Engineering in Society

Course Code: ENGI 1020

Academic Year: 2021-2022

This course is a broad-based introduction to the sociotechnical complexities of engineering practice. Drawing examples from multiple disciplines of engineering, students learn the impact of engineering decisions on society as well the societal factors that influence decisions in engineering settings. They identify the professional responsibilities of engineers in working with different communities as well as the ethical, environmental and safety implications of their decisions. Students engage in various learning activities, including guest speakers, case studies, group project activities, and individual reflections. They have an opportunity to do a mini-research project in an area of interest guided by structured inquiry learning activities.