Spotlight on ethics: What is ethics?

“There are three lenses that we can use when thinking about ethics within Engineering: Professional, Theoretical, and Practical.”

If you’d like to improve your own ethics learning, then our Engineering Ethics Toolkit guidance article What is ethics? is a great place to start.

This article should be read by educators at all levels in higher education who wish to better understand ethics and its connection to engineering education. It will also be useful for students who are being introduced to the topic. 

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 Ethics Explorer to get you started. We also have a library of case studies, for you to use and adapt in your teaching.

If you would like to give feedback on this or any other Engineering Ethics resource, or submit your own content, you can do so here. We also have a newly created community of practice that you can join, where we hope that educators will support each other, and share their success stories of teaching engineering ethics. You can join our Ethics Ambassadors community here.

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