SENG 401

Social and Professional Issues

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Introduces students to the larger societal context across Software Engineering and Computer Science. Topics include: the impact of software and hardware systems on privacy and handling of personal and proprietary information; the roles of encryption and interception of communication; trust in computers; democracy, free speech and civil discourse; intellectual property; computer crime; computers in the workplace; professional ethics and responsibilities; sustainable development and environmental stewardship; social ethics and relationships; economic exchange.


  • Minimum fourth-year standing.

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

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

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

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