Deal effectively with moral complexity to make sound ethical decisions.
Engineers create products and processes that we interface with at almost every moment of our lives. However, most technology has double implications; whilst designed to make life better it can also be misused to disadvantage or may have unintended consequences.
This course explores the four fundamental principles that guide an engineer in achieving the high ideals of professional life – accuracy and rigour; honesty and integrity; respect for life, law & the public good and responsible leadership. Increasing your ability to deal effectively with moral complexity in engineering and to reason clearly and carefully about moral questions will improve your ability to make sound ethical decisions.
Applying ethical principles in engineering also explores the ethical issues engineers face every day, sometimes without recognising them. The delivery style relies on extensive use of case studies and discussion of engineering scenarios, making it easily applicable, highly targeted and relevant to you and your workplace.
Who should attend?
Engineers and non-engineers at every level but is particularly useful for those attending their professional review interview in the next year
How will I benefit?
After the course you will be able to:
- Identify ethical dilemmas within your working life
- Appreciate the wider implications of your decisions and moral choices
- Use critical reasoning skills to make clear, informed decisions
- Have developed a framework for decision making that is in line with the values of your company and clients
- Know your responsibilities to your employer, clients, customers, colleagues, society at large and the environment
- Know the content and significance of the Engineering Professional Codes of Conduct