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Area/Catalogue
INFS 5075

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
101662

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences

Course aim

To provide students with an understanding of basic policies, issues and practices with which the information profession must deal, and the characteristics and nature of information, in the context of the society in which we live.

Course content

Establishing baseline of technological understanding as well as an understanding of risks, control objectives, standards, and concepts essential to the audit function of information systems in an organization. Review of international and local legislation and policy; value profile of information for corporate world as well as society at large; contribution of information to a democratic society; impact of current issues and legislation on information work, such as: censorship, privacy, freedom of information, intellectual property; professional ethics and social responsibility; IT/IS governance frameworks and methodologies.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Specific program
Program Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
LMIG INFS 5058 Business Practices for IT Professionals

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 2 hours x 12 weeks
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 12 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Online N/A x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Continuous assessment N/A 10% N/A
Critical analysis 1000 words 20% N/A
Case study 1500 words 30% N/A
Research paper 3000-4000 words 40% N/A
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Continuous assessment N/A 10% N/A
Critical analysis 1000 words 20% N/A
Case study 1500 words 30% N/A
Research paper 3000-4000 words 40% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Continuous assessment N/A 10% N/A
Critical analysis 1000 words 20% N/A
Case study 1500 words 30% N/A
Research paper 3000-4000 words 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Information Technology and Mathematical

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