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Contemporary IT & E Issues PG (9787.3)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology


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This unit aims towards developing a solid and high level understanding and appreciation of key contemporary issues and trends of ICT. Particular emphasis will be placed on ICT issues and trends that have a major impact on the organisation. Topics covered under this unit include: 1. Current status and trends of ICT, 2. Business value of ICT - ICT and business alignment, 3. ICT Governance, 4. P3M3 - Portfolio, Program and Project management, 5. Service delivery - issues and approaches, 6. Technological trends: Cloud computing, Big data, 7. Consumerisation of ICT - mobility device and applications, 8. Social media - impact and opportunities and the future of ICT organisations. Guest lectures and group projects with hands-on exercises will be used to enhance student-learning experience.

This unit will be co-taught with Contemporary IT&E Issues 9788.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Explore the key issues and challenges facing ICT today and relate those issues in a modern organisation;

2. Synthesize the holistic and integrated nature of ICT trends and opportunities and apply the understanding in a work environment;

3. Critically appraise the business values of ICT, assess and prioritise ICT solutions and formulate strategies and plans to meet business requirements;

4. Evaluate and assess the risks of key ICT trends and be able to develop high level approaches and strategies to manage the risks; and

5. Adapt and generalise the lessons learnt and apply knowledge acquired in similar work situations.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Up to 3 hours per week, consisting of 2 hour Lecture and 1 hour Tutorial.


Must have completed 18 credit points at G or PG level.

Students enrolled in 846AA Master of Information Technology must have completed 9 credit points at G or PG level.



Assumed Knowledge

Basic knowledge and understanding of Information Communications and Technology.

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