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Ethical Challenges of Dual Use Technologies

COURSE PROVIDER: Donald Parnell, P.E.
Ethical Challenges of Dual Use Technologies
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course focuses on the ethical challenges that engineering professionals encounter when working with dual use technologies.


This course explores the complex intersection between modern engineering innovation and design, the importance of adhering to ethical codes in engineering, and the difficulties in distinguishing between beneficial and harmful technological designs.


The course covers a wide range of dual use technologies in domains such as ICT, biotechnology, aerospace, and AI, and analyzes their ethical implications, regulatory frameworks, and paradoxes. To illustrate the practical application of ethical principles, the course includes case studies that highlight real-world ethical dilemmas faced by engineering professionals. Additionally, it examines the latest developments and trends in dual use technologies, emphasizing the delicate balance between fostering innovation and upholding ethical responsibility.


This 3 PDH online course is applicable to all engineers as well as other technical personnel interested in learning about the ethical implications of dual-use technological development.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Familiarizing with Dual Use Technologies
  • Understanding the ethical considerations in Engineering
  • Learning about regulatory and legal frameworks
  • Knowing about case studies on Dual Use Dilemmas
  • Familiarizing with Trends in Dual Use Technology Development
  • Understanding how to Balance Innovation with Ethical Responsibility
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Ethical Challenges of Dual Use Technologies”, written by Donald Parnell, P.E.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
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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