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MIS231 - Professional Ethics in the Digital Age

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:MSC348
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

E Bellucci




For students commencing courses M300, M307, D301, D313, D317, D321, D322, D325, D338, D366 or D388 from T1 2016: MAA103, MAE101, MAF101, MIS171, MLC101, MMK101, MMM132, MWL101.

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour class
Cloud(online): Learning resources are via CloudDeakin


This unit focuses on the ethical role of information systems and business professionals in organisations. The rapid development of information and communication technologies and the rise of global eBusiness have made significant changes in the way people, organisations and societies operate and new ethical, social and professional issues have emerged. The key aim of this unit is to equip the student with the skills to understand, identify and analyse these issues. The unit will consider some of the key ethical and social issues that have arisen as a result of global eBusiness and provide practical experience in policy analysis and project management.


Assessment 1 (Group of 3-4 students) - Presentation of Interim group project (15-20 minutes) - 10%

Assessment 2 (Group of 3- 4 students) - Written assignment - Group Research Project (2500 words) - 30%

Assessment 3 (Individual) - e-Portfolio (1000 words) - 10%

Examination (2 hours) - 50%

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