Contemporary IT & E Issues (9788.3)
|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||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit is co-taught with Contemporary IT&E Issues PG, 9787.
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Appraise the key issues and challenges facing ICT today and relate those issues in a modern organisation;
2. Understand the holistic and integrated nature of ICT trends and opportunities and apply the understanding in a work environment;
3. Establish the business values of ICT, assess and prioritise ICT solutions and formulate strategies and plans to meet business requirements;
4. Evaluate 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
PrerequisitesMust have completed 24 credit points including 11519 Professional Practice in Engineering or 7722 Professional Practice in IT.
Incompatible units8236 Systems Engineering Studies and 9787 Contemporary IT & E Issues PG.
Equivalent units8236 Systems Engineering Studies
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 14 days. No extensions for discussion forums are possible after the discussion has been closed.
Special assessment requirements
A 50% final grade overall is required to pass this unit.
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 overall mark < 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, while 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 fornights
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 switched 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 may require students to share their screens with other students.
Your own 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 satisfactorily pass the unit.
Weekly tutorial grades are only available for participants.
Required IT skills
IT skills commensurate with advanced study of information technology are assumed.
The tutorials in this unit are offered in person, face-to-face, or online in the virtual room in UC Learn.
This unit involves online meetings in real-time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate with your lecturer and other students 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 regularly. Not checking the unit website and the student 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, among others.
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 email@example.com if they have any issues accessing their university email account.
In all cases of absence, sickness, or personal problems it is the student's responsibility to ensure that the unit Convener is informed within the appropriate timeframe. The minimum participation requirement must be met in order to pass the unit (regardless of supporting documentation).
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