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Unit: Social Informatics PG (7196)

Level: PCredit Points: 3Contribution Band: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Availability in 2012: Not offered (Also available in: 2013, 2014, 2015)

    Prerequisite

    Completion of 18 credit points towards the MTech or 9 credit points towards the MIT or MBI and two years relevant work experience.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will possess the ability to analyse and evaluate the impacts of various technologies on people, organisations and society. Students will also have further developed their capabilities in written and oral communication, project organisation and management, teamwork, information collection and analysis, and practice development through action learning.

    Syllabus

    This unit explores the impact of informatics on society in areas such as e-government, e-leaning and e-law. Topics may deal with the social, cultural, philosophical, ethical, legal, public policy and economic issues relating to information technologies; the interaction of technological developments with social, economic, organisational and class issues; and the many implications of design choices made by information professionals including social control and privacy, computer crime, electronic communities, and risks of safety critical systems to people.

    Class Contact

    Up to thirty nine hours per semester.

    Referenced Courses

    • 841AA Graduate Certificate in Business Informatics
    • 844AA Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics
    • 845AA Master of Business Informatics
    • 846AA Master of Information Technology
    • 973AA Master of Information Technology and Systems

    Unit Level Key:

    • 1 - Offered in first year of course curriculum
    • 2 - Offered in second year of course curriculum
    • 3 - Offered in third year of course curriculum
    • 4 - Offered in fourth year of course curriculum
    • 5 - Offered in fifth year of course curriculum
    • G - Offered in graduate course curriculums
    • PG - Offered in postgraduate course curriculums
    • R - Offered in research course curriculums
    • H - Offered in honours course curriculums

     
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