Ethics and the UN Sustainable Development Goals: The Case for Comprehensive Engineering: Commentary on “Using Student Engagement to Relocate Ethics to the Core of the Engineering Curriculum”

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Abstract

In the twenty-first century, the urgent problems the world is facing (the UN Sustainable Development Goals) are increasingly related to vast and intricate ‘systems of systems’, which comprise both socio-technical and eco-systems. In order for engineers to adequately and responsibly respond to these problems, they cannot focus on only one technical or any other aspect in isolation, but must adopt a wider and multidisciplinary perspective of these systems, including an ethical and social perspective. Engineering curricula should therefore focus on what we call ‘comprehensive engineering’. Comprehensive engineering implies ethical coherence, consilience of scientific disciplines, and cooperation between parties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Comprehensive engineering
  • Engineering ethics
  • Global systems science
  • Responsible research and innovation
  • Sustainable development
  • Sustainable development goals

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