The Royal Academy of Engineering has published a new guide for engineers on engineering ethics.
Engineering ethics in practice: a guide for engineers aims to support engineers in addressing the ethical issues they face by helping them identify, analyse and respond effectively to the challenges that the issues raise.
“Engineering is only enriched when we pay more attention to ethics,” says Richard Maudsley CBE FREng, chairman of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s engineering ethics working group.
“Our intention is not to add ethics as an extra demand on already overburdened professionals. Rather we want to show that ethical considerations are already hard-wired into the decisions we take as engineers and that these can be dealt with confidently and with the same rigorous standards of evidence and rationality that we are used to applying to our work.”