Science and Engineering Ethics

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 291–311 | Cite as

A single instrument: Engineering and engineering technology students demonstrating competence in ethics and professional standards

  • Charles R. FeldhausEmail author
  • Robert M. Wolter
  • Stephen P. Hundley
  • Tim Diemer


This paper details efforts by the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) to create a single instrument for honors science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students wishing to demonstrate competence in the IUPUI Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PUL’s) and Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Engineering Accreditation Criterion (EAC) and Technology Accreditation Criterion (TAC) 2, a through k. Honors courses in Human Behavior, Ethical Decision-Making, Applied Leadership, International Issues and Leadership Theories and Processes were created along with a specific menu of activities and an assessment rubric based on PUL’s and ABET criteria to evaluate student performance in the aforementioned courses. Students who complete the series of 18 Honors Credit hours are eligible for an Honors Certificate in Leadership Studies from the Department of Organizational Leadership and Supervision. Finally, an accounting of how various university assessment criteria, in this case the IUPUI Principles of Undergraduate Learning, can be linked to ABET outcomes and prove student competence in both, using the aforementioned courses, menu of items, and assessment rubrics; these will be analyzed and discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles R. Feldhaus
    • 1
    Email author
  • Robert M. Wolter
    • 1
  • Stephen P. Hundley
    • 1
  • Tim Diemer
    • 1
  1. 1.Organizational Leadership and Supervision, Purdue School of Engineering and TechnologyIndiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)IndianapolisUSA

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