Technology and Society, International Symposium on (2001)
July 6, 2001 to July 7, 2001
Stephen F. Johnston , University of Technology
David B. Eager , University of Technology
Abstract: This paper begins with a brief exploration of the rapid changes in the practice of engineering during the twentieth century, and particularly over its last few decades. Engineers now routinely work across national and cultural boundaries and in multi-disciplinary teams. While engineering practice draws on a range of technical knowledge and skills, it is also a social activity that continues to shape our modern world. Engineering practice underpins the increasingly global character of commerce and industry. Engineers need to understand and appreciate the nature and impact of their work in order to make an effective professional contribution to meeting the key challenge of the twenty-first century, global sustainability.
S. F. Johnston and D. B. Eager, "Engineering as Social and Ethical Practice: The Role of New Course Accreditation Requirements," Proceedings International Symposium on Technology and Society(ISTAS), Stamford, CT, USA, 2001, pp. 0221.