Contemporary IT & E Issues PG (9787.3)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Technology||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit will be co-taught with Contemporary IT&E Issues 9788.
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Explore the key issues and challenges facing ICT today and relate those issues in a modern organisation;
2. Synthesize the holistic and integrated nature of ICT trends and opportunities and apply the understanding in a work environment;
3. Critically appraise the business values of ICT, assess and prioritise ICT solutions and formulate strategies and plans to meet business requirements;
4. Evaluate and assess the risks of key ICT trends and be able to develop high level approaches and strategies to manage the risks; and
5. Adapt and generalise the lessons learnt and apply knowledge acquired in similar work situations.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - use Indigenous histories and traditional ecological knowledge to develop and augment understanding of their discipline
PrerequisitesStudents must have completed 12 credit points at G or PG level AND 6676 Professional Practice in IT G OR
10097 Professional Practice in Engineering G OR
Enrolment in 846AA Master of Information Technology.
Incompatible units9788 Contemporary IT & E Issues.
Assumed knowledgeBasic knowledge and understanding of Information Communications and Technology.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Rosetta Romano|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Rosetta Romano|
There is no textbook for this unit. Students are required to do their own research on the topics using available online resources and any recommended readings on the topics being covered.
Online resources include the Gartner website and the Association for Computing (ACM) website.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Discussion forums are open for 2 weeks. No extensions are possible for the discussion forums once they are closed.
Special assessment requirements
A 50% grade overall is required to pass this unit.
If all allocated peer reviews are not undertaken by a student, then the
If a group does not submit a presentation, no mark will be awarded for the report. Also, if allocated peer reviews are not The stories, presentation, and report are all considered in the overall mark.
The final grade of a student is determined according to the following table:
85 <= the overall mark <= 100
Final grade = HD
75 <=the overall mark < 85
Final grade = DI
65 <= the overallmark < 75
Final grade = CR
50 <=the overall mark < 65
Final grade = P
the overall mark < 50
Final grade = FAIL (NX, NC, or NN)
All work quoted from any source should be appropriately referenced using the UC Referencing Guide that applies "Harvard 6th edition 2021". Use this link to access the guide.
Students must ensure that they present 'academic' writing not 'descriptive' writing. Academic writing acknowledges the source of information, which Descriptive writing assumes that no acknowledgement is required.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Weekly lecture: 2 hours per week x 12 weeks
Fortnightly tutorials: 2 hours per week x 6 fortnights
Review of lectures and teaching materials on Canvas, plus preparation of tutorials
study and assignments
Inclusion and engagement
All students in online tutorials must be prepared to have their cameras on. If students are in noisy environments, they should move to a quiet environment. If students have laptops without camera features, they will be asked to dial-in. Some tutorials will require students to share their screens with other students.
Your research about the topics covered in this unit will enhance your understanding of the unit content and, therefore, the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to pass the unit satisfactorily.
Fortnightly tutorial grades are only available for participants.
Required IT skills
IT skills commensurate with the advanced study of information technology are assumed.
The tutorials in this unit are offered on Campus in person and online in the virtual room. in UCLearn.
Participating using the Virtual Room allows students to communicate with their teacher and others in real-time. You will need a microphone to participate verbally rather than just typing. For the best audio quality, we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, visit the Virtual Room on your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room.' This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Referencing and citations
All work quoted from any source should be appropriately referenced using the UC Referencing Guide that applies "Harvard 2021". Use this link to access the guide.
Provision of information to the group
Notifications through the unit website are deemed to be made to the whole class. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they check for announcements on the unit website (Canvas site) regularly. Not checking the unit website and the student's email regularly will not excuse the student from following the instructions provided via both means of communication, which may include updates to the unit contents, assignments, and deadlines.
Use of student email account
The University Email policy states that "students wishing to contact the University via email regarding administrative or academic matters need to send the email from the University account for identity verification purposes." Therefore all unit inquiries should be emailed using a student university email account. Students should contact firstname.lastname@example.org if they have any issues accessing their university email account.
In all cases of absence, sickness, or personal problems, the student must ensure that the unit Convener is informed within the appropriate timeframe.
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