Engineering Ethics Explorer

Graduate attributes

These graduate attributes are based on an Ethics Learning Taxonomy that explains WHY we want to teach engineering ethics: these descriptors link to mindsets, knowledge, skills, and attributes required of the 21st century engineer. They are derived from theories of moral development articulated by scholars such as James Rest and Lawrence Kohlberg. These attributes may be most useful for those who are seeking to embed ethics across an entire programme or curriculum, although individual educators could also intentionally integrate different elements throughout a course or module.

Level 1 – Awareness

Level 2 – Sensitivity

Level 3 – Knowledge