Management and Ethics - COMP4920

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Computer Science and Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: COMP2511 or COMP2911, and in the final year of the BSc Computer Science or BE / BE (Hons) Bioinformatics Engineering or Computer Engineering. Software Engineering students enrol in SENG4920.

Excluded: BINF4920, COMP2920, SENG4920, SENG4921

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course will develop a framework on which management and ethical issues can be developed. and also develop skills in software project management.

Topics covered will include management issues such as:
  • management of innovation
  • engineering project planning and control
  • human factors
  • patents
  • technical strategy
In addition, the following ethics topics will be covered:
  • introduction to ethics
  • workable ethical theories
  • morality of breaking the law
  • privacy
  • public information and records
  • and related topics
Students carry out a significant software development project in teams.
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