Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

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

Subject Information
Subject Code MCS9201
Subject Name Professional Practice & Ethics
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence ITCS908
Assessment Essay 50% Seminar 20% Group Project 30% 4. Workbook 20% 5. Group Report 30%
General Subject No.
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  
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.
Availability Not Available in 2017

Subject Description
This subject provides students with a real-world approach to Information and Communication Security Issues. Both managerial and technical aspects are addressed. The subject will cover the need for security, professional and regulatory considerations, security technology, physical security, information security, and personnel issues. Students will be required to engage in problem solving activities that apply the principles learned in the subject, and will also be required to acquire knowledge of current practice and technologies.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Understand the significance of information security.
2. Investigate and analyse security requirements.
3. Design logical and physical security solutions.
4. Know how to implement security programs in an organisation.

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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