Courses & Units

ICT Impact and Emerging Technology KIT106

Hobart, Launceston

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Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name ICT Impact and Emerging Technology
Unit code KIT106
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Engineering & ICT
Discipline Computing and Information Systems
Coordinator

Kristy de Salas

Teaching staff

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 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 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* 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 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,168.00 029999

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Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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)

Assessment

50% exam, 50% in-semester (3 assignments worth 10%, 20%, 20%)

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