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MS 215 ENGINEERING ETHICS: ASSIGNMENT 02

Responsible behavior of an Electrical Engineer

Please log on to the Moodle and answer the question


(http://moodle.umt.edu.pk/mod/questionnaire/view.php?id=26490) with your preferred
corporation.

OR

FILL IN THE SHEET FIXED OUTSIDE YOUR INSTRUCTOR’S OFFICE-WINDOW

Consider the role of an ELECTRICAL ENGINEER working in your chosen company.

Based on such assumptions, briefly answer the following questions: (Consult the
accompanying Word document for further guidance)

1. List major aims/objectives of the company.


2. Where is its head-office located in Pakistan?
3. When was the last opening for position of an Electrical Engineer in your
chosen corporation? Briefly write down the contents of the very
advertisement?
4. From the advertisement, what are the major responsibilities/duties of the
very position? What are the desirable qualities and qualifications of an ideal
candidate?
5. Assume you are working on the role answered in Q.3, which category listed
in the Table A does your chosen role fall into?
6. Consult the section 1.2.2: Meanings of "Responsibility" (page 24) of your
textbook. Assume being working on the same role, write down at least one
possible example-situation which may suit each of the following headings:
a) Obligations
b) Accountable
c) Conscientious
d) Blameworthy/Praiseworthy
e) Casual Responsibility
f) Job Responsibility
g) Legal Responsibility
TABLE A: ENGINEERING FUNCTIONS
ENGINEERING FUNCTIONS:

The branches indicate what the engineer works with; the functions
describe what he does. In order of decreasing emphasis on science,
the major functions of all engineering branches are the following:

Research. The research engineer seeks new principles and processes


by employing mathematical and scientific concepts, experimental
techniques, and inductive reasoning.

Development. The development engineer applies the results of


research to useful purposes. Ingenious and creative application of new
knowledge may result in a working model of a new electronics circuit,
a chemical process, an industrial machine, or a gadget of optronics.

Design. In designing a structure or a product, the engineer selects


methods, specifies materials, and determines shapes to satisfy
technical requirements and to meet performance specification.

Construction. The construction engineer is responsible for preparing


the site, determining procedures that will economically and safely yield
the desired quality, directing the placement of materials, and
organizing the personnel and equipment.

Production. Plant layout and equipment selection, with consideration


of human and economic factors, is the responsibility of the production
engineer. He chooses processes and tools, integrates the flow of
materials and components, and provides for testing and inspection.

Operation. The operating engineer controls machines, plants, and


organizations providing power, transportation, and communication. He
determines procedures and supervises personnel to obtain reliable and
economic operation of complex equipment.

Management and other functions. In some countries


(U.S.A.,Japan, etc) and industries, engineers analyze customer
requirements, recommend units to satisfy needs economically, and
resolve related problems. In some industries, too, engineers decide
how assets are to be used.

Ref: http://iabhopal.wordpress.com/engineer/
Helpful resources for the assignment
Consult company’s official website for any information related to the company. (Just Google the
company)

Searching for Job openings


 Company's website
 National advertisement sources
 www.pakjobsdb.com
 http://www.rozee.pk/
 paperpk.com
 new.brightspyre.com
 http://www.mustakbil.com/

Roles of an electrical engineer (General Information)


 http://www.jobjunction.com/engineer.htm
 http://www.bestsampleresume.com/job-responsibilities/electrical/electrical-engineer-v.html
 http://job-descriptions.careerplanner.com/Electrical-Engineers.cfm
 http://hiring.monster.com/hr/hr-best-practices/recruiting-hiring-advice/job-
descriptions/electrical-engineer-job-description.aspx
 http://www.totaljobs.com/careers-advice/job-profile/science-engineering-jobs/electrical-
engineer-job-description
 http://www.prospects.ac.uk/electrical_engineer_job_description.htm
 http://makrobicz.tripod.com/electrical_engineers.html
 http://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/electrical-and-electronics-engineers.htm
COMPANIES
SUPARCO Telenor

GEO News Wateen Telecom

University of Management and Technology China Mobile


(UMT)
Siemens
Lahore University of Management Sciences
(LUMS) Unilever

Philips Proctor & Gamble

Hawaii Nestle

Samsung Chartered Bank

ZTE Siemens

Orient Energy Systems KFC

PEL (Pakistan) Toyota

LG Pepsi Cola International

Sony WAPDA

Toshiba Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission

Intel PEMRA

Mobilink NEPRA

Warid Telecom OGDCL


Notes: The assignment must comprise of at least 10 MS Word pages and the
contents’ font-size must not exceed 14. Submit it on the Moodle or send it to the
email address fahim.khanzada@umt.edu.pk keeping in mind the following points:

 PLAGIARISM will result in immediate failure


 The assignment must carry proper references as a separate section in the
end of document.

 The assignment must include a cover page indicating


o Name of Student, Class and Roll Number.
 The assignment must be an MS Word file named in the following format:
o [First Name] [Roll No.] [Assignment No.] [Date]

For example a student named “Ahmed” having Roll no. “2121” submitting
his first assignment on 25-December-2012 must have the document file
named as:
Ahmed-2121-01-25122012

Deadline: Thursday, 20 December, 13:00

Assignment(s) not following the above-mentioned directions will NOT be


accepted and will result in ZERO score.