Reading list

This reading list has been prepared by the Institution’s Ethics Panel to help promote the concept of ethical engineering and raise awareness amongst our members and the wider industry. It is intended to provide advice and guidance in the area of engineering ethics and is not an exhaustive list. If you would like to suggest additional titles the Ethics Panel are happy to consider them.

  1. Code of Conduct and Guidance Notes 
    The Institution of Structural Engineers. The PDF is available for download.
  2. Statement of Ethical Principles for the Engineering Profession
    The Engineering Council and the Royal Academy of Engineering have produced a statement of ethical principles to guide engineering practice. The PDF is available for download and can be found on the Engineering Council website.
  3. Justice: What’s the right thing to do?
    Sandel, Michael J. (2010), Penguin
  4. Ethics: A Very Short Introduction 
    Blackburn, Simon (2003), Oxford University Press
  5. Engineering Ethics in Practice: A guide for engineers 
    The Royal Academy of Engineering have produced a set of case studies drawn from real engineers' experience that shows the relevance of the ethical principles to engineering practice. The PDF is available for download and can be found on the Royal Academy of Engineering website.
  6. Engineering Ethics: Some Current Issues
    Uff, John (2002), Ingenia online, available online or for download.
  7. Engineering Ethics: Principles and Cases
    Uff, John (2002), Ingenia online, available online or for download.
  8. The Engineer's Public Duty - The Role of Institutions
    Uff, John (2003), Ingenia online, available online or for download.
  9. Engineering Ethics: Real World Case Studies
    Starrett, Steven K.; Lara, Amy L.; Bertha, Carlos (2017), American Society of Civil Engineers.
    Available from the Institution E-Library.

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