SEE4001 - Engineers in Society

Offering Academic Unit
School of Energy and Environment
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2018/19
Semester B 2019/20 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

The course is designed to provide students with knowledge in the role of professional engineers in practice and their responsibilities towards the profession, colleagues, employers, clients, the public and the contemporary society. Eminent professionals are invited to deliver some of the lectures, aiming to provide students with an insight into the roles and responsibilities of practicing professional engineers at work.  It aims to enable students to:

1.    Appreciate the historical context of modern technology and the nature of the process whereby technology develops and its relationship between technology and environment and the implied social costs and benefits.
2.    Explain the social, political, legal, economic and ethical responsibility and accountability of a profession in engineering and the organizational activities of professional engineering institutions.
3.    Know about the major safety, health, environment, ecology and sustainability considerations which influence engineering judgements.
4.    Have knowledge of the capacity of energy and environmental engineers in the innovative development of green and low carbon economy.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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