Engineering Ethics Explorer

Learning outcomes

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Note: The Accreditation for Higher Education Programmes (AHEP) is a standard produced by the UK's Engineering Council to assess the competence and commitment of engineers and technicians. It is used by Higher Education institutions to achieve accreditation for their engineering programmes. Users outside the UK can refer to their national frameworks or other international competencies to map ethics learning accordingly.

Students will analyse ethical dimensions and complexities of a professional situation.

Aligned to elements of AHEP outcome 8

Identify and analyse ethical concerns and make reasoned ethical choices informed by professional codes of conduct.

Where does it fit?

Modules, Projects, Placement Preparation. Ethical Analysis can best be applied in the context of engineering problems and projects. It can help students engage in skills and mindsets required of a professional engineer.

Related graduate attribute

Practicing Ethical Analysis:

Engaging in a process through which ethical issues are defined, affected parties and consequences are identified, so that relevant moral principles can be applied to a situation in order to determine possible courses of action.