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Module

CEG3003 : Engineering Ethics and Sustainability

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Jaime Amezaga
  • Lecturer: Dr Oliver Heidrich
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To understand the need for a high level of professional and ethical conduct in engineering.
To develop awareness of the impact of engineering practice in a global and social context.
To understand the requirements for engineering activities to promote sustainable development.

Students will gain an understanding of the ethical and professional challenges for the current practice of civil engineering with an awareness of the global and social context within the framework of sustainable development.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module provides an understanding of the global and social context of civil engineering taking ethics and sustainability as the main reference points. A number of participative lectures will introduce some of the key topics to achieve this aim. The topics include an overview of global challenges, in-depth revision of the concept of sustainability and the role of ethics in engineering and finances. Some particular tools and approaches will be presented such as planning for sustainability, social impact assessment, corporate social responsibilty and institutional analysis. Team of students will also explore particular case studies which they will present and debate with the whole group.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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Timetable