Today, more and more organizations are realizing the importance of practising ethics in their business dealings. And the engineering profession is no exception to this. For, any policy or practice that gives a go-by to professional ethics—which essen-tially entails fair and transparent dealings based on sound moral principles—cannot enjoy the confidence of the customer for long. It is in this context that a book on Engineering Ethics is so significant.
This compact and systematically organized text discusses, with great skill and expertise, the various approaches to the study of ethical behaviour, ethical theories, the moral dilemmas the professionals are faced with, value-based ethics and the engineers’ responsibility for safety and risk, collegiality and loyalty. Besides, the responsibilities of engineers in organizational setting, and global issues such as environmental ethics, computer ethics, and Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) are detailed and delineated.
The Case Studies lend a practical orientation to the book, and the Review Questions sharpen the analytical skills of the students. This is a must have book for students of engineering and management. Besides, professional engineers and managers will find a wealth of information in this timely study.
2. Moral Reasoning and Ethical Theories.
3. Engineering as Social Experimentation.
4. Engineers’ Responsibility for Safety and Risk.
5. Responsibilities and Rights.
6. Global Issues.
7. Ethical Audit.
1. Space Shuttle Challenger.
2. Bhopal Gas Tragedy.
3. The Three Mile Island Disaster.
4. The Chernobyl Disaster.
1. Institution of Engineers (India): Sample Codes of Ethics.
2. ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.