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.
|Unit name||ICT Professional Practices and Project Management|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
|Discipline||Information & Communication Technology|
Erin Roehrer (5 Week Session Feb A), Matthew Springer (Semester 1)
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||5 Week Session Feb A||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Launceston||5 Week Session Feb A||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|5 Week Session Feb A||28/1/2020||3/2/2020||12/2/2020||23/2/2020|
* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,402.00||029999|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
- KXX231, KIT203, KIT105, KXI762
Face-to-face lectures: 1hr in weeks 1,2 & 13
Online Theory Modules: 3hr/week, plus self study
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.
50% exam, 50% in-semester (4 assessment items 1 x 20%, 3 x 10%)
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