COIT29227 - Smart Technologies for Automating Business and Social Practices

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Smart technologies are emerging to automate and improve traditional business and social practices in smarter and more efficient ways. Emerging technologies, such as cloud computing, machine learning, blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT), enable you to not only improve current practices but also to identify new possibilities to improve human life and business operations. In this unit, you will use your knowledge of emerging technologies to innovate an existing practice or propose a new way of doing it. You will identify a social or business practice that can be explored for improvement. The identified practice will then be analysed to design a smarter solution for automation and efficiency. You will then implement your designed solution to verify your proposed design. The unit will give you the knowledge to use emerging technologies you have learned in a business and social context.

Details

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

Pre-requisites:

COIT29226 

COIT20260

Co-requisite:

COIT29223

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2021

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 1 - 2021

Attendance Requirements

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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

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Project (applied) 70%
3. Presentation 10%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Justify the role of automation for different business and social issues
  2. Synthesise unstructured data to identify the gap for automation
  3. Develop a solution using smart technologies to improve a business or social problem
  4. Evaluate smart technology solutions with respect to improving existing practices.

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is adopted by organisations, governments and individuals in many countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles. ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile.

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA 7 (the SFIA code is included):

  • Organizational design and implementation (ORDI)
  • System Integration (SINT)
  • Programming/Software Development (PROG)
  • Testing (TEST)
  • Solution architecture (ARCH)
  • Strategic planning (ITSP)
  • Change Management (CHMG)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Project (applied)
3 - Presentation
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Project (applied)
3 - Presentation