Module information on this degree can be found below, separated by year of study.

The module information below applies for the current academic year. The academic year runs from August to July; the 'current year' switches over at the end of July.

Students select optional courses subject to rules specified in the Mechanical Engineering Student Handbook,  for example at most three Design and Business courses. Please note that numbers are limited on some optional courses and selection criteria will apply.

Engineering Ethics

Module aims

To remind students, as they undertake their first large-scale group project, of the need to consider ethical issues and the social context of engineering.

ECTS units:  zero.

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify ethical issues related to an engineering project
  • Justify an ethical stance

Module syllabus

Case Study: Crude oil extraction in the fictional state of Capistan.

Teaching methods

One day business game

Summary of student timetabled hours




Business game






Contributes to Conduct of Task Assessment for ME3-hDMT

If Business Game is missed students will be given relevant reading material and set a 2000 word essay.

Module leaders

Dr Julie Varley