Current Academic Year 2014 - 2015
Please note that this information is subject to change.
The module will introduce topics and issues in professional and research practice for computing professionals in an industrial and academic context. Research Methods: This will include the philosophy of research, qualitative and quantitative research, accessing and evaluating research materials, assessing outcomes and dissemination. This aspect of the module will provide the skills and understanding to plan and manage the practical aspects of the Practicum for the course. Professional: There will be an introduction to the legal aspects of information technology and relevant topics in ethics for computing professionals.|
1. Find research materials relevant to their degree.|
2. Analyse and summarise research papers.
3. Develop and make an academic presentation.
4. Analyse Ethical cases in the field of Computing.
5. Apply professional codes of ethics to computing environments.
6. Source and understand the relevant legislation pertaining to computing.
7. Explain best practice in the collection of digital evidence.
All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml
|Indicative Content and Learning Activities|
Introduction to Research; Research Quality and Creativity; Paper and Report Writing; Speaking and Presentations; Research Tools..
Ethical issues in information and software..
Introduction to Philosophy; Cyber-Ethics; Critical Analysis; Liffick's Analytical Method; Ethics and Morality; Codes of Ethics..
Information Technology Law in Ireland.
Introduction to the Irish Legal System; Digital Evidence; Copyright; Trade Marks and Patents; Computer Fraud; Data Protection; Compliance..
|Indicative Reading List|
|1241, Website, Renaat Verbruggen, 0, Moodle Website,|
|Programme or List of Programmes|
|BSSA||Study Abroad (DCU Business School)|
|BSSAO||Study Abroad (DCU Business School)|
|ECSA||Study Abroad (Engineering & Computing)|
|ECSAO||Study Abroad (Engineering & Computing)|
|GCSE||Graduate Cert in Software Engineering|
|GCSF||Grad Cert in Security & Forensics|
|GDBIN||Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics|
|GDSF||Graduate Diploma in Security & Forensics|
|GSE||Graduate Diploma in Software Engineering|
|GTE||Graduate Training Elements (Non Award)|
|HMSA||Study Abroad (Humanities & Soc Science)|
|HMSAO||Study Abroad (Humanities & Soc Science)|
|MBIO||MSc in Bioinformatics|
|MCM||M.Sc. in Computing|
|SHSA||Study Abroad (Science & Health)|
|SHSAO||Study Abroad (Science & Health)|
|Timetable this semester: Timetable for CA640|
|Date of Last Revision||03-FEB-11|