INFO353-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Emerging IT for Business

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


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.

The focus of this course is on the understanding and evaluation of new and emerging technologies that are transforming businesses and societies. With the rapid changes in technologies IT professionals and domain experts must be able to identify and evaluate new and emerging technologies and their potential for supporting and enhancing organisational and societal value. As a course on ‘Emerging IT’ students will learn to identify, research and evaluate new and emerging technologies, and assess trends in technology development and their potential impacts. They will learn how to develop a technology roadmap and be introduced to techniques for forecasting new technologies. Students will also be exposed to key issues and challenges associated with managing and integrating new and emerging technologies in organisations and society.

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of this course, the student should be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of key principles related to the application of IT and emerging technologies, including related theories of innovation, change, and technology transfer;
  • Demonstrate understanding of and expertise in emerging technology forecasting.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of different digital platforms / services and their suitability for business applications;
  • Demonstrate understanding of and expertise in identifying and evaluating potential advanced IS/IT 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 / Lecturer

Annette Mills


Anushia Inthiran and Stephen Wingreen


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Show & Tell 10%
Bi-weekley assignments x3 (weeks 1-6) and reflection 50%
Project and Presentation 40%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $877.00

International fee $4,438.00

* 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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