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Professional Issues in Information Technology

PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

ICT30005      |       12.5 Credit Points       |       Location: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Duration                                             Contact hours

One Semester                                       36 hours

Prerequisites

200 Credit Points

Corequisites

 

Aims and Objectives

Students will learn to identify and understand issues relating to the personal and organisational application of ICT. Students will develop a sense of professional responsibility through exploring professional codes of ethics articulated by professional accrediting bodies. Students will explore a range of social, legal, ethical and business issues that ICT professionals face in their careers.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Develop and present a resolved project outcome which synthesises an understanding of ethical and socio-technical challenges faced by an ICT professional
2. Evaluate the role of standards, codes of conduct and legislative/regulatory obligations on the level of professionalism of the ICT industry
3. Review the roles and responsibilities of ICT professionals in organisations and society from a range of perspectives such as work-life balance, mentoring and life-long learning
4. Communicate effectively as a professional and function as an effective leader or member of a diverse team

General Skills Outcome

• Teamwork skills,
• Analysis skills,
• Problem solving skills,
• Communications skills,
• Ability to tackle unfamiliar problems, and
• Ability to work independently