Department of Computer Engineering
COE 390: Seminar (1-0-1)
The purpose of this course is to help improve students' ability for
presenting their technical work. It also teaches students about the
nature of engineering as a profession, codes of professional conduct,
ethics & responsibility, and the role of engineering societies. Case
studies of conflict between engineering professional ethical values and
external demands. The course features students' participation in
held by COE faculty members and invited guests.
Prerequisite: Junior standing.
Carson Morrison and Philip Hughes, ``Professional Engineering Practice: Ethical Aspects'',
McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 3rd Edition, 1992.
- (1) To teach students the nature of engineering as a profession.
- (2) To teach students the ethical and professional responsibility
of engineers in the society.
- (3) To improve students' technical and professional communication
Basic concepts and terminology in the engineering profession. The
profession in present-day society. Regulation of the profession.
- Technical Writing and Communications.
The art of expressing ideas. Careful practical writing. The art of
technical reporting. Technical presentations and seminar delivering.
Critical reading of source material. Teamwork and small group discussion.
- Ethics and Social Responsibility.
Analysis of ethical and social issues related to the development and use
of computer technology. Privacy, reliability, and risks. Responsibility
of the professionals for the application and consequences of their work.
- Professional Computer Engineers.
- Computer Engineering at KFUPM.
- Students Presentations.
ABET Category content:
Engineering Topics: 50 %
Social Science: 50 %
Prepared by: Prof. Mostafa Abd-El-Barr.
Date: December 1996.