Professional Issues in Information Technology
Navigate the maze of social, legal, ethical, privacy and business issues that ICT professionals face. Understand standards, codes of conduct, and legal obligations. Realise privacy, security and copyright impacts of ICT on people and organisations.
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Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:
- Develop and present a resolved project outcome which synthesises an understanding of ethical and socio-technical challenges faced by an ICT professional
- Evaluate the role of standards, codes of conduct and legislative/regulatory obligations on the level of professionalism of the ICT industry
- Review the roles and responsibilities of ICT professionals in organisations and society from a range of perspectives such as work-life balance, mentoring and life-long learning
- Communicate effectively as a professional and function as an effective leader or member of a diverse team.
- Ethics and professionalism, including the philosophical foundations of professional ethics
- Formal codes of ethics and codes of conduct and their impact on the work and behaviour of ICT professionals
- Understanding industry drivers, ICT trends within industries and interconnectedness between industries focusing on Australian industry
- Professionals' roles and responsibilities, professional work behaviours and attitudes including a focus on the structure of ICT work
- Business compliance imperatives and the implications for ICT professionals
- Issues in both employee and contractor relationships, including responsibilities and management issues involved in providing IT contracting services
- Social impacts of ICT, including understanding the impacts of ICT on end-users & consumers(with an emphasis on privacy, security & copyright matters)
- Life-long learning and career development as it relates to sound professional practice
Students must have completed 16 subjects (200 credit points) in Information Systems prior to enrolling into this subject.
No additional requirements
The subject aims to assist students in identifying and understanding issues relating to the personal and organisational application of ICT with particular emphasis on ethics and privacy.
Students will develop a sense of professional responsibility through exploring professional codes of ethics articulated by professional accrediting bodies.
Students will explore a range of social, legal, ethical and business issues that ICT professionals face in their careers.
- Individual (20-30%)
- Group (30-50%)
- Group and Individual (10-20%)
- Individual (20-30%)