Introduction to Software Engineering and Ethics.

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1)What is Software quality?

  • The degree to which a system,component or process meets specified requirements.

2)What is Ethics?

  • Moral responsibility to do the right thing.
  • Meaning—> Ethics is concerned with what is good for individuals and society.

3)What is Engineering?

  • “Engineering is a creative process of synthesizing and implementing the knowledge and experience of humanity to enhance the welfare,health and safety of all members of the community,with due regard to the environment in which they live and the sustainability of the resources employed”-The Institute of Engineers,Australia (2000 Code of Ethics)
  • In simple Terms—>Engineering is the application of scientific knowledge to solving in the real world.

4)Are software engineers,engineers?

  • Yes,because software engineering is the application of a systematic,disciplined, quantifiable approach to the development,operation and maintenance of software and that is the application of engineering to software.

5)As IT professionals, what is the right thing to do?

  • Develop something good.
  • Develop software to improve quality of the life of people by focusing on quality,reliability etc.

6)Why do we care about ethics?

*By Ethics Considerations

  • Because if software doesn’t work properly human live is at risk.

eg:- Special interests,large corporations and government offices can waste       taxpayer’s money inappropriately.

 *By Social Considerations

  • If software engineers are careless and just do their job,

*Lots of failures will be there in the software.

*Hindering the development of the field.

7)Who care about ethics?


  • They expect the company do the right thing for the money invested & come up with satisfactory.
  • eg:-Customers

  • They are legally responsible to do the right thing by focusing on quality,reliability & safety.
  •  Also,to do projects in an accountable.
Professional Societies

  • There should be guidelines which serves as a basis for ethical decision making in the conduct of professional work.
  • ·eg:-
    *Australian Computer Society[ACS]
    *British Computer Society[BCS]
    *Institute of Electrical and Electronic engineers[IEEE]
    *Institute of Engineers Australia [IEAust]

**Don’t forget to refer Code of Ethics by IEEE and ACS .

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