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Ethics and inclusion in engineering: share your experience

Published: 18/05/2022

Composite image - Royal Academy of Engineering logo and text reads 'we're here to listen - share your experiences with us. Engineering ethics audit: complete our survey and help us understand the views of uk engineers and technicians.'The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) is surveying engineering professionals across the UK to find out their experiences of engineering ethics, inclusion and work culture.

There are two surveys currently open: the Engineering Ethics Audit and the Inclusive Cultures Research Survey.

The Engineering Ethics Audit is a survey of engineering professionals working in the UK, and is one of the actions from the ‘Engineering Ethics: Maintaining society's trust in the engineering profession’ report.

The report, published by the Engineering Ethics Reference Group (EERG, a joint group of the Engineering Council and RAEng), aims to help ensure ethical culture and practice become embedded in the engineering profession. You can find out more about EERG, watch the launch webinar for the ‘Engineering Ethics’ report and read the ‘Statement of Ethical Principles’ on our Ethics page.

If you are a UK engineer or technician, RAEng wants to hear about your views. It should take around 15 minutes to share your opinion and experience of ethical practice in engineering in an online survey.  

Take the survey, which closes on 13 June.

The Inclusive Cultures Research survey, open until 27 May, forms part of RAEng’s wider research project to better understand the culture of engineering and create an environment where all engineers thrive. All contributions and valuable insights will help build a more equal and inclusive profession better able to serve the needs of society.

The two questions the project is seeking to answer are:

  • to what extent do engineers with different diversity characteristics feel included within the profession, and
  • has the way in which engineers with different diversity characteristics feel changed since 2017?

This research is a follow up to the research that RAEng commissioned in 2017, into whether engineers with different diversity characteristics felt included in the profession, culminating in the first ‘Creating cultures where all engineers thrive’ report. RAEng are revisiting this, assessing what changes can be identified since the original research and whether progress has been made.

The results and recommendations from the project will be available from RAEng in Autumn 2022.

Complete the survey, which should take around 15 minutes (please be aware that you will need to submit your responses in one sitting).