Engineering Ethics Explorer

Learning outcomes

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.

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Students will analyse the motivations, values, and arguments of stakeholders holding different positions in an ethical dilemma.

Aligned to elements of AHEP outcome 7

Evaluate the environmental and societal impact of solutions to complex problems and minimise adverse impacts.

Aligned to elements of AHEP outcome 8

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

Aligned to AHEP outcome 11

Recognise the responsibilities, benefits, and importance of supporting equality, diversity and inclusion.

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.