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INFO1111: Computing 1A Professionalism

This unit introduces students to the fundamental principles that underlie professional practice in computing. It lays the foundation for later studies, and presents to the students challenges common to a multidisciplinary IT environment. The subject also provides students with the opportunity to develop important attributes such as communication skills, an understanding of professional ethics, and of working as a part of a team. Tool use is an important aspect of this unit: students are required to learn to use tools for planning and completing work, managing artefacts including reports, and communicating within the team. A selection of guest speakers will address students on different career paths. Dalyell students may enrol in ENGD1000 Building a Sustainable World in place of INFO1111

Code INFO1111
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6
ENGG1805 OR ENGG1111 OR ENGD1000

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. analyse and evaluate situations where ethical issues arise within IT professional activities, and relate the choices to ethical frameworks as well as professional standards and requirements
  • LO2. explain the principles behind problem-solving in a professional IT environment and apply these to example problems
  • LO3. explain the theoretical concepts and principles of intellectual property and its protection
  • LO4. explain and give examples of the principles governing participation in a professional IT context including codes of practice, professional standards and legislative and statutory requirements
  • LO5. track issues, and manage group work and communication for a small scale project using project methodologies and tools, as well as evaluate the limits and capabilities of the project tools
  • LO6. negotiate and evaluate team responsibilities and team processes with respect to the various points of view of team members
  • LO7. execute defined project tasks within a predefined project context in small diverse teams
  • LO8. carry out the processes of the small team project according to professional codes and principles and then compare the process to what one would expect to find in a large-scale professional IT environment
  • LO9. confidently use IT specific language and concepts in communication
  • LO10. formulate queries about a particular topic, research, retrieve relevant information from digital and other sources, evaluate it for reliability and synthesise it for a task, as well as adapt communication to meet the format and needs of the audience (including producing a written report and delivering an oral presentation)
  • LO11. explain and give examples of the scope of activities and responsibilities of professionals working in the areas of information technology and how these are described by the degree major options
  • LO12. reflect on, and assess, own skills and attributes to create a professional development plan.