Students are expected to do some flexible learning modules prior to attending the associated workshop.
Key Semester Dates
Final WW Date*
Offering in H
Offering in L
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2014 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2014 will be available from the 1st October 2013.
This unit discusses social, legal and ethical aspects of the computing industry and exposes students to existing standards of professional behavior. It also covers the principles, techniques and tools of project management and focuses on the aspects of software documentation during the analysis phase of software engineering. Students will develop skills appropriate to professional computing employment, particularly written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills, group work, time and meeting management, developing an appreciation that the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) profession is largely people-centered rather than technology-centered.
ASSESSMENT: In-semester assessment (50%), one 2-hour final examination (50%)
TEACHING PATTERN: Online learning modules equivalent to 3hrs lectures per week for 11 weeks and 2hr workshops weekly for 8 weeks (or equivalent)
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web dependent - H,L Some parts of this unit will be taught online
Resource dependent teaching & learning - H,L Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
Flexible scheduling - H,L Some classes will be held outside normal teaching hours; e.g. weekend blocks, summer schools etc
About Flexible Study Options
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.