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TC S814F
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Professional Practice and Code of Ethics for Testing and Certification Practitioners
Start Date
Course Level Length in Terms Credits
Fees ($)
(including lab fees)
Future Terms
Aut 2017
Postgraduate 1 term 5
Aut 2018, Aut 2019

Course Coordinator: Dr Ping Lung Chan, BSc (Hons); MPhil (CUHK); PhD (HKU); MRSB

Fees: This course will be charged via a lock-in fee system. Please refer to the fee table ‘2017 Autumn term courses’ (pages 24–26).

Important notes
This course will be taught through a part-time face-to-face mode. Lectures and tutorials will be scheduled on Saturday afternoons or Sundays. This course provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of the role of the testing and certification practitioners and their responsibilities towards the profession, colleagues, employers, clients and the general public.

This course aims to provide students with comprehensive professional practice and to familiarize students with the code of ethics for practitioners in the testing and certification industry.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to the testing and certification industry

  • Professional practice of testing and certification practitioners

  • Code of ethics for scientists and engineers

  • Workplace responsibilities and rights

  • Honesty

  • Engineers and technological progress

Learning support
There will be regular lecture and tutorial classes spread throughout the course.

The assessment of this course will be based entirely on the continuous assessment portion (100%). The continuous assessment portion may include a project, presentation and assignments.

Online requirement
This course is supported by the Online Learning Environment (OLE). You can find the latest course information from the OLE. Through the OLE, you can communicate electronically with your lecturer as well as other students. To access the OLE, you will need to have access to the Internet. The use of the OLE is required for the study of this course.

Students will need access to a computer system suitable for connecting to the Internet. The recommended minimum computing requirements are:

  • Pentium IV CPU

  • SVGA display card and monitor

  • 1 GB RAM

  • 500 MB free hard disk space

  • Broadband Internet access

  • Keyboard and mouse

Set book(s)
To be announced.