

B

The interests of an employer or customer

C

An engineer’s career and reputation

D

All of the above are equally important

Engineering Ethics Q6

Which is not part of an acceptable risk?

A

It is freely assumed with informed consent.

B

It is unknown.

C

It is equitably distributed.

D

It is properly compensated.

Engineering Ethics Q7

Which is the least accepted environmental impact category of concern?

A

Resource use

B

Human health

C

Ecological consequence

D

Damage to a man‑made environment

Engineering Ethics Q8

Which of the following is not a way engineers can uphold their ethical responsibilities?

A

Using their knowledge and skills for the enhancement of human welfare

B

Being honest and impartial and serving with fidelity the public, their employers, and clients

C

No matter the circumstances, maintaining a principled duty of obligation to a client or employee when in contract

D

Striving to increase the competence and prestige of the engineering profession

Engineering Ethics Q9

Which of the following is not a way engineers can design to reduce the social effects of materials usage?

A

Dematerializing a part

B

Changing societal expectations as to environmental and social impacts

C

Substituting materials

D

Sourcing recycled or scrapped materials rather than virgin ones

Engineering Ethics Q11

Which of the following is the most correct statement on engineering risk?

A

All engineering involves risk.

B

The difference in risk between new innovation and smaller changes is negligible.

C

Both A and B

D

None of the above

Engineering Ethics Q10

All of the following are questions an engineer should be asking while conducting research except:

A

what is wrong with the way things are currently being done?

B

will people pay more money for a better solution than currently exists?

C

can the customer be convinced the problem is completely solved when a solution only partially fixes it?

D

what has been written about the problem we are attempting to solve?

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