Tokyo Institute of Technology Free Online Course on Science and Engineering Ethics

Tokyo Institute of Technology is offering free online course on Science and Engineering Ethics. This course teaches traditional preventive ethics but emphasizes asp rational ethics.

In this six-week course, applicants will learn both traditional and asp rational ethics in science and engineering to improve human well-being. This course will start on June 28, 2017.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 2-3 hours pw
Subject: Engineering
Institution: Tokyo Institute of Technology and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $70
Session: Course Starts on June 28, 2017

Providers’ Details

Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) is the top research-based national university in Japan dedicated to science and engineering higher education with a history spanning over 130 years. Tokyo Tech consists of undergraduate and graduate programs, and many research laboratories spread over its three campuses in Tokyo and Yokohama.

About This Course

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.

Why Take This Course?

The learning objectives of this course are as follows:

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

Learning Outcomes

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


Jun Fudano

Jun is a Professor in the Institute for Liberal Arts as well as in the Department of Human and Social Sciences within the School of Environment and Society at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He received his B.A. in Liberal Arts (Physics) and M.A.



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