The Engineer in Society


The module is attended as an introduction to issues associated with professional engineering and the impact of engineering on society and the environment. The principle of engineering entrepreneurship will be introduced. The importance of the adherence to a Code of Ethics for Engineers will be emphasised. The engineer's approach to sustainability will be covered.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse the ethical considerations pertaining to engineering decisions and make recommendations.

  2. Review the role of engineers, and their contribution to society, and evaluate the role of the engineer of the future.

  3. Examine the impacts of engineering products and services on customers and the environment and demonstrate the importance of sustainability as good business strategy.

  4. Apply environmental tools to the solution of sustainability problems.

  5. Utilise financial and business analysis tools to analyse data in support of a business plan, or to enhance the competitive position of an organisation.

% Coursework 20%
% Final Exam 80%