Skills Development of Professional Ethics in Engineering Degrees in the European Higher Education Area

  • Lidia SanchezEmail author
  • Javier Alfonso-Cendón
  • Hilde Pérez
  • Héctor Quintián
  • Emilio Corchado
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 527)


In this paper, an experience to approach the competence about ethical aspects of the profession is presented. Following an existing methodology, several cases are presented to the students in order to determine if people involved have had a professional or ethical behaviour. Codes of professional ethics or conduct have been also discussed with the students. The experience has been successful since students have actively participated and valued the methodology positively. This solves the lack of prior training in these ethical aspects.


Skills acquisition Competence development Professional ethics Professional conduct 



This work would have not been possible without the full cooperation of the students and faculty from the University of León who kindly participated in this experience.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lidia Sanchez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Javier Alfonso-Cendón
    • 1
  • Hilde Pérez
    • 1
  • Héctor Quintián
    • 2
  • Emilio Corchado
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical, Computer and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of LeonLeonSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Informática y AutomáticaUniversidad de SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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