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INFO5990: Professional Practice in IT (2020 - Semester 1)

Unit: INFO5990: Professional Practice in IT (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Evening
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: School of Computer Science
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Vaghjiani, Khimji
Session options: Semester 1, Semester 2
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Site(s) for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Brief Handbook Description: This Unit of Study introduces the students to some of the concepts, standards and techniques associated with the current professional practice in information technology in the business environment.

Students will encounter a range of concepts, techniques and professional issues including interpersonal and organisational communication, human resources and conflict resolution, globalisation, professional ethics, social impacts of IT, data security, data quality assurance, system audit, investigative research and project management practice. Practical and real world case studies will be used as part of the learning to enhance the in-class teachings to the needs of industry.
Assumed Knowledge: Students enrolled in INFO5990 are assumed to have previously completed a Bachelor`s degree in some area of IT, or have completed a Graduate Diploma in some area of IT, or have many years experience as a practising IT professional.
Additional Notes: The main focus of the subject is to provide students with the necessary tools, basic skills, experience and adequate knowledge so they develop an awareness and an understanding of the responsibilities and issues associated with professional conduct and practice in the information technology sector.

This unit is for MIT, MITM, MIT/MITM students only.