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Engineering Ethics — Case Studies in Espionage

Engineering Ethics — Case Studies in Espionage
Course Highlights

In this online engineering PDH course, principles of engineering ethics are reinforced by examination of case studies of espionage.


The case studies are actual espionage cases that have been successfully prosecuted by agencies of the Federal government. Espionage was chosen as the subject of the case studies because it provides exposure to ethical situations which are important but probably unfamiliar to most professional engineers. The ethical aspects of the cases are developed  by identifying specific passages in the standards of conduct for engineers that were violated by the actions of the convicted engineers.


This 2 PDH course is intended for engineers interested in increasing their understanding of the applicability and relevance of engineering ethics.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Knowing the motivations for three typical cases of espionage
  • Learning how to relate a type of crime to a specific standard of conduct
  • Understanding common types of economic espionage
  • Recognizing state regulatory laws for engineers as a source of engineering ethics principles
  • Learning about laws governing the distribution of industrial secrets to foreign governments
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Engineering Ethics—Case Studies in Espionage,” by Mark Rossow.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 2 PDH credits.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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