Course title
Engineering Ethics

SAKAI Naomichi
Course description
The goal of this course is to foster the sense of right values and ethics which are required to the future engineers and scientists. For the development of science and engineering, it is required that all the scientists and engineers know the laws and regulations related to their research and also perform their work faithfully. Consequently, people can live a comfortable life and the sustainable society will be preserved into the future. In this course, students can learn the criteria for judgement and guiding principles based on research ethics, and can adopt the criteria not to be involved in misconduct, or not to be against the law. In the class, several educational tools such as e-learning, role playing using a simulator, will be used.
Purpose of class
The purpose of this course is to learn the necessary ethical standards and principles of behavior as scientists and engineers, and to cultivate ethical values that will not lead to violations of laws and improper involvement.
Goals and objectives

Goals and objectives Course Outcomes
1. The students will be able to explain the social roles and responsibilities of scientists and engineers.
2. The students will be able to explain the laws and rules of research activities of scientists and engineers.
3. The students will be able to explain the ethical standards and principles of correct research activities that contribute to improving the quality of scientific research.
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Overview of this course
How to write Reports
What Is a Responsible Research Activity?
Read the syllabus and understand the overall picture of this course. 30分
Work on e-learning 90分
Report writing 90分
2. Case Study 1
Presentation and discussion
Work on e-learning 90分
Report writing 90分
3. Case Study 2
Presentation and discussion
Work on e-learning, Read textbook 90分
Report writing 90分
4. Responsibility for Proper Research Conduct within Society
Compliance with Laws and Regulations
Read textbook 90分
Report writing 90分
5. Correct research planning, implementation and reporting
Research misconduct
Read textbook 90分
Report writing 90分
6. Case Study and Summary
Presentation and discussion
Read textbook 90分
Report writing 90分
7. Final exam. Preparation for final exam 240分
8. - - 0分
9. - - 0分
10. - - 0分
11. - - 0分
12. - - 0分
13. - - 0分
14. - - 0分
Total. - - 1350分
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Report,Presen,Discussion Final Exam Total.
1. 20% 10% 30%
2. 25% 10% 35%
3. 25% 10% 35%
Total. 70% 30% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Reports, Presentations and discussions will contribute 70% of your grade.
Final exam will contribute 30% of your grade.
Those who get at least 60% of the full score will pass this course.
If you attend all classes, make your presentations and reports on time, you can get at least 60 %.
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
ways of feedback specific contents about "Other"
Feedback in the class Feedback will be given in class.
Textbooks and reference materials
* For the Sound Development of Science -The Attitude of a Conscientious Scientist-
* e-learning "THE LAB"
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Please consult the professor between 9: 00-17: 00 on Monday.
  • Appointment can be arranged by e-mail:
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates a basic self-management skills
Active-learning course
About half of the classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Applicable I have 30 years of research experience in chemical company and research institute. Based on these experiences, I can advise students on the right way to conduct research.
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
Last modified : Sat Sep 09 05:24:42 JST 2023