An Ethical Stance: Engineering Curricula Designed for Social Responsibility

de Vere, I, Melles, G and Kapoor, A 2011, 'An Ethical Stance: Engineering Curricula Designed for Social Responsibility', in Steve Culley, Ben Hicks, Tim McAloone, Thomas Howard, Bill Ion (ed.) DS 68-8: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 11), Impacting Society through Engineering Design, Vol. 8: Design Education, Copenhagen, Denmark, 15-19 August 2011, pp. 216-225.


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Title An Ethical Stance: Engineering Curricula Designed for Social Responsibility
Author(s) de Vere, I
Melles, G
Kapoor, A
Year 2011
Conference name 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 11)
Conference location Copenhagen, Denmark
Conference dates 15-19 August 2011
Proceedings title DS 68-8: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 11), Impacting Society through Engineering Design, Vol. 8: Design Education
Editor(s) Steve Culley, Ben Hicks, Tim McAloone, Thomas Howard, Bill Ion
Publisher Design Society
Place of publication Denmark
Start page 216
End page 225
Total pages 10
Abstract Engineering must provide the global community with socially responsible, ethical and sustainable design solutions. The potential for engineering designers to contribute positively to the betterment of society, through product service systems that provide opportunities for sustainable development, enhance societal well-being and empower communities to be self determining, must be realised. This will require the engineering community to take leadership roles in product design and development and to engage with emerging economies to deliver appropriate designs and sustainable technologies. Social responsibility and sustainability will need to be at the forefront of product design and development and more importantly, integrated throughout engineering education. As global designers, engineering graduates must be ethical and responsible, fully cognizant of the consequences of their professional activities, their potential for global societal contribution and their responsibilities to all stakeholders and communities. Opportunities exist for well considered curricula to drive new engineering paradigms and determine attitudinal change amongst the next engineering designers.
Subjects Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Keyword(s) socially responsible design
ethical design
engineering curriculum
sustainability
Copyright notice © 2011 The Design Society
ISBN 9781904670285
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