INFO 3008 Professional Development

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300578

Coordinator Heidi Bjering Opens in new window

Description This is a final year unit that builds on foundation and intermediate computing units to prepare students for professional experience. The unit covers the content in three modules as 1) Ethics and Professional Code of Conduct, 2) Project Management, and 3) Legal, Social, Environmental issues, Quality Assurance and IT Compliance. The content covered in these three modules are carefully designed to fill in the gaps in knowledge that is not so far covered in previous units in preparing students for the challenging projects units and professional working life ahead. This unit is a pre-requisite to the capstone project, covered in Professional Experience Project unit.

School Computer, Data & Math Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Equivalent Subjects LGYA 5983 - Professional Preparation and Project Management

Restrictions Successful completion of 140 credit points.

Assumed Knowledge

Understanding of systems analysis and design.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Describe ethics and professional code of conduct associated with the professions related to computing and Information & communications technologies (ICT)
  2. Communicate in a professional manner for IT projects among team members and with outside parties.
  3. Plan, schedule and manage ongoing project activities as a group and an individual.
  4. Carry out cost benefit analysis of software related projects
  5. Manage team dynamics that involves working with people of varying skill levels, from different work/life experiences and diverse cultural backgrounds
  6. Articulate the concepts related to security, privacy and freedom of information as it relates to electronic data
  7. Explain legal, social and environmental issues in relation to computing and ICT
  8. Describe the importance of quality assurance and techniques used in verifying quality of software development projects
  9. Articulate the core concepts of IT compliance in order to develop a plan that addresses IT control elements.
  10. Recognise indigenous culture and safety issues in proposed system designs

Subject Content

- Module 1 ICT Professional Code of Ethics and Code of Practice with special reference to the Australian Computer Society's professional code.
- professional communication and writing and Presenting reports
- types of ICT applications, their impact on society and indigenous cultures and The relevance of ethics in ICT.
- Module 2 Role of a project manager, skills required to manage a project and the importance of communications in all its forms
- Preparing A Project proposal, making A business case and managing stakeholders
- creating A work breakdown structure, Estimating time and costs, Preparing schedules using Standard tools and techniques used in The industry
- Monitoring and managing quality, risks and Continuous process improvement
- teamwork and leadership
- personal Project management
- Module 3 Legal aspects of ICT copyright, privacy, freedom of information, intellectual property, 'white collar' crime, property damage, fraud, theft, bad advice, incompetence, law of contract, trade practices.
- legal Issues and It Regulatory compliance
- Usability and quality assurance of It applications
- social and indigenous Issues and considerations in ICT

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Tutorial Submissions - Module 1 and 2 8-10 pages each module 30 N Individual
Group Project Report 25-30 pages 30 N Group
Final Exam 60 minutes 40 Y Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Cadle, J. & Yeates, D. (2008). Project management for information systems (5th ed.). Harlow, England: Pearson/Prentice Hall.
  • McDermid, D. (Ed.). (2008). Ethics in ICT: An Australian perspective. Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Education Australia.

Teaching Periods

2021-2022 Summer

Parramatta - Victoria Rd (Summer A)

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Semester 1

Campbelltown

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Penrith (Kingswood)

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Online

Online

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 1

Sydney City

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 2

Sydney City

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 3

Sydney City

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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