A survey on engineering ethics and technological advancement among Malaysian public university students

Zambri Harun, Shuhaimi Mansor, Abdus Samad Mahmud, Hashimah Hashim, Zamri Mohamed, Kamarul Arifin Ahmad

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Abstract

A survey at five public universities in the Peninsular Malaysia has been conducted to get a clearer statistics of students' understanding of engineering ethics, technological advancement and safety. Ethical issues, sometimes rampant, occur in the public and private sectors as well as in the society, these have caused poverty in the long run and to some extent the environment. The survey has been conducted over a period of almost one year with the respondents being the third and fourth year engineering and other technical equivalent students. Very significant number of participants i.e. 92.1% indicated their agreements that there exist ethical issues in the country and there are tremendous rooms for improvement. 89.0% respondents indicated that our ambitions towards a developed nation is possible if engineers and technical expertise in the government and private sectors embrace ethics awareness in their dealings. Responses of similar magnitudes also reveal that a lot of man-made accidents and disasters are avoidable i.e. if ethical awareness are put into actions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 8th International Conference on Engineering Education: Enhancing Engineering Education Through Academia-Industry Collaboration, ICEED 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages56-59
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509015955
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2017
Event8th IEEE International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED 2016 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 7 Dec 20168 Dec 2016

Other

Other8th IEEE International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED 2016
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period7/12/168/12/16

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Keywords

  • Engineering ethics
  • Safety
  • Utilitarianism technological advancements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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Harun, Z., Mansor, S., Mahmud, A. S., Hashim, H., Mohamed, Z., & Ahmad, K. A. (2017). A survey on engineering ethics and technological advancement among Malaysian public university students. In 2016 IEEE 8th International Conference on Engineering Education: Enhancing Engineering Education Through Academia-Industry Collaboration, ICEED 2016 (pp. 56-59). [7856093] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEED.2016.7856093

A survey on engineering ethics and technological advancement among Malaysian public university students. / Harun, Zambri; Mansor, Shuhaimi; Mahmud, Abdus Samad; Hashim, Hashimah; Mohamed, Zamri; Ahmad, Kamarul Arifin.

2016 IEEE 8th International Conference on Engineering Education: Enhancing Engineering Education Through Academia-Industry Collaboration, ICEED 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. p. 56-59 7856093.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Harun, Z, Mansor, S, Mahmud, AS, Hashim, H, Mohamed, Z & Ahmad, KA 2017, A survey on engineering ethics and technological advancement among Malaysian public university students. in 2016 IEEE 8th International Conference on Engineering Education: Enhancing Engineering Education Through Academia-Industry Collaboration, ICEED 2016., 7856093, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 56-59, 8th IEEE International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 7/12/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEED.2016.7856093
Harun Z, Mansor S, Mahmud AS, Hashim H, Mohamed Z, Ahmad KA. A survey on engineering ethics and technological advancement among Malaysian public university students. In 2016 IEEE 8th International Conference on Engineering Education: Enhancing Engineering Education Through Academia-Industry Collaboration, ICEED 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2017. p. 56-59. 7856093 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEED.2016.7856093
Harun, Zambri ; Mansor, Shuhaimi ; Mahmud, Abdus Samad ; Hashim, Hashimah ; Mohamed, Zamri ; Ahmad, Kamarul Arifin. / A survey on engineering ethics and technological advancement among Malaysian public university students. 2016 IEEE 8th International Conference on Engineering Education: Enhancing Engineering Education Through Academia-Industry Collaboration, ICEED 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. pp. 56-59
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