PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT

CSE5PE

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are encouraged to become aware of the professional aspects of practising in the computing field, to understand the ethical and legal responsibilities of computing professionals, and to consider the social implications of their work.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorScott Mann

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: SMIT, SMITCN, SMICT, SMCSC, SGIT, SGCS, LMITM, SMCYCO or SMCYC.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CSE3PE, INT3PE, MGT2BCO, CSE2COM AND Students in the following courses are not permitted to enrol: SBCS, SBIT, SBCSGT, SVCSE, SZCSC, SBITP and SBBIY.

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))

02. Develop a personal ethical framework for IT practice.

Activities:
Class discussions, Ethical Case Assignment (or exam question(s))

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

Activities:
Class discussions, Debate and "Social Aspects" Assignment (or exam question(s))

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))

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))

06. Characterize good leadership and networking skills in simulated workplace environment.

Activities:
Two lectures cover the leadership and networking theories and concepts. In practice classes, students chair a meeting and demonstrated networking skills in a simulated role play.

07. Analyse and communicate arguments on selected social and ethical issues related to information technology.

Activities:
In lectures and practical classes, some published case studies from Australia and overseas are presented and discussed. The students need to communicate their opinions on the cases verbally and in writing.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Summer 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorScott Mann

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 45
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day in week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 46
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day in week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Employment preparation task: cover letter, resume & 10-15 minute interview (equiv 1550 words total)Cover letter and resume = 800 words equivalent total Interview equivalent to approx. 750 words.20 05
Exam (2-hour)Hurdle requirement: To pass the subject, a pass in the examination is mandatory.50 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Group Presentation (20 minutes)3-4 students in a group. Equivalent to 300 words/student approx).10 01, 03, 04, 05, 07
Individual oral presentation (10 - 15 minutes) (750 words equivalent)10 01, 02
Meeting Simulation (10 - 15 minutes) (750 words equivalent)Role play scenario10 02, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorScott Mann

Class requirements

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.

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Employment preparation task: cover letter, resume & 10-15 minute interview (equiv 1550 words total)Cover letter and resume = 800 words equivalent total Interview equivalent to approx. 750 words.20 05
Exam (2-hour)Hurdle requirement: To pass the subject, a pass in the examination is mandatory.50 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Group Presentation (20 minutes)3-4 students in a group. Equivalent to 300 words/student approx).10 01, 03, 04, 05, 07
Individual oral presentation (10 - 15 minutes) (750 words equivalent)10 01, 02
Meeting Simulation (10 - 15 minutes) (750 words equivalent)Role play scenario10 02, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Summer 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorScott Mann

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 45
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day in week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 46
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day in week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Employment preparation task: cover letter, resume & 10-15 minute interview (equiv 1550 words total)Cover letter and resume = 800 words equivalent total Interview equivalent to approx. 750 words.20 05
Exam (2-hour)Hurdle requirement: To pass the subject, a pass in the examination is mandatory.50 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Group Presentation (20 minutes)3-4 students in a group. Equivalent to 300 words/student approx).10 01, 03, 04, 05, 07
Individual oral presentation (10 - 15 minutes) (750 words equivalent)10 01, 02
Meeting Simulation (10 - 15 minutes) (750 words equivalent)Role play scenario10 02, 03