Government Informatics PG (12cp) (9995.2)
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|0.5||12||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
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|Academic Program Area - Technology||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Explain the theoretical background to a range of informatics and professional activity in a government workplace;
2. Deploy that theory in professional practice;
3. Reflect on and critique theory in terms of practice experiences; and
4. Effectively manage all aspects of an informatics project.
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
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Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Note that due to the professional nature of the assessment, late submissions will not be accepted. Students must also be present during student presentation sessions for assessment items. Students who do not submit on time or do not attend student presentation sessions without prior approval from the unit convener as per the requirements for extensions above will receive a fail grade for the corresponding assessment item.
Students should keep a copy of all assessment items that are submitted at least until unit grades have been published following the completion of the unit.
Special assessment requirements
Note that this is an 'ungraded' unit, which means that completing students will receive either an ungraded pass or a fail result for the entire unit.
A pass grade must be achieved for every assessment component for the project in order to pass the project assessment item; and A pass grade must be achieved for every assessment component for the portfolio in order to pass the portfolio assessment item.
A pass is required for both of the assessment items (project, portfolio) in order to pass this unit.
In addition, the professional nature of this unit also requires 100% participation at all learning activities for the successful completion of this unit (also see section 6c), unless otherwise agreed upon with the unit convener and sponsor.
In order to provide more detailed feedback to students, individual assessment components will be graded on the following letter grade scale: N-Fail, P, CR, DI, and HD. For the individual assessment components, P, CR, DI, and HD letter grades are considered to be passing grades.
The unit convener reserves the right to question students on any of their submitted work and may adjust awarded marks based on this questioning.
All work quoted from any source should be appropriately referenced following the Australian Government Style Manual: https://www.stylemanual.gov.au/style-rules-and-conventions/referencing-and-attribution/author-date. The Harvard referencing style meets these requirements: http://canberra.libguides.com/referencing
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.
Note that the opportunity to resubmit does not apply for missing or substantially incomplete submissions, unless an extension has been approved as described above as per university policy.
Assessment items which are failed can be resubmitted and will be assessed at the next submission deadline for components of the same type (alongside the other submissions due at the same time). For example, if a student fails the Portfolio 3 submission, then they have a further opportunity to resubmit a revised Portfolio 3 component before the due date for the Portfolio 4 submission, and this Portfolio 3 resubmission will be assessed alongside the Portfolio 4 submission. If the Portfolio 3 resbumission still does not receive a pass grade, then there is a final opportunity to resubmit a further revised Portfolio 3 component before the due date for the Portfolio final submission.
For presentations, an will be given an opportunity to re-present at the next UC event.
No resubmissions will be accepted after the final portfolio review submission for portfolio submissions, final project presentation for presentations, and project final submission for project submissions, except in extenuating and exceptional circumstances as approved by both the unit convener and sponsor.
This is a 12 credit point unit, so the expected workload for students 600 hours over the entire unit. This workload includes all learning activities, work integrated learning, project, and assessment.
|Activity||Days (~7.5 hours each)|
|Digital Graduate Program activities||5|
|ACS masterclass days||2|
|TOTAL||80 days (= 600 hours)|
The professional nature of this unit also requires 100% participation at all learning activities for the successful completion of this unit, unless otherwise agreed upon with the unit convener and sponsor. Failure to attend any learning activitiy without the agreement of the unit convener and sponsor will result in a fail grade for the unit.
Required IT skills
Basic IT skills including proficiency with office productivity software are assumed. Specific IT skills such as programming may be required for the project assessment item, however this will vary with the specifics of each project and sponsor.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves a WIL project.
Learning in this unit will be integrally linked to experiences in professional contexts.
This unit involves project work within the student's agency and therefore, additional student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in this section. Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Client/patient confidentiality must always be maintained, including for assessment items such as reports or essays. The professional nature of this unit also requires 100% participation at all learning activities for the successful completion of this unit (also see section 6c), unless otherwise agreed upon with the unit convener and sponsor.