48210 Interrogating Technology: Sustainability, Environment and Social Change6cp; 3hpw (tutorial); weekly
Requisite(s): ( 48250 Economics and Finance for Engineering Projects OR ((25115 Economics for Business OR 23115 Economics for Business)))
This subject focuses on developing engineering students' approaches to understanding the interactions between engineering and society from a philosophical, sociological and political perspective. The subject introduces students to theoretical frameworks and research tools for researching these interactions, with a particular focus on exploring stakeholders’ different perspectives on complex issues and how these relate to different policy positions. Case studies of new technologies and engineering projects are examined to ground the learning in students engineering contexts.
Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus
Detailed subject description.