BIT312 Emerging Topics in IT

Unit outline

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Enrolment modes: Year 3, Semester 2
Credit point(s): 12.5
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite: Completed at least 16 units
Typical study commitment: Students will on average spend 10 hours per week over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Scheduled learning activities: 4 timetabled hours per week, 6 personal study hours per week

Unit description 

The unit focuses on emerging topics in Information technology. Students will explore how information technology will affect the planet from different business and social perspectives such as poverty, education, globalization, energy management, health, equities, industry, and sustainability. There are many conceptual frameworks and theories regarding technology-enabled business transformation and acceptance of those technologies. Students will gain perspectives through exploring available IT conceptual frameworks, academic and industrial research on understanding how innovative IT technologies will emerge, generate new revenues and increase demand for IT jobs. The unit will help students stay abreast of emerging Information technologies to determine the impact on the industries and the opportunities for the organisations.

Unit Outline Outcomes (ULO)

  On the successful completion of this units student will be able to:  
ULO1 Propose appropriate methodology for investigation of emerging Information Technologies effects on business practice.  
ULO2 Analyse and evaluate and conceptually map the role of emerging Information technologies in transforming one business domain.  
ULO3 Analyse and a literature survey of an emerging Information Technology.     
ULO4 Analyse, generate and transmit solutions for the digital transformation in different industries by emerging information technologies.  
ULO5 Develop a broad and coherent theoretical knowledge of emerging issues impacting the use of technology.  

Topics to be included  

1. Introduction to Emerging Technologies in IT
2. Digital Transformation and related Theories
3. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
4. Robotic Process Automation
5. Introductyion to Extended Reality (XR) (Virtitual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR))
6. Internet of Things (IoT)
7. Blockchain Technology
8. Smart Cities
9. Cyber-Privacy and Security
10. Ethichs and Privacy in Emerging Technologies
11. Sustainability
12. Green Computing & Review


Assessment Description Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: Quiz 20% 5
Assessment 2: Group Presentation 10% 10
Assessment 3: Group Report (Literature Review) 30% 11
Assessment 4: Final Exam 40% Final exam week

The assessment due weeks provided may change. Your lecturer will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.