About the Journal

Ethics and sustainability considerations are critical to the engineering profession. These aspects are incorporated in the Engineering New Zealand Code of Ethical Conduct, with a best practice paper being formulated along the lines of the UK Engineering Council’s Guidance on Sustainability. They are also specified in the International Engineering Agreements Graduate Attributes and Competencies that are the basis for accreditation of engineering programmes under the Washington Accord through the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) and the International Engineering Alliance (IEA). Accordingly, the accredited undergraduate Bachelor of Engineering with Honours degree offered at Te Wāhanga Ahunui Pūkaha–Wellington Faculty of Engineering requires all students in the Cybersecurity, Electrical and Electronic, and Software Engineering majors to complete a 400-level course in Professional Practice. A component of the course focusses on ethics, sustainability and the importance of Mātauranga Māori in the context of Aotearoa–New Zealand. This symposium is a collection of papers and presentations of the final year engineering students at Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington. The papers and presentations are categorised according to the three majors offered in the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours—BE(Hons).