Courses & Units

ICT Professional Practices and Project Management KIT503

Hobart

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Introduction

A student needs to acquire an understanding of the vast and diverse nature of the ICT industry to plan and manage a successful career. Students develop awareness of the skills, attributes, qualitiesand values required of ICT professionals. Students will explore a gamut of issues that ICT professionals must manage, allowing students to identify and understand current and emerging issues generated by an ever-changing technology.

This unit provides a practical and theoretical introduction to what it means to be an ICT professional today:

  • Students will appreciate the roles and responsibilities of ICT professionals in organisations and society, and comprehend relevant work-related behaviours and issues and how professionals should respond;
  • Students will gain an understanding and appreciation of the ethical conduct pertinent to an ICT professional from a range of perspectives, professionalism and codes of conduct;
  • Students will understand the Australian and international legislative and regulatory obligations and standards as they relate to ICT environments in organisations and appreciate their impact on the work of the ICT professional;
  • Students will develop an understanding of the entrepreneurial process and its application beyond the inception of new ideas and an appreciation of entrepreneurial opportunities in ICT;
  • Students will appreciate the importance of information privacy and the value of ICT security and comprehend the impact of computer crime and criminals;
  • Students will begin to develop communication and team work skills required of an ICT professional;

This unit also provides both a theoretical and practical overview of project management as it relates to technology-oriented projects. Specifically, this unit will introduce project management principles, techniques and tools that are can be used to guide traditional business-oriented ICT projects. A set of project outputs that are based on best-practice and industry standards will be developed by students, as a training tool in preparation for undertaking real ICT-oriented projects.

Summary

Unit name ICT Professional Practices and Project Management
Unit code KIT503
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Information & Communication Technology
Coordinator

Nicole Herbert

Teaching staff

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart 5 Week Session Feb A On-Campus International Domestic

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On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018
5 Week Session Feb A 29/1/2018 4/2/2018 13/2/2018 25/2/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2018: $1,148.00 2018: $2,243.00 029999

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • KXX231, KIT203, KIT105, KXI762

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Semester 1:

Face-to-face lectures: 1hr in weeks 1,2 & 13

Online Theory Modules: 3hr/week, plus self study
Face-to-face Tutorials: 2hr/weekly tutorials weeks 3-12

Summer: The unit is run over 5 weeks using a combination of workshops and online modules. In weeks 1-3 students are required to complete a number of online modules. In week 4 students attend a 3 day 10am-5pm workshop. In week 5 students complete the exam.

Assessment

50% exam, 50% in-semester (6 assessment items 20%, 2 x 10%,  2 x 5%)

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