Undergraduate Voices

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Literature Review

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Amir Kalan

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Undergraduate Voices




University of Dayton

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This literature review attempts to answer the question of whether formal education or informal education of ethics within civil engineering is more beneficial. If there is a lack of structured education of ethics in civil engineering, then another area of interest is to discover where engineers are being informally educated. Another area of inquiry is whether it is more beneficial to teach engineers ethics prior to the time when they are required to study the code of ethics for their certification exam, or should engineers wait until moments before the exam to study the code. This article examines the potential benefits of studying the code of ethics in a formal setting as well as the effectiveness of learning ethics informally.


ethics education, engineering ethics, formal education, experience-based education


Arts and Humanities | Civil Engineering | Creative Writing | Digital Humanities | Rhetoric and Composition



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