WM0324LR Ethics and Engineering for Aerospace
This is an MSc profile course. This course describes and analyses the responsibility of engineers in the light of philosophical, historical and juridical backgrounds. Topics covered include 1) Description and analysis of the problems encountered by engineers who want to act responsibly; 2) Codes of ethics for engineers. 3) Argumentation and reasoning. 4) Uncertainty, ignorance, risks, and their implications for responsible behaviour. 5) (Philosophical) ethics, the foundation of (criteria) for good and bad, right and wrong, responsible and irresponsible behaviour; 6) Responsibility within and of organizations; 7) the role of law. Since 2021, I act as a tutor and essay supervisor for the course in every Q3.