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Bibliography not mandatory
Summary Teaching Assignment
Academic Year 2018/2019
Type of Teaching Doctorate
Course 053638 - ETHICAL ASPECTS OF RESEARCH ON DUAL-USE PRODUCTS
Professor Masarati Pierangelo
Cfu 5.00 Type of Course Mono-Disciplinary Course

Phd Programme From (included) To (excluded) Course
MI (1300) - SCUOLA DI DOTTORATOAZZZZ053638 - ETHICAL ASPECTS OF RESEARCH ON DUAL-USE PRODUCTS

Detailed program and learning outcomes

The purpose of the class is to introduce ethical issues, with specific reference to research on dual-use technologies in general, with focus on and and examples from aerospace engineering, and challenge the capability of students to identify potential ethical issues in their activity and address them.

Detailed program (each line refers to a 4 hours seminar/laboratory):

1. General ethical issues, with specific focus on engineering, safety, accident investigation and prevention.
2. Case studies in aerospace engineering: DC-10, Challenger STS, Concorde and unapproved aircraft parts.
3. Focus on dual-use technologies, with special reference to aerospace research and applications: definitions, examples, regulations, assessment, related work opportunities.
4. Laboratory on ethical issues detection and addressing.


Notes on methods of assessing

The exam will consist of a discussion about a topic previously agreed with the instructor.


Teaching activities
Start date
End date

Schedule planning

The class will tentatively take place in December 2018 for the duration of 2 full-days, or 4 half-days, or a mix.  Please contact the instructor in advance for an update.

Detailed schedule:

  - Monday December 17, 2018, 9:15-13:15, “Sala Consiglio”
  - Tuesday December 18, 2018, 9:15-18:15, “Sala Aliante”
  - Wednesday December 19, 2018, 9:15-13:15, “Sala Consiglio”

All classrooms are at the 2nd floor of Building B12 “Enrico Forlanini”, Bovisa Campus, via La Masa 34, within the Aerospace Science and Technology Department.


Please note: no food nor beverages allowed in “Sala Consiglio”!


Bibliography
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaS. Unger, Controlling Technology: Ethics and the Responsible Engineer, Anno edizione: 1994
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaAnon. (ECORYS), Study on Civil Military Synergies in the field of Security, Anno edizione: 2012 https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/sites/homeaffairs/files/e-library/documents/policies/security/pdf/study_ecorys_cimisos_final_report_en.pdf

Didactic forms
Type of didactic form Teaching hours
lesson
12.0
training
4.0
computer laboratory
0.0
experimental laboratory
0.0
project
4.0
project laboratory
0.0

Information in English to support internationalization
Course offered in language English

Note Professor
schedaincarico v. 1.6.1 / 1.6.1
Area Servizi ICT
20/11/2019