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Professional Aspects of Computing

Code 14738
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(30H)/T(30H)
Scientific area Informatics
Entry requirements None
Mode of delivery Face-to-face instruction.
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes 1. To know the professional responsibility of the Informatics Professional and its ethical framework and ethics.
2. To understand the work of Informatics Professional and presence / influence in everyday life.
1. Ethical principles.
2. Professional legislation.
3. Class Organizations and Scientific Associations.
4. Relationship with the business world.

5. Analysis of case studies
6. Individual and group presentations.
Main Bibliography Rego, J. (2002). Comportamentos de Cidadania nas Organizações. McGraw-Hill.
Beabout, G.R., Wennemann, D.J. (1994) Applied Professional Ethics: A Developmental Approach for Use with Case Studies, University Press of America.
Harris, C., Pritchard, M., Rabins, M. (2004). Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases (3 ed). Wadsworth Publishing.

Electronic references
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Learning phase
Evaluated with 0 a 20 points.
A classification of 10 or more is enough to get a positive final classification.
8 of the 20 points will be obtained from individual written works, the other 12 points are obtained through group practical works.

Presence in all classes will benefit of a 1.2 points grade improvement.
Each non-justified absence to classes will be penalized with 0.2 points.
To obtain "Frequency" it is needed a classification of 6 points (in 20).
The exam tests will be evaluated from 0 to 8 points.
The final classification will be the sum of the exams classification and of the practical works.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-03-28

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