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, qualities and values required of ICT professionals. Students will explore a range 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|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
|Discipline||Information & Communication Technology|
|Coordinator||Doctor Ming Wong|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Apply the best practice principles of a range of project management methodologies and frameworks to meet the needs of stakeholders
- Engage in creative entrepreneurial processes to design innovative and culturally appropriate ICT solutions
- Apply tools and techniques to ensure ICT Projects are managed
- Evaluate economic, social, cultural, legal, and ethical consequences of ICT when meeting the needs of stakeholders
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
|Assessment||Practice Quizzes|Module Quiz (10%)|Entrepreneurship Assignment (30%)|Formal Project Initiation Document (30%)|Assessed Tutorials (30%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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