CSC5014Z - Mit: Social Issues & Professional Practices

12 credits at NQF level 9

Entry Requirements:

Admission into the Master's degree specialising in IT, or permission from the course convenor.

Course Outline:

The underlying aim of all courses is to develop a foundation in key topics related to the application of computer hardware and software in solving practical problems. SIPP introduces important considerations relating to ethical and professional issues. It introduces students to ethical issues such as property rights, freedom of expression and privacy, and concepts such as free and open source software, ICT for Development, and Professional Codes of Conduct. It also equips students with tools for critical reasoning in order to construct and analyse ICT policy arguments and evaluate the ethical components in ICT case studies.