Module Details

Module Code: COMP C7016
Full Title: Ethics and Professional Issues
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits: 5
Module Owner:: Caroline Sheedy
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: Students completing this module will have an understanding of ethics and professionalism in computing, and the impact and influence of these two elements in informing and shaping their future careers.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Distinguish between morality, ethics, law, and professional code of conduct.
MLO2 Evaluate the ethical trade-offs in a technical context, having identified the stakeholders and obligations to them.
MLO3 Identify ethical issues that arise in the profession of computing.
MLO4 Develop an understanding of legal privacy protections and the balance of protecting freedom of expression with technology, including patent and copyright law.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Module 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.
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.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
Final Examination60.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Presentation % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Every Week Learning Outcome 1,2,3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Tutorial assignment, regular debates
Assessment Type Written Report % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 9 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Appraisal of students ethical stance on a provided topic; academic and industry evaluation.
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 60
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
End-of-Semester Final Examination

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Presentation % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Every Week Learning Outcome 1,2,3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Tutorial assignment, regular debates
Assessment Type Essay % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 9 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Appraisal of students ethical stance on a provided topic; academic and industry evaluation.
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 60
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
End-of-Semester Final Examination
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

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Tutorial Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Tutorial Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Johnson, Deborah.G.. (2009), Computer Ethics, 4th Ed. Perarson Education, [ISBN: 0131230220].
  • Arti, Kumar. (2007), Personal, Academic & Career Development in Higher Education, 1st. Routledge, Oxford, [ISBN: 9780415423595].
  • Kizza, Joseph Migga. Springer. (2013), Ethical and social issues in the information age, [ISBN: KIZZA, JOSEPH].
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