University of Technology Sydney

31265 Communication for IT Professionals

6cp; 3hpw, tutorial, weeks 1-12, on campus or online for students who cannot attend class in-person; 1hpw, pre-recorded lecture, weeks 1, 2 and 3
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Anti-requisite(s): 48230 Introduction to Engineering Projects



This subject develops students' professional information technology practice skills within the context of a real-life technology project, through the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Challenge. Students work in teams to create an appropriate design solution for a given problem as set out in the EWB Challenge Design Brief. While appreciating the central role of effective communication and teamwork in IT practice, students develop an understanding of the ethical, social, cultural, economic and environmental responsibilities of an IT professional. This subject is a starting point for students' ongoing professional development that they undertake throughout their studies and as an IT professional in their career.

The skills introduced include understanding and applying principles and theories of human communication; researching the various discipline areas that inform the development of a design solution; identifying, formulating and designing a solution to solve a problem while considering ethical and socio-technical issues; written and oral communication for IT contexts; expressing technology concepts through visual communication; and, leading and participating in team processes.

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Autumn session, City campus

Spring session, City campus

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