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There is an increasing attention to ethics in engineering practice. Engineers are supposed not only to carry out their work competently and skilfully, but also to be aware of the broader ethical and social implications of engineering and to be able to reflect on these. According to the Engineering Criteria 2000 of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in the US, engineers must have “an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility” and should "understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.” This course provides an introduction to ethics in engineering and technology. It helps engineers and students in engineering to acquire the competences mentioned in the ABET criteria or comparable criteria formulated in other countries. More specifically, this course helps engineers to acquire the following moral competencies: - Moral sensibility: the ability to recognize social and ethical issues in engineering; - Moral analysis skills: the ability to analyse moral problems in terms of facts, values, stakeholders and their interests; - Moral creativity: the ability to think out different options for action in the light of (conflicting) moral values and the relevant facts; - Moral judgement skills: the ability to give a moral judgement on the basis of different ethical theories or frameworks including professional ethics and common sense morality; - Moral decision-making skills: the ability to reflect on different ethical theories and frameworks and to make a decision based on that reflection. With respect to these competencies, our focus is on the concrete moral problems that engineers encounter in their professional practice. With the help of concrete cases is shown how the decision to develop a technology, as well as the process of design and production, is inherently moral. The attention of the learners is drawn towards the specific moral choices that engineers face. In relation to these concrete choices learners will encounter different reasons for and against certain actions, and they will discover that these reasons can be discussed. In this way, learners become aware of the moral dimensions of technology and acquire the argumentative capacities that are needed in moral debates with stakeholders (e.g. governments, users, and commercial business departments)....

Top reviews

CF
Jun 20, 2020

I really enjoyed taking this course. Most of the modules require critical thinking skills that I think helped me develop in terms of getting the proper approach to the questions.

KS
Aug 25, 2020

A truly amazing course on Ethics in Engineering. I thoroughly enjoyed every concept of this course. I would highly recommend every engineer to complete this course.

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By 0143_Shaibal K P

Mar 9, 2021

very intresting course.

By ABHIJIT B

Jul 6, 2021

“Extremely Satisfied,”

By Winston A W

Dec 18, 2020

Excellent, thank you.

By BARSHA K

May 20, 2020

very good experiences

By Carlos A O E

Apr 7, 2020

An excellent course!

By Swagata D

Jun 18, 2021

very good,excellent

By Cristián M M A

Nov 28, 2020

Very good and fun

By SNEHEL N

Mar 25, 2021

very nice course

By Soumya A

Mar 12, 2021

Excellent course

By BANISETTI G S

Nov 19, 2020

excellent course

By 098_Saikat B

Jun 2, 2021

GREAT LEARNING

By Udayan C

Jul 10, 2021

very helpful

By Biswadeep B

Mar 25, 2021

Very good...

By Manjula B

Feb 16, 2021

super course

By Manasa V S

Feb 16, 2021

Super Course

By Laxmi M

Feb 16, 2021

SUper Course

By G M P K

Feb 14, 2021

Great course

By SURYABH A

May 17, 2020

Good Course.

By Chigateri M A

Feb 17, 2021

Goog course

By 022_Bishal m

May 31, 2021

excellent

By Nawaf E H

Apr 11, 2021

very good

By Rohan M P

Feb 18, 2021

Thank you

By Mritunjay K

Nov 23, 2020

thank you

By Baisham M

Jul 7, 2021

amazing

By Rani k

Jul 15, 2021

nice