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 describe potential ethical dilemmas of engineering projects, processes, and products.

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.

Where does it fit?

Modules. Ethical Sensitivity outcomes are appropriate anywhere in the curriculum, and they are a useful way to begin linking engineering products, processes, and projects with the contexts in which they will be used.

Related graduate attribute

Becoming Ethically Sensitive:

being broadly cognizant of ethical issues and having the ability to see how these issues might affect others.