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 MCS9303
Subject Name Social Informatics and the Workplace
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites MCS9102
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence ITCS923
Assessment individual and group reports
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
The impact of IT in the workplace extends far beyond the computer. This subject explores the issues of employee monitoring, outsourcing and business practices, equality and ethics, from the perspectives of employer and employee. From real world examples, this subject draws on current issues in these areas to enable students to explore issues that are likely to be faced upon entering employment.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Critically argue issues of social informatics in the workplace.
2. Conduct a competitive analysis of the marketplace on a workplace related IT issue.
3. Write guidelines/procedures for a company implementing new technology, taking into account the social impact.

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