The Value Potential of an Engineer in a High-Tech Environment and Digitalization of the Economy


  • Adrian MIKHAILOV Moscow Aviation Institute
  • Alexey TIKHONOV Moscow Aviation Institute
  • Gevorg MARGAROV State Engineering University of Armenia



higher education, value orientations, engineering activity, high technology, digital economy


The article examines the socio-philosophical aspects of the formation of value orientations of modern engineering personnel in the context of high technologies and the digitalization of the economy. We analyzed such philosophical concepts as: “value”, “value orientation”, “engineer”, “engineering”, “technical culture”. Particular attention is paid to the consideration of the social functions of engineering in modern society. The mechanisms of the formation of value orientations of future engineers in higher education are considered. The conclusion is made that in conditions of high technologies, the functions of engineering activity change. In particular, the predictive function of the engineer is increasing, as well as the requirement for his social and environmental responsibility. The process of forming the value orientations of the future engineer is particularly influenced by social, humanitarian and philosophical education, which contributes to the interiorization of information about such values that are necessary for successful professional and civic activities: life, health, morality, peace, preservation of the environment, professionalism, communication, humanism.


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Author Biographies

Adrian MIKHAILOV, Moscow Aviation Institute

PhD in Sociology, Associate Professor of Department “Human Resource Management” of the Moscow Aviation Institute, Russian Federation. His areas of interest include sociology of education, socio-humanitarian training of engineering personnel, social aspects of personnel management. Mikhailov A. is the author of 4 monographs and 54 scientific articles. Recent publications: “The Social Significance of Engineering Activities in the Works of P.K. Engelmeyer” and “Tasks of HR-Activities in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic”.

Alexey TIKHONOV, Moscow Aviation Institute

PhD in Technical Sciences, Associate Professor, Head of the Department “Human Resource Management” of the Moscow Aviation Institute, Russian Federation. His areas of interest include company personnel management, various aspects of education management, as well as complex scientific research based on an interdisciplinary approach. Tikhonov A. is the author of 8 monographs and more than 450 scientific articles. Recent publications: “Higher Education in Russia: Challenges of the Time and a Look into the Future”, “Psychological Features of the Personality of Students Of Different Specialties”, and “Socio-Economic Development of Russia”.

Gevorg MARGAROV, State Engineering University of Armenia

PhD in Technical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department “Information Security and Software Development” of the State Engineering University of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia. His areas of interest include information security, digital economy, artificial intelligence, education management. Margarov G. is the author of 5 monographs and over 170 scientific articles, including 15 articles in SCOPUS and Web of Science. Latest publications: “Educational Potential of Internet Communications”, “Interdisciplinary Competencies Needed for Engineers in the Digital Economy”, and “Effectiveness of implementing Practice-Oriented Higher Education Programs Based on Stakeholders Feedback”.


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How to Cite

MIKHAILOV, A., TIKHONOV, A., & MARGAROV, G. (2022). The Value Potential of an Engineer in a High-Tech Environment and Digitalization of the Economy. WISDOM, 21(1), 86–92.