IT Ethics and Corporate Responsibility

Information Technology Management

Cyber Security

Unit Code
Level 4
Distance Learning
Class Room
Unit Code
Level 4
Distance Learning Fee
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Total Fee £1600

£2360 (£1600 during the tuition waiver period)

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Course Overview

This course aims to develop learners’ knowledge and use of information technology including the use of standard office applications to prepare documents and presentations. This includes computer software and hardware, basic computer operations, application software, operating systems, information systems and IT-related issues in computing. 

The course also seeks to provide learners with an awareness of ethical issues essential to an IT professional. This includes ethics in the cyberspace, intellectual property, privacy, the issue of security and reliability, how computing affects our health, professional code of ethics and how IT changes our daily lives.

Course Content

Introduction to the module


  • Introduction to Personal Computers
  • Fundamentals of operating systems

Evolution of computers

  • Computer generations
  • Computer hardware and software

Intellectual Property

  • ​​Intellectual property rights
  • Protection of Intellectual property
  • Peer-to-Peer networks
  • Protection for Software
  • Open-source software


  • Perspective on privacy
  • Information Disclosure
  • Data Mining
  • Identity Theft
  • Encryption

Computer and Network Security

  • Need of Network Security
  • Different types of Attacks
  • Firewall

Artificial Intelligence

  • What is Artificial Intelligence?
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence
  • Need for AI and How does AI work?

Issues of IT Ethics

  • Most Important Ethical Issues in Technology
  • Computer Ethics
Learning Outcome & Assessment Criteria

1.  Understand the applications of information technology

  1. Analyse the uses, strengths and limitations of different categories of hardware and software
  2. Analyse the applications of artificial intelligence (AI)
  3. Produce a specification of requirements for an application that meets the brief
  4. Create and present presentations that demonstrate an application layout using planning tools

2.  Understand the ethics involved in information technology

  1. Analyse the nature of information technology ethics and its application to IT
  2. Analyse the analogy that relates ethics, morality and society
  3. Assess how and why information technology gives rise to ethical dilemmas not present in other technologies
  4. Evaluate the issues relating to IT ethics, justifying their conclusions
  • The assessment strategy for this course is designed to test all the learning outcomes.
  • Learners must demonstrate successful achievement of all learning outcomes to pass the course.
Assessment Marking Criteria


Citizens of the following countries are eligible for a 50% scholarship upon writing a personal statement. All scholarships are to be approved by the Academic Board. The list of countries are: Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines, Bhutan, Morocco, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Laos, Cambodia, India, Nigeria, Ghana, Bangladesh, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Nepal and South Africa. Please talk to your student counselor and ask for the Coupon Code to get the 50% Tuition Waiver.

  • The assessment criteria for a pass will be presented with the summative exercise.
  • Further information and guidance on the assessment will be made available through the tutor.
Unit Pass Requirements

To pass the unit a 40% overall grade must be achieved.

Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the cost of my programme?
  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments
  • Unlimited personal tutor support with online sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online community learning forums
  • Assignment marking and feedback
Am I eligible for this programme?

You are eligible if you meet our stipulated entry requirements.

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