SENG 401

Social and Professional Issues

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Introduces students to the social and professional issues arising in the context of Software Engineering. Topics include: the impact of software systems on privacy and handling of personal information; the roles of encryption and interception of communication; trust in computers; free speech and civil discourse through the Internet; intellectual property such as copyright and patents in the age of digital systems; computer crime; computers in the workplace; professional ethics and responsibilities; sustainable development and environmental stewardship.


  • Minimum fourth-year standing.

Undergraduate course in Software Engineering offered by the Software Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering.

Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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