Globally responsible virtual programme
We have partnered with Forage to design the Globally Responsible Engineering programme aimed at upskilling those within the engineering community on globally responsible practices.
Engineering has played a significant role – both good and bad – in getting humankind and the planet to where we are today. Typically, the engineering community still relies on unsustainable practices and materials, with limited consideration of the broader impact. The building and construction sector alone is responsible for 38% of global emissions whilst there continues to be vast inequality across the world.
This has to change. We need to move away from outdated working methods and prioritising profit over people and the planet. At Engineers Without Borders UK, we are working to reach the tipping point to ensure a safe and just future for all by inspiring, upskilling and driving change to put global responsibility at the heart of engineering.
During this course, aimed at those both in the sector or interested in what the profession has to offer, participants will interrogate the role of engineering, learn about the principles of global responsibility, how to encourage participatory and inclusive outcomes in practice and critically reflect on your role in ensuring a more safe and just future for all.
“This course may be one of the most eye-opening virtual experiences that I’ve taken part in. [It] is unique in the way that it tackles the ethics of our engineering work, which is rarely being discussed in standard courses […].”
What does the programme consist of?
The programme consists of four hypothetical tasks that explore the four principles of globally responsible engineering: responsible, purposeful, inclusive and regenerative.
What skills will I gain?
The tasks will help you develop crucial skills in problem-solving, critical thinking and communication and unpack topics such as ethics, participatory and inclusive approaches and consider the role of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals in the context of engineering.
How long will it take?
It will take at least 5-6 hours to complete. However, this is a self-paced programme so the specific time spent will depend on the amount of time you spend on each task.
Who is the programme for?
The programme is designed for those interested in, entering or already part of the engineering sector, from any industry. We believe the crucial skills and awareness gained during this programme are widely transferable across industries and areas of work.
What happens when I finish the programme?
Upon completion of the programme, participants will receive a certificate signed by our Chief executive that can be shared across social media and added to résumés.