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.

Students will propose public policy relating to ethical questions in engineering.

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 17

Communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences.

Where does it fit?

Capstone Design or Research Projects, Advanced Modules, Placement Preparation. Students can demonstrate ethical motivation at any stage, but it can be seen in the context of decisions they make about engineering solutions and in their ways of working.

Related graduate attribute

Becoming Ethically Motivated:

committing to ethical action because of a moral judgment.