Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology

Subject Information
Subject Code IACT201
Subject Name Professional Practice & Ethics
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 24cp @100 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence ISIT301
Assessment Essay 40% Seminar 20% Group Project 20% Online quiz 20%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Students should use the SMP OnLine Tutorial System (via SOLS) to enrol in Tutorial/laboratory groups for this subject. Once enrolments are open a link to the subject will appear in Tutorial Enrolments.

Subject Availability
Session SIM Session 2  (01-04-2017 to 08-06-2017)
Campus Singapore Institute of Management
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Jun Yan
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Casey Chow
Instance Comment  
Census Date 14-04-2017

Subject Description
This subject covers the body of ideas and commonly held principles that broadly apply to ethical behaviour in the information technology environment. IACT201 will examine the social and ethical implications of information technologies as they apply to citizens and information technology professionals. It will present legal, regulatory, social and ethical perspectives on the use of such technologies through topics of intellectual property, privacy, networking, security, reliability. The inclusion of a professional ethics is to prepare students for careers in the information technology industry. The extent to which technological advancements have altered societal expectations is also examined.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Identify the privacy, legal and security issues related to the introduction of information and communication technologies.
2. Explain solutions to security and privacy problems arising from the introduction of technology.
3. Evaluate the impact of information technologies through the application of ethical frameworks.
4. Explain the role of professional ethics codes of conduct.

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
Excellent results in this subject may result in an award. For further information please go to the following web page

Textbook Information
Quinn, Michael J., 2005, Ethics for the Information Age, 2nd Ed International, Pearson/Addison-Wesley
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