Engineering Ethics 2.0
Rather than delegating moral reflection to ‘moral experts’, engineers should cultivate their own moral expertise. They have a key moral responsibility in the design process of risky technologies, as they have the technical expertise and are at the cradle of new developments. Engineers can reduce the risks of a technological product by developing a different design. .. They should work to cultivate their moral emotions and sensitivity, in order to be engaged in morally responsible engineering.― Prof. Dr. Sabine Roeser
Bachelor level: Basic competencies in ethics (and philosophy of science, scientific integrity and diversity) preferably through teaching lines, possibly by stand-alone course. Embedding ethics into standard curriculum, involving exemplary cases, connected to fitting, existing courses, cooperation with teachers of respective faculties, use online teaching material.
'Teaching the co-teachers’ will be provided by the Ethics and Philosophy of Technology Section.
Master's level: Specialized master course for students of all Faculties, not necessarily organized by program, but instead creating a palette of more thematic courses.
Examples of thematic courses:
•Geoengineering and Space ethics
•Risk and safety ethics
•Robotics/AI and ethics
•Biotechnology and ethics
•Health technology and ethics
•(Urban) design ethics
•Ethics of transportation technology and logistics
•Responsible Innovation and Value Sensitive Design
•Engineering Ethics (general)
For students who have not had ethics training in the BSc (eg because they come from another university): they are required to acquire the necessary background knowledge prior to attending their MSc-ethics course (eg through online learning environment).