Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course covers in-depth ICT professional knowledge, including professional practice responsibilities and ICT professional ethical and legal issues. It further develops skills in interpersonal and organisational communication, as well as a comprehensive understanding of IT governance and ICT service management that ICT students will need in their future professional practice. It also provides a theoretical grounding of innovation and entrepreneurship methods and provides practice in the implementation of some of their underlying techniques.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2021

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Apply the ICT professional code of conduct, and illustrate the roles and expectations of an ICT professional.

2. Demonstrate skills for organisational communication within the roles that IT professionals will need in their professional practice.

3. Differentiate between legal, ethical and social obligations of an ICT professional and be able to differentiate ethical and un-ethical behaviours.

4. Outline contemporary ICT governance in organisations.

5. Synthesise contemporary and future ethical and social impacts of ICT.

6. Apply principles of innovation and entrepreneurship and their application in the context of ICT.


Topics covered include:

  1. The composite of professional
  2. Professionalism and ethical practice
  3. Cultural and accessibility considerations
  4. Applied ethics in AI and research practice
  5. Legal systems in practice
  6. Professional practice of leadership
  7. Innovation in practice
  8. Entrepreneurship in practice
  9. IT governance & project management practice
  10. Sustainable computing in practice
  11. Professional career development


Students must have successfully completed at least 100 units to enrol in this course.

Successful Completion of any 100 units.

Assumed knowledge

SENG2130 Systems Analysis and Design or INFT2150 Business Analysis

Assessment items

Quiz: Quizzes x 4

Written Assignment: Individual Writing Assignment 1

Written Assignment: Individual Writing Assignment 2

Presentation: Group Project and Oral Presentation *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Presentation: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students whose overall mark in the course is 50% or more, but who score less than 40% in the compulsory item and thus fail to demonstrate the required proficiency, will be awarded a Criterion Fail grade which will show as FF on their formal transcript.

Contact hours

Callaghan and PSB Singapore


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

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