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About this course

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Want to learn how to identify and solve every day ethical issues in engineering and science? If yes, this is the course for you! Ethics plays an integral role when it comes to engineering and science practice. This course teaches traditional preventive ethics but emphasizes aspirational ethics.

The learning objectives of this course are as follows:

  1. To recognize the significant social and environmental impact of engineering/scientific solutions.
  2. To apply a practical seven-step ethical guide to real-world cases.
  3. To critique, analyze, and develop best ethical solutions across micro- to meta- levels toward real-world problems.
  4. To understand how one behaves in an organization professionally as an ethical engineer.



1. 科学技術が人間社会や環境に与える影響を吟味することにより、技術者が重視すべき価値について理解し、これを共有しようとする態度を育成する。

2. 科学技術者が直面する可能性のある具体的な倫理問題の検討を通して、倫理的意思決定のための具体的な方法(セブン・ステップ・ガイド)を修得する。

3. 倫理的な科学技術者が、社会の福利に貢献できるだけでなく、自らの「よく生きること(well-being)」を維持し、高めることができることを理解する。

4. 具体的な事例の検討を通して、組織のなかで技術者がいかに行動すべきかを理解する。

5. 具体的な事例を分析するスキルを修得する。

Please note that slides in English will be available within the course.

What you'll learn

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  • The social and environmental impact engineering has on society
  • Aspirational ethics and preventive ethics
  • Values which scientists and engineers share  
  • A method for ethical decision making
  • Case analysis skills


  • 技術的な解決が、人間社会や環境に与える影響
  • 「志向倫理」と「予防倫理」
  • 科学技術者が共有すべき価値
  • 倫理的意思決定の方法
  • 事例分析スキル

Meet your instructors

Jun Fudano
Tokyo Institute of Technology

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