ENGR 4760U: Ethics, Law, and Professionalism for Engineers

Essay Description

Students will write an expository essay analyzing a specific case study. “An expository essay is a genre of writing which tends to explain, illustrate, clarify, or explicate something in a way that it becomes clear for readers. Therefore, it could be an investigation, evaluation, or even argumentation about an idea for clarification” (Literature Devices, 2018). Furthermore, the essay is not meant to be a summary of readings. While there are different types of essay, expository essays support ideas based on facts. Students are expected to provide their opinions, arguments, and ideas; however, those must be supported with facts. To that end, references must be used in order to make the student’s position stronger and academically sound.

Number of Essays and Options

There will be 5 case studies analysis (i.e., essays).  Students have two options to select from per each of the 5 submissions. In other words, the student is given the option of selecting between two case studies to write each essay.


Writing and formatting style

The essay must be writing and formatted using APA style


Length of the essay

Minimum 1,200 words (only the body of the essay counts towards the 1,200 words).



The essay must include a minimum of 3 technical or academic references. Technical and academic reference include but are not limited to books, journal manuscripts, conference manuscripts, technical reports, court cases, governmental websites and other reliable websites or resources.