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OINF5990: Professional Practice in IT

2024 unit information

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.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Computer Science

Code OINF5990
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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INFO5990
Assumed knowledge:
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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

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

  • LO1. Students will be able to demonstrate an ability to construct and present effective written and oral communication appropriate to IT practitioners.
  • LO2. Students will be able to analyse and criticise wider issues and problems concerning professional practice in IT.
  • LO3. Students will be able to evaluate the impact of information technology on individuals and organisations within our globalised world.
  • LO4. Students will be able to demonstrate awareness of and have gained skills in aspects of professional practice including conflict resolution, contract negotiation, team formation, leadership and team dynamics.
  • LO5. Students will be able to understand issues relating to ethics and professional responsibility in the IT profession and be able to analyse and resolve ethical dilemmas.
  • LO6. Students will be able to understand aspects of intellectual property and its protection.
  • LO7. Students will be able to analyse current trends in human resource management in the IT industry.
  • LO8. Students will be able to understand issues related to, and select approaches for managing, software testing, data security, data quality, and quality assurance in the IT industry.
  • LO9. Students will be able to define the use of IT in different industries.
  • LO10. Students will be able to describe and apply skills relating to professional practice in IT project management.
  • LO11. Students will be able to select and apply investigative research methods, models and tools to IT professional practice; identify and critique changing information on the area of interest; and interpret the potential validity of results.

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Semester 1b 2024
Online Online Program
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Semester 2b 2024
Online Online Program
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Semester 1b 2023
Online Online Program
Semester 2b 2023
Online Online Program

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