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Summary Teaching Assignment
Academic Year 2019/2020
Type of Teaching Doctorate
Course 055122 - ETHICAL ASPECTS OF RESEARCH ON DUAL-USE TECHNOLOGIES
Professor Masarati Pierangelo
Cfu 5.00 Type of Course Mono-Disciplinary Course

Phd Programme From (included) To (excluded) Course
MI (1300) - SCUOLA DI DOTTORATOAZZZZ055122 - ETHICAL ASPECTS OF RESEARCH ON DUAL-USE TECHNOLOGIES

Detailed program and learning outcomes

The purpose of the course is to introduce ethical issues, with specific reference to research on dual-use technologies in general, focusing on - and with examples from - aerospace engineering but with a broader view, and challenge the capability of students to identify potential ethical issues in their activity, and develop personal strategies to address them.

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

1. General ethical issues, with specific focus on engineering, safety, accident investigation and prevention.
2. Case studies of ethical issues in aerospace engineering: DC-10, Challenger STS, Concorde, 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. Seminars on case studies involving dual-use technologies, involving technical and legal aspects, given by experts. 
5. Laboratory on ethical issues detection and addressing.


Notes on methods of assessing

The evaluation will be based on the outcome of the final laboratory; alternatively, students can choose to discuss a topic previously agreed with the instructor.


Teaching activities
Start date
End date

Schedule planning
The course will take place in the Bovisa campus, in "Sala Consiglio" of the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology, second floor of building B12, according to the following schedule: - Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 9:30-18:30 (8h, with lunch break) - Thursday, January 16, 2020, 14:30-18:30 (4h) - Friday, January 17, 2020, 9:30-18:30 (8h, with lunch break) Reading assignments will be provided in advance.

Bibliography
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaS. Unger, Controlling Technology: Ethics and the Responsible Engineer, Anno edizione: 1994, ISBN: 9780030602825
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
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaA. Marrone, M. Nones, The role of dual-use helicopters in the security and defence field, Anno edizione: 2015, ISBN: 9788868125363

Didactic forms
Type of didactic form Teaching hours
lesson
16.0
training
4.0
computer laboratory
0.0
experimental laboratory
0.0
project
5.0
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
26/01/2020