COIT20250 - Emerging Technologies in E-Business

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The business world has been witnessing the digital revolution since the beginning of the 1990s. The latest developments in digital technologies are going to result in another wave of transformations which will change how a business is operated and managed. Business organisations that fail to undergo digital transformation will not be able to keep pace with changing customer expectations and remain competitive. The objective of this unit is to provide you with an overview of emerging digital technologies such as IoT, Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence that would impact business organisations. The unit will help you obtain a better understanding of these emerging digital technologies with underlying designs, working principles, functions, and capabilities. You will also have an opportunity to critically analyse the emerging technologies, their utilities, impacts, advantages and disadvantages, and current and future applications in e-business.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: COIT20248 Information Systems Analysis and Design

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Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 50.79% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Unit evaluation feedback
The topics covered in this unit are very interesting as these are being applied in real world and not just theories.
Continue to provide real-life examples and case studies to support student learning.
Action Taken
Real-life examples and case studies are given to support student learning.
Source: Unit evaluation feedback
The group discussions in the tutorials were helpful for gaining insight about emerging technologies. The presentations also helped gain in-depth understanding of emerging technologies.
Continue group discussions during tutorials and also encourage distance students to participate in discussions through the forums on the unit website.
Action Taken
All students are encouraged to participate in discussions through the forums on the unit website. Continued group discussions during tutorials.
Source: Student feed back
Some students dislike weekly group work as they find it difficult to work with others.
Closer and more regular moderation of student group works by tutors can reduce the chance of unresolved issues within student groups.
Action Taken
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