There are no specific pre-requisites but students are expected to have completed Stage 1 of a relevant programme.
This module cannot be taken with CO841 Computing Law, Contracts and Professional Responsibility
OverviewThe scope of the module is outlined below. Note that topics will not necessarily be delivered in this order
Professional issues and professional organisations.
Data privacy legislation, and other UK laws relating to the professional use of computer systems
Criminal law relating to networked computer use, including new Anti-Terrorism legislation; and their application
Intellectual Property Rights, including Copyright, Patent and Contract Laws
Health & Safety issues.
Computer-based Projects, including the vendor-client relationship and professional responsibilities
This module appears in:
- Computing Stage 2/3 Canterbury
- Computing Stage 2/3 Medway
- Humanities Undergraduate Stage 2 & 3
- Short-Term Study
- Social Sciences Undergraduate Stage 2 & 3
- STMS Undergradute Stage 2 & 3
22 lectures, 10 seminars
Possess an ability to accurately deploy established techniques based on Professional Issues requirements for BCS/IEE accreditation
Have a conceptual understanding of what is ethical and what is legal, and appreciate the difference
Have a systematic understanding of basic legal processes and data privacy legislation, and have acquired basic knowledge of computer law as it currently exists with respect to IT in the UK
Be able to critically evaluate IT related health and safety issues
Possess critical awareness of some of the potential legal and ethical problems of large IT projects