Faculty Advisor

Billiar, Kristen

Faculty Advisor

Pfeifer, Geoffrey


Many students upon graduation are unprepared to deal with ethical issues presented in their careers. This is despite engineering curricula requiring that students learn about ethics and that the teaching of ethics must be incorporated into a degree program in order to receive accreditation. The goal of this project was to create an engineering ethics module that, if performed in an engineering course, would allow students to see the direct connection between ethics and engineering and be more comfortable and able to identify and overcome ethical dilemmas that may arise in an engineering workplace. This was done with roleplay.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

Advisor Department

Undergraduate Studies