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 ISIT301
Subject Name Professional Practice & Ethics
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 24cp @200 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence IACT201
Assessment Essay 40% Seminar 20% Group Project 20% Online quiz 20%
General Subject Yes.

Subject Description
This subject covers the body of ideas and commonly held principles that broadly apply to ethical behaviour in the information technology environment. ISIT301 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.