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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

International Cases

Case studies on ethics for engineers working internationally

  • An Introduction to Data Ethics

    A resource for data science courses

    This stand-alone, plug and play ethics module for data science courses includes a reading, assignments, case studies, and exercises.

  • An Introduction to Software Engineering Ethics

    This stand-alone, plug and play ethics module for software engineering courses includes a reading, assignments, case studies, and exercises.

  • Unintended Effects

    A project engineer believes his company is providing the wrong form of technology to an in-need community in East Africa.

  • A Situation Unfiltered

    A manager at a nonprofit mechanical engineering firm questions how responsible her company should be for ongoing maintenance on past projects.

  • Giving in or Giving up

    An engineering manager gets pressured to bribe a foreign official in order to secure a business venture in East Africa.

  • Solar Falsifier

    A fellow for a global services program faces an ethical dilemma when a colleague asks him to falsify receipts.