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.

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.