International Conference on Engineering Education

Valencia, Spain, July 22-26, 2003




Teaching of Ethics in Engineering


Moral or ethical issues frequently arise in all professions. Unlike the well established Medical Ethics and  Legal Ethics, Engineering Ethics is a relatively new area of academic endeavour, although it may have often been a part of Business Ethics. Recent spate of major engineering accidents (Challenger, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Bhopal ….) have brought into sharper focus the pivotal role of engineers in our society and particularly their social responsibilities. The  New Engineer must be socially accountable, including the responsibility for the environment and sensitivity to sustainability issues, in addition to his or her technical competence.


Papers are solicited broadly in the following areas:


·         Design and Delivery of an Engineering Ethics course;

·         Pedagogical issues relating to Engineering Ethics;

·         Engineering Ethics as a bridge between engineering and social responsibility – including environmental and sustainability concerns;

·         Role of Ethics in risk, safety and reliability issues;

·         Philosophy and engineering.


This conference emphasises development of international partnerships ineducation and research. Through special sessions and international workshops, it provides ample opportunity for discussing future cooperative projects. For more information on iNEER, one of the principal sponsors of the ICEE conference, visit



January 15, 2003:    Abstract due (submit through website indicated below, with e-mail to Session Chair. Be sure to begin the text of your abstract with the title of this session)

February 15, 2003:    Notice of preliminary acceptance

April 15, 20003:              Paper submission deadline

May 1, 2003:                    Early registration deadline (required for final acceptance of papers)

May 15, 2003:                  Deadline for authors’ registration to ensure publishing of submitted papers


Session Chair:


Dr Vojislav Ilic

College of Science, Technology and Environment

University of Western Sydney

Locked Bag 1797  Penrith South DC NSW 1797 Australia