Social, Economic and Environmental Context

The ability to see enginnering in a business environment and the consideration of ethical issues.

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Commercial awareness is one of the key skills that employers look for in engineering graduates, and yet it is often an area that students tend to dismiss as being insignificant.

  • How well do you understand the pressures of the business environment and its impact on engineering practice?
  • How might conflicts of interest arise between the needs of the company, the client and the environment?