- Code COMP8260
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Computing
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Computer Science
- Areas of interest Computer Science, Engineering, Communications, Computer Systems, Computer Engineering
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This is the second in a series of two courses for engineering and computing graduate students that focus on developing professional and communication skills for the 21st century workplace.
The course builds upon individual capacity, and further develops students’ professional skills, values, and attributes in ways that directly complement their technical expertise. These skills will enable students to perform effectively in the complex context in which engineering and computer professionals operate. In particular, the course will provide students with skills to interpret, critically evaluate, and justify their own and others’ decisions with reference to ethical and professional standards and expectations. The practical focus on these skills and their integration into the engineering and computing curriculum reflects the contemporary expectations of professional organisations (e.g. Engineers Australia and the Australian Computer Society) and enhances the employment opportunities of graduates.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate understanding of the responsibilities of membership in a professional community through engagement in ethical reflective practice, critical self-review and peer evaluation.
- Justify, interpret and communicate professional propositions and decisions to technical and non-technical audiences.
- Identify, analyse and synthesise information from multiple sources when developing solutions to complex problems.
- Apply creativity, sensitivity, and initiative to decision-making and leadership of diverse team activities, especially where these involve negotiation of disparate stakeholder requirements.
- Assessment will be based on a combination of individual and group assignments (written and oral), and a final exam. Marks for group tasks will include components for group performance and individual contribution of each student. Weighting of assessment items will be confirmed by the course convener at the start of semester and published in the course outline. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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WorkloadThe typical workload for a 6 unit course is approximately 10hr/week throughout semester. This includes lecture and workshop attendance, assessment preparation and individual study time.
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