Ethics for Engineers

Engineers can be confronted with ethical dilemmas at any point in their careers.
  • If you help build a technology that is then used by others in questionable ways – are you responsible?
  • What should you do if you suspect a colleague to be working outside the bounds of their competence?
  • If there is a conflict of interest between your voluntary and professional roles, how should you act?

This course provides you with the expertise to deal with these – and many other – ethical dilemmas. It means you can meet the public’s expectations of you as a professional, stepping up to crucial decisions and making them for the good of society.

On this course you will learn to:

  • tackle difficult workplace situations with confidence
  • make and assert decisions, which you can justify using ethical principles
  • understand and apply professional codes of conduct
  • recognise the impact of your work and your responsibilities to society, the environment and profession, as well as to your company and clients
  • develop critical thinking and reasoning skills.

Alignment with UK-SPEC competence:

E: Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment.

Course availability

Location Dates Duration Course code
London 28 September 2017 1 day EFEILO

Book now

Book by 28 July for the Early Bird rate

Alternatively, fill in our booking form and return it to pdcourses@theiet.org.

Terms and conditions of booking.


Member Price

Early Bird (two months in advance) £425

Standard £475

N.B. Prices subject to VAT

Non-Member Price

Early Bird (two months in advance) £525

Standard £595

N.B. Prices subject to VAT

Who should attend?

Engineers and technicians at any stage in their career, who want to make ethical decisions and assert their ethical principles in discussions with stakeholders.

This course is relevant for engineers and technicians who are working towards section E of the UK-SPEC to become professionally registered. It can guide them in demonstrating professional conduct in the workplace.

Course programme

  • What does being part of a profession mean?
  • Arguing in ethics
  • Responsible leadership
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Respect for life, law and the public good

Throughout the day, facilitated discussion of problems and case studies will enable you to practise identifying and dealing with ethical issues.

Related courses

If you would like to book 5 delegates or more on to this course you may benefit from having this course delivered in-company

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