Technology is at the forefront of social change in the 21st century. As an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) professional, it is important for you to be aware of how ICT can change our social fabric. This unit will help you understand how the use of technology can support society's needs whilst also contributing to social, ethical, and legal dilemmas. You will critically analyse these dilemmas in an ICT context, looking at how the Information Age has been driven by advances in artificial intelligence and computer networking and covering topics such as cyber security, privacy, intellectual property, censorship, the workforce, and information overload. You will be asked to apply philosophical theories and professional codes of conduct to develop persuasive arguments for various scenarios in personal and professional organisational contexts.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Co-requisite: COIT11239 Professional Communications Skills for ICT or COMM11003 Communication in Professional Contexts or ENEG11005 Fundamentals of Professional Engineering
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|1. Practical Assessment||20%|
|2. Written Assessment||30%|
|3. Practical Assessment||50%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades
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Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 33.33% response rate.
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
The Australian Computer Society (ACS), the professional association for Australia's ICT sector, recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is adopted by organisations, governments, and individuals in many countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles. ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile.
This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA 8 (the SFIA code is included):
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Practical Assessment||•||•|
|2 - Written Assessment||•||•|
|3 - Practical Assessment||•||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Communication||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Problem Solving||•||•|
|3 - Critical Thinking||•||•||•|
|4 - Information Literacy||•||•||•|
|6 - Information Technology Competence||•|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•||•||•||•|
|9 - Social Innovation||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|