This unit will raise students' awareness of the social impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems on society at global, local and personal levels. Students will gain an appreciation of the massive and positive impact that ICT has had on a wide range of fields including business, science, engineering, education and health. Students will learn about the benefits of increased productivity due to ICT, explore research into the latest developments in the field of ICT, and will consider ethical issues and possible negative impacts of ICT. This will be an exploration of a wide spectrum of ideas where students will examine some innovative and emerging technologies, their history and their future. Students will learn valuable research and communication skills as they investigate and share with their peers the impact of emergent technologies and different interaction systems on society.
|Unit name||ICT Impact and Emerging Technology|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Engineering & ICT
|Discipline||Computing and Information Systems|
Kristy de Salas
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2017: $1,131.00||2017: $2,168.00||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.
On-campus mode: Face to Face Lectures: 2 hours (weeks 14, 26); Online Theory Modules: 2 hours/week (weeks 14-25), Face to Face Tutorials: 2 hours /week (weeks 15-26)
Off-campus mode: Online Theory Modules: 2 hours/week (weeks 14-26), Online Tutorials: 2 hours /week (weeks 15-26)
50% exam, 50% in-semester (3 assignments worth 10%, 20%, 20%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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