Full Title:Professional Issues in ICT
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:PROG C7003
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:Students completing this module will have an understanding of both professionalism and ethics in computing and the impact and influence of these two elements in informing and shaping their future careers.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Appreciate an understanding of ethical principles both in general and as applied to ICT.
  2. Understand the importance of professionalism and of on-going professionalism development(CDP) for a rewarding and meaningful career
  3. Fit their personal and academic progress to the changing demands of the ICT environment
  4. Instigate a professional job-seeking strategy
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Ethical Principles in General and as Applied to ICT
­Why computer ethics? ­An introduction to ethical thinking; traditionalist v contemporary thinking; policy vacuums.
Ethics in IT Configured Societies
­Online behaviour; netiquette; scope; anonymity; reproductability; theft; hacking; data privacy; data protection
Continual Professional Development
­What is a competence; knowledge; responsibility; Irish Computer Society
Certifying the Profession
­The nature and process of gaining professional status for occupational groups.
Pursuing the Job
Motivation; goal-seeking theory; job seeking strategy; job fairs; Linkedin; interviews and cvs
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Presentation Tutorial assignment 1,2 10.00 0 0 Every Week 0
Written Report Appraisal of students employability-personal; academic and industry evaluation. Report will include a CV- process monitored in tutorials. 1,2,4 30.00 0 0 Week 5 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 60.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Johnson, Deborah.G. 2009, Computer Ethics, 4th Ed Ed., Perarson Education [ISBN: 0131230220]
  • Arti, Kumar 2007, Personal, Academic & Career Development in Higher Education, 1st Ed., Routledge Oxford [ISBN: 9780415423595]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_KCOMP_7 Bachelor of Science in Computing 6 Mandatory