ICT303 Professional Ethics in Computing
The assessments for this subject are described below.
The description includes the type of assessment, its purpose, weighting, due date and submission requirements, the topic of the assessment, details of the task and detailed marking criteria, including a marking rubric for essays, reports and presentations.
Supplementary assessment information and assistance can be found in Moodle.
Marking guides for assessments follow the assessment descriptions. Students should compare final drafts of their assessment against the marking guide before submission.
Tutorial participation and homework
Assessment purpose: This is a weekly assessment which would comprise of questions related to the weekly topic. Students must attend the tutorial classes and answer these questions after discussion.
This task will comprise of multiple questions drafted based on the Lecture content of that week.
Submission requirements details: Students need to submit their weekly tutorial answers by Sunday midnight of respective week.
Ethical Concepts Part 1 - Multiple Choice Quiz on Moodle – Individual assessment
Purpose: This assessment will allow students to re-enforce their understanding of basic ethical concepts and issues. This assessment contributes to learning outcome a.
Value: 5% Due Date: Week 3 in usual tutorial timeslots using Moodle.
This task will comprise of ten (10) Multiple choice questions drafted from Week 1 and Week 2 topics.
Submission requirements details:
This task will be conducted during tutorial class of Week 3. Assessment 1 Marking Rubric: Ethical Concepts Part 1 - MC Quiz – Value 5%
Assessment type: Ethical analysis – individual assignment (1,500 words)
This assessment will allow students to conduct the ethical analysis of a situation provided by them and approved by the tutor. This assessment contributes to learning outcomes a and b.
Value: 15% Due Date: Week 5 Sunday midnight
Students need to identify a maximum of four situations in the department allocated as per your student ID. Analyse them based on any four ethical philosophies taught to you in this unit.
Students will demonstrate that they can identify, assess and analyse the situation.
Barns Group Limited is a locally owned public listed company that derives revenue from insurance building, restoration and commercial construction and building services.
The company operates in Australia and the United States of America, employing 1600 people and is administered by its head office in Bendigo, Victoria.
Beginning as Jack and Barns Builders in 1953, their core business was originally built on their ability to remediate most building types, especially after major events such as floods and fires.
Today over 60 years later, they continue to provide specialist building services for which we have become renowned.
Over those years they have grown in so many other ways. They now offer a truly diverse range of construction, building and support services.
Continually adding new ventures to the Barns Group business mix has become part of their culture.
From software products, home maintenance services and call centre operations to shop fitting, retail and glazing, the list is ever growing. Their platform is based on four core values: Respect, Integrity, Courtesy and Honesty.
Delivering to time, cost and quality is expected of any reputable building company. At Barns Group they understand that currently it's about delivering more.
Keeping promises not only to their clients but also to their contractors and suppliers, is their prime objective. They don't treat people as a commodity, they treat them as human beings.
They don't just finish our projects on time, they also meet their financial obligations on time. Their commitment to those who work for them is second to none in the industry. This creates confidence, loyalty, and market distinction.
Identify one situation from each of the departments listed below. Analyse each of the situations on any four ethical philosophies taught to you in this unit.