School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    IT Professionalism and Practice
  • Unit Code

    CSI6113
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    20
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mr David Michael COOK

Description

The unit will provide an introduction to what it means to be an IT professional. In particular, it will provide an understanding of what is expected of an IT professional in terms of how to advise organisations about technology related matters and generally the role and contribution of an IT professional to the organisation. It is assumed that good IT practice stems from solid professional and ethical valuesso all discussions and activities in this unit will ensure that these aspects are to the fore.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded CSI5108

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse a wide selection of legal issues associated with IT.
  2. Communicate and describe the types of role an IT professional may undertake in an organisation.
  3. Demonstrate ethical values and show how these affect stakeholder relationships.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of professional standards, values and expectations.
  5. Demonstrate the necessary interpersonal and communication skills necessary to operate effectively as an IT professional in a globalised industry.
  6. Identify currentissues in IT and demonstrate linkage with the role of IT in organisations.
  7. Plan how the introduction and use of IT might affect an organisation and how pitfalls might be overcome.
  8. Synthesise and evaluate strategies for innovation and entrepreneurship in IT.

Unit Content

  1. Australian Computer Society Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics.
  2. Current issues in IT: globalisation, online business, CRM, KM.
  3. Entreprenuership and Leadership: environmental scanning and innovation for IT, role of IT in organisational transformation, IT /business alignment, strategic issues.
  4. Ethical issues: standards, codes of conduct and practice, confidentiality.
  5. Learning organisations: culture (role, task, person, power) and computing, change management of IT.
  6. Legal issues: contracts, copyright, competitive tendering, negligence, freedom of information, the Internet, viruses, cyberwarfare.
  7. Personal skill development: facilitation, negotiation, team-building and participative techniques, use of diagrams, presentations, report-writing, group-working.
  8. Professional issues: stakeholder relationships, stakeholder development, professional standards, professional associations, professional practice, professional development, mentoring, networking.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Learning will be facilitated through seminars, workshops, case studies, group syndicates, peer group discussions, debates, team-building activities.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
Research Paper ^Research Essay30%
Report ^Group Report30%
ExaminationEnd of Semester Examination40%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
Research PaperResearch Essay30%
ReportGroup Report30%
ExaminationEnd of Semester Examination40%

^ Mandatory to Pass


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    IT Professionalism and Practice
  • Unit Code

    CSI6113
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    20
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mr David Michael COOK

Description

The unit will provide an introduction to what it means to be an IT professional. In particular, it will provide an understanding of what is expected of an IT professional in terms of how to advise organisations about technology related matters and generally the role and contribution of an IT professional to the organisation. It is assumed that good IT practice stems from solid professional and ethical valuesso all discussions and activities in this unit will ensure that these aspects are to the fore.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded CSI5108

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse a wide selection of legal issues associated with IT.
  2. Communicate and describe the types of role an IT professional may undertake in an organisation.
  3. Demonstrate ethical values and show how these affect stakeholder relationships.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of professional standards, values and expectations.
  5. Demonstrate the necessary interpersonal and communication skills necessary to operate effectively as an IT professional in a globalised industry.
  6. Identify currentissues in IT and demonstrate linkage with the role of IT in organisations.
  7. Plan how the introduction and use of IT might affect an organisation and how pitfalls might be overcome.
  8. Synthesise and evaluate strategies for innovation and entrepreneurship in IT.

Unit Content

  1. Australian Computer Society Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics.
  2. Current issues in IT: globalisation, online business, CRM, KM.
  3. Entreprenuership and Leadership: environmental scanning and innovation for IT, role of IT in organisational transformation, IT /business alignment, strategic issues.
  4. Ethical issues: standards, codes of conduct and practice, confidentiality.
  5. Learning organisations: culture (role, task, person, power) and computing, change management of IT.
  6. Legal issues: contracts, copyright, competitive tendering, negligence, freedom of information, the Internet, viruses, cyberwarfare.
  7. Personal skill development: facilitation, negotiation, team-building and participative techniques, use of diagrams, presentations, report-writing, group-working.
  8. Professional issues: stakeholder relationships, stakeholder development, professional standards, professional associations, professional practice, professional development, mentoring, networking.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Learning will be facilitated through seminars, workshops, case studies, group syndicates, peer group discussions, debates, team-building activities.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
Research Paper ^Research Essay30%
Report ^Group Report30%
ExaminationEnd of Semester Examination40%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
Research PaperResearch Essay30%
ReportGroup Report30%
ExaminationEnd of Semester Examination40%

^ Mandatory to Pass

Core Reading(s)

  • Reynolds, G. W. (2014). Ethics in Information Technology. (5th ed.). Boston: Cengage.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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