There seems to be a clear scientific issue with the ethical dimension... Take nanotechnology as an example, and apply it to electronics. So we get nanoelectronics. This gives us tiny, better circuitry, and we can develop much better sensors. Which could have a whole host of applications in the health field. But what if it is used for an electronic system for smart bombs ? Engineering should provide the solutions to the problems of society and humanity. We need to reintegrate ethics in decision making in engineering education.
And then there is the whole issue of the use of the discoveries. Everybody agrees to give memory enhancing drugs to patients who need them. But what about giving it to your kids to help them in school ? My body, myself ? or maybe regulation become the norm in education, and not only in sports.