“Engineering can have a significant impact on society and the environment, in both positive and negative ways. To fully understand the implications of engineering requires navigating complex, uncertain and challenging ethical issues. It is therefore essential to embed ethics into any project or learning outcome and for engineering professionals and educators to operate in a responsible and ethical manner.”
Our Engineering Ethics Toolkit guidance article Pedagogical approaches to integrating ethics in engineering raises issues for educators to consider when translating accreditation learning outcomes and their intentions to an engineering programme.
This article should be read by educators at all levels in higher education who wish to integrate ethics into the engineering and design curriculum, or into module design and learning activities.
We have a growing library of guidance articles available to support you as you expand your understanding of engineering ethics, and begin to embed it within the curriculum, and an interactive Ethics Explorer to help you get started. We also have a library of case studies and enhancements for you to use and adapt in your teaching.
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