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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The focus of this subject is the understanding and application of ethics for ICT, which touches all aspects of professional activity. In this subject you will develop their analytical and practical skills in professional issues in business information systems. In addition to an introduction to ICT ethics and ethical decision making, it focusses on the implications of ethics for areas such as intellectual property, privacy, crime, professional codes of conduct, social media issues and employee/employer issues, and vice versa. At the completion of this subject you should have a thorough understanding of the concepts and their ethical implications necessary for informed and responsible professional practice.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMei-Tai Chu

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesDiscussion questions, assignment and group presentation, lecture and exam

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesBUS5BID AND BUS5EBI


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

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Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Ethics in Information Technology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorReynolds, George


Edition/Volume7th edition

PublisherCENGAGE Learning


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Other descriptionN/A

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Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Understand different approaches to ethical decision-making and the behaviours and responsibilities required of a computer and information systems professional
02. Recognise and demonstrate a critical awareness of the values that shape the information systems professional and be able to analyse and apply these values in a professional setting
03. Identify and understand the regulatory and standard setting framework and the impact of the various legal issues that are impacted by and in turn impact upon the work undertaken by a computer and information systems professional
04. Clearly present views and thoughts on complex ethical dimensions that impact upon the role of the professional information systems professional and the industry in which they operate
05. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the role that IT plays in Australia and globally and engage with a range of values and diverse perspectives when considering the global impact of IT
06. Identify and critically review the complexities relating to the foundations of H-CI from a range of different perspectives; the human, the computer and the interaction between the two

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