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Unit details

MIS231 - Professional Ethics in the Digital Age

Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:MSC348
Unit chair:D Coulthard
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with:

SIT223

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

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

Assessment 1 (Group of 4 students) - Presentation assignment (Interim group project report) - 10%

Assessment 2 (Group of 4 students) - Written assignment 2 - Group Research Project (2500 words) - 40%

Examination 2 hours - 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1076$1076$2813$2917

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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