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ICT26M3 Distributed information systems security

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Module:

Programme:

ICT

ECTS:

10

Type:

Masters

Module name:

Distributed information systems security


Scope and form:


Duration (weeks; Hours/week):

13 weeks, 6h/week

Type of assessment:

Compulsory exercises and lab work during the teaching period. Written or oral exam.  Letter mark A-E

Qualified Prerequisites:

BSc  in informatics or equivalent


General module objectives:

The objective of the module is for the candidates to develop a thorough understanding of research methodologies and their grounding in the philosophy and history of science, and the application of these to practical work within the field of ICT research. Furthermore, the module will discuss scientific work practices within the research field ICT, including ethical aspects


Topics and short description:

History of (ICT) Science and technology
Philosophy of science
Scientific methods
Plagiarism, scientific honesty
Ethical considerations


Learning outcomes:

Knowledge

Skills

Competences

Give an overview of the history of scientific and technological development of ICT

Identify the science-theoretical foundations for a specific research project

Recognize and discuss science-theoretic and methodological aspects of a research project

Explain the main positions within the philosophy of science and technology research, and contemporary critiques of these

Apply existing research methods to research projects and critically evaluate the results of this in the light of possible weaknesses or reservations in the theoretical foundations of these methods

Recognize and discuss ethical aspects of a research project

Define the main methodological approaches to natural science and technological research

Reference sources correctly

Explain what constitutes plagiarism and self-plagiarism

Identify ethical problems that may be relevant for a research project, and carry out the research based on reflections and deliberations over these problems

Distinguish the different types of ethical responsibilities that comes with scientific work: professional, community, social and environmental


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