Primarily intended for undergraduate students of all disciplines of engineering and students of computer applications (MCA), this book is a comprehensive exposition of the values and ethical principles that one needs to adopt to become a responsible and accountable professional.
The book is organized in nine chapters that addresses the three broad areas of concern—values, ethics, and sustainable development. It first discusses the prevalent concept of values in human society, the various types of values, and the crisis of values that seems to be engulfing the contemporary society. The concept of ethics, the various ethical values, and the ethical requirements for a professional in the modern workplace are highlighted in detail. The ramifications of industrialization, the respective roles of science, technology and engineering, as well as the need for preservation of the environment and the use of eco-friendly technologies are explained. Finally, the ethical issues involved in the management of resources are discussed.
A number of case studies have been provided in the book to enable a clear understanding of the topics presented. Each chapter contains short answer as well as long answer questions to test the students’ grasp of the underlying concepts.