Engineering Ethics Short Course - Unit 1: Professionalism and Codes of Ethics
This unit introduces the topics of engineering ethics and examines professionalism and codes of ethics in engineering and how these relate to engineers’ professional duties and to the practice of the profession.
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Describe key debates concerning the nature of a profession and the utility of codes of ethics.
Assess the merits of arguments for and against “the professions” and professional codes of ethics.
Apply these ideas to the context of engineering via real world examples.