COVERAGE

1 Human Values 2 Understanding Ethics 3 Moral Reasoning 4 Engineering as Social Responsibility 5 Engineers’ Responsibility 6 Global Issues 7 Ethical Audits

ENGINEERING ETHICS
Owes its origin not only to lack of Ethics that led to Engineering disasters but also to day - to - day Ethical of Behaviour expected

Engineering Professionals

Disasters can be averted when Ethics are Followed Religiously

FACTORS IDENTIFIE D for DISASTERS

• Over confidence ( Titanic ) • Impatience ( Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion )
• Negligence & Poor

On December 3, 1984, Union Carbide's pesticidemfg plant in Bhopal, India leaked 42 tons of the deadly gas Methyl iso cynate into a sleeping village - killing 2 500 and injuring 2 00 000 people

Factors Contributed to Disaster • Three service protective systems : out of

• Plant was Understaffed due to Costs • Very High Inventory of MIC, an extremely toxic material • The accident morning occurred in the early

• Most of the People killed lived in a shanty

MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS

MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS

MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS

MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS

• Presupposes understanding of Human Nature & Values • Values Unique, Template to provide Personal us & with a Moral

ETHICS

others & ourselves

• Values – an inbuilt mechanism that distinguishes right from wrong

NEED TO TEACH

ETHICS !!

• Growing concern on deteriorating values ( deviation from right ) • Justification of Wrong Actions • Scale & Power of Technology reached alarming heights • “Ethical Fitness” is the need of the hour • Trends in Student Violence & cynicism ( lack of moral values )

• Quality of work – life in any organization influenced values greatly

by Ethical & moral prevalent in that

organization • Decision making purely

WHAT TO TEACH IN ETHICS?
• To start with, “Moral Values” • Right & Wrong • Commercially Right & Ethically Wrong • Problem Solving • Decision Making ( Correct )

VIRTUES EXPECTE Dor TO BE DEVELOPED
• Right Conduct (Tool of Body) • Peace ( Tool of Mind ) • Truth • Love

WHAT YOUNG PEOPLE SHALL BE TRAINED TO DO ?!
• See the world through the lens of Ethics • Understand Right & Wrong • Learn to tackle Difficult Right vs Right Ethical dilemmas • Understand importance of the Ethics Growing in a

technology driven world

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