PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT

CSE3PE

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline

In this subject students undertake a comprehensive study of workplace practises related to the ICT industry and reflect heavily on their personal views and approaches to individual and team responsibilities. Students develop professional skills related to ethical and moral decision making and evaluate the social implications of their work and the broader global context. The subject is very interactive with guided discussions and debates. Specifically related to the La Trobe Global Citizenship Essential, the students embark on a series of learning activities and assessed tasks to broaden their understanding of different cultures and sensitivities relevant to engaging in the ICT sector. Students demonstrate and reflect on their skills in team leadership, intercultural communication, active listening and communication, conflict management and meeting behaviour.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorScott Mann

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree in college of Science, Health and Engineering.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects INT3PE, MGT2BCO, CSE2COM, CSE5PE

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply ethical theory to the resolution of ethical dilemmas in IT

Activities:
Lecture (Ethical theory), Class discussions, Ethical Case Assignment (or exam question(s))
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)

02. Develop a personal ethical framework for IT practice

Activities:
Class discussions, Ethical Case Assignment (or exam question(s))
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)

03. Investigate and intensively analyse significant contemporary social, legal and ethical issues in IT

Activities:
Class discussions, Ethical Case Assignment (or exam question(s))
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)

04. Apply the principles of critical thinking to social, legal and ethical issues in IT

Activities:
Class discussions, Debate and "Social Aspects" Assignment (or exam question(s))
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)

05. Appreciate the responsibilities of IT professionals to employers, clients and society.

Activities:
Lecture (Professional Ethics), Class discussions, Ethical Case Assignment (or exam question(s))
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)

06. Develop an appreciation of the importance of reflection in professional practice

Activities:
Reflective diary
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTim Whitfort

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"one 3-hour session per week incorporating lectures, seminars and tutorials"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two assignments (each equivalent to 750 words)030 02, 05
One 500-word equivalent reflective diary010 06
Group and class presentation010 01, 03, 04, 05
Two 1500-word essays and two 10-minute presentations.050 03, 04, 05

Dandenong, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorScott Mann

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two assignments (each equivalent to 750 words)30 02, 05
One 1000-word reflective diary (equivalent to 500 words)10 06
Group and class presentation (5 mins per student, equivalent to 500 words)10 01, 03, 04, 05
Written examination (2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorScott Mann

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two assignments (each equivalent to 750 words)30 02, 05
One 1000-word reflective diary (equivalent to 500 words)10 06
Group and class presentation (5 mins per student, equivalent to 500 words)10 01, 03, 04, 05
Written examination (2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Summer 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorScott Mann

Class requirements

Lecture
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two assignments (each equivalent to 750 words)30 02, 05
One 1000-word reflective diary (equivalent to 500 words)10 06
Group and class presentation (5 mins per student, equivalent to 500 words)10 01, 03, 04, 05
Written examination (2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorScott Mann

Class requirements

Tutorial
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two assignments (each equivalent to 750 words)30 02, 05
One 1000-word reflective diary (equivalent to 500 words)10 06
Group and class presentation (5 mins per student, equivalent to 500 words)10 01, 03, 04, 05
Written examination (2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorScott Mann

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two assignments (each equivalent to 750 words)30 02, 05
One 1000-word reflective diary (equivalent to 500 words)10 06
Group and class presentation (5 mins per student, equivalent to 500 words)10 01, 03, 04, 05
Written examination (2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorScott Mann

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two assignments (each equivalent to 750 words)30 02, 05
One 1000-word reflective diary (equivalent to 500 words)10 06
Group and class presentation (5 mins per student, equivalent to 500 words)10 01, 03, 04, 05
Written examination (2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05