Courses & Units

ICT Professional Practices KIT105

Hobart, Launceston

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Introduction

An undergraduate 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, qualities and 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;
  • Students will develop an awareness of what it means to underdake a user-centred approach to ICT and the importance of considering the human factors involved with ICT.

Summary

Unit name ICT Professional Practices
Unit code KIT105
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Engineering & ICT
Discipline Information and Communication Technology
Coordinator

Nicole Herbert

Teaching staff

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 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

* 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

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

Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On-campus mode: Face to Face Lectures: 1 hour most weeks;  Face to Face Tutorials: 2 hours /fortnightly

Assessment

50% exam, 50% in-semester (4 assignments worth 10% each, 2 assignments worth 5% each)

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Textbooks

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