INOV202-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

Emerging Technologies

This occurrence is not offered in 2019

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2019
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 26 July 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 September 2019


A key focus of this course is on how technology can be an enabler of radical changes to competition. In this course students are exposed to leading current technologies in multiple sector settings. Moreover, students are required to demonstrate an understanding of how emerging technologies may potentially contribute to a reordering of winners and losers in a particular competitive space.

Course Overview
Rapid evolution of technologies has become a defining characteristic of the global economic system. Technology innovations have contributed to an ever-expand set of knowledge being more widely available than at any point in history. Consequently, technology innovations have significantly extended human life expectancy, increased the standard of living for nearly every person on the planet, and created an unparalleled number of innovation opportunities. Students in this course develop a robust understanding of opportunities created by current state of the art technologies. Students also systematically analyse emerging technologies from across multiple domain areas. Moreover, students are required to assess the impact of technology innovations on local, national, and international communities.

Relationship to Other Courses
This course is designed to form part of the B.Com major and minor in Innovation. The course expands on material covered in INOV200. However, students who have earned at least 60 points can enrol in this course even if they have not previously taken INOV200.

Expected Workload
Lectures 24
Lecture Preparation 24
Individual presentation preparation 30
Technology Project 50
Examination and Preparation 22
Total 150

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the course, successful students will be able to:
LO 1: Analyse emerging technologies and synthesize important trends from a variety of domain areas
LO 2: Understand the contribution of emerging technologies to economic/societal benefit, particularly for Māori communities (BiCC K3 to K5).
LO 3: Understand emerging technologies in a global context.

BCom Graduate Profile
INOV202 addresses the BCom learning goals in the following manner:

LO1.1.1 Students can explain and/or apply theory, concepts, models or reasoning from their selected subject major to a problem/issue/context.

LO1.2.4 Explain the impact of technology on organisations.

LO2.1.3 Students can effectively present a problem/issue/situation/scenario in a manner that is logical and organised, incorporates content at an appropriate level of detail for the audience, and is clear and audible with appropriate audio-visual aids.

LO2.1.4 Students can write a report/essay on a problem/issue/situation/scenario that incorporates content at an appropriate level of detail, is logically structured, and is presented professionally using correct English, referencing and appropriate resources.

LO2.1.5 Students can work effectively in a team in order to reach a common goal.

LO5.1.2 Students can identify, consider and debate perspectives, processes and impacts relating to the culture and identity of multiple stakeholders, drawing on theory and practice when considering issues in their discipline or field of study.

The course and its assessments are designed to test learners’ understanding of emerging technologies and their impacts on both local and global communities and on global industries.


Any 60 points. RP: INOV200

Recommended Preparation

Course Coordinator

For further information see Management, Marketing and Tourism Head of Department


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Final Technology Report 40% Final Technology Report (team)
Presentation of Technology Report 20% Presentation of Technology Report (team)
Technology's impact on Maori communities 20% Technology's impact on Maori communities (individual)
Test 20% Test

Weightings and descriptions of the various pieces of assessment are as follows:

Test 20%  
Tests will assess whether students understand emerging technologies from a variety of domain areas (as set out in the weekly topics) and the extent to which they are able to analyse these emerging technologies in a global context.

Comprehensive Technology Report 40%  
The comprehensive technology report is the culmination of the technology project in which teams of students analyse emerging technologies from a selected domain areas and synthesise important technology trends from a global perspective.

Oral Presentation of Technology Report 20%
Teams of students are to present the content of their Technology Report, demonstrating appropriate skills in oral communication.

Individual presentation: Technology’s Impact on Māori Communities 20%
Each student is to make an individual presentation demonstrating their understanding of how selected emerging technologies have the potential to generate economic/societal benefit, particularly for Māori communities.

The overall pass mark for this course is 50%.

Textbooks / Resources

Teaching staff have interests and domain expertise in the topics covered in the course, and will guide students towards contemporary materials.


Class Representative
A class representative may be asked to volunteer in the first few weeks of class.  Any problems with the course can be raised with the class rep.  The class representative will take up any issues raised by class members with the lecturer concerned as they occur.

Departmental Academic Policies
The Department assumes that you have read this document.

You should also read the General Course and Examination Regulations

Dishonest Practice
The University of Canterbury considers cheating and plagiarism to be serious acts of dishonesty.  All assessed work must be your own individual work unless specifically stated otherwise in the assessment guidelines. Material quoted from any other source must be clearly acknowledged. You must not copy the work of another person (student or published work) in any assessment including examinations, tests and assignments. Any person, who is found to have copied someone else's work, or to have allowed their work to be copied, will receive a fail grade for that piece of assessment and may face disciplinary action which may lead to a fine, community service or exclusion from the university.

IMPORTANT: Where there are concerns regarding the authorship of written course work, a student can be required to provide a formal, oral explanation of the content of their work.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $806.00

International fee $3,513.00

* 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 Management, Marketing and Tourism .

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  • INOV202-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019 - Not Offered