INFO353-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Contemporary Issues in Information Systems

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020


Changes in the role IT require business technology leaders to engage in new business, process and operating models. This course explores contemporary and emerging issues, technologies and business models as these relate to the management and use of information systems to enable and deliver significant, enduring and transforming business impacts and customer value.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students should be able to:
* demonstrate knowledge of key principles of emerging technologies, including related theories of innovation, change, and technology transfer;
* demonstrate understanding of and expertise in emerging technology forecasting using technology roadmaps, and needs-driven emerging technology evaluation.
* demonstrate an understanding of different digital platforms / services and their suitability for business applications;
* demonstrate knowledge of key principles related to the application of IS, specifically theories related to emerging technologies;
* demonstrate understanding of and expertise in identifying potential advanced IS projects;
* demonstrate understanding of design and implementation of emerging technologies that address business or societal problems.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.


(1) 15 points at 200-level INFO, COSC or SENG; and
(2) An additional 30 points at 200-level or above


INFO303, ACIS303, INFO635

Course Coordinator

Ravishankar Sharma


Annette Mills and Anushia Inthiran


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Class Presentation 10%
Assignments 5 * 10% 50%
Group Project and Presentation 30%
Reflective Essay of Learning 10%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $867.00

International fee $4,250.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Department of Accounting and Information Systems .

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