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Emerging Technologies in Organisations (ISYS90095)

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Year of offerNot available in 2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeISYS90095
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As with many other forms of technology, information technologies have lifecycles ranging from initial conception, to possible adoption, and widespread use, to eventual obsolescence.This subject will examine emerging information technologies and the issues that relate to them, including: how they evolve and, enter usage, and their likely future effects on people and social structures.


The subject provides an understanding of both technical and managerial issues, as well as strategic implications of emerging technologies and issues. Upon completion of the subject, students should be able to (a) understand key enabling technologies and become an effective participant in technology-enabled business endeavours and initiatives; (b) recognize ways of leveraging the technology to improve intra and inter-organizational processes and enhance a firm’s competitive position; (c) gain skills for building careers and taking advantage of entrepreneurial opportunities through emerging technologies, and (d) understand the factors that influence how relevant an emerging technology will be in the long run.

Intended learning outcomes


On completion of this subject the student is expected to:

  1. Have developed a sound knowledge and understanding of emerging technologies in the context of management practice of Information Systems in Organisations
  2. Have developed and applied skills in critical thinking and systems analysis to identify, evaluate and/or communicate strategic and operational issues related to emerging technologies in the real-world practice of Information Systems
  3. Research and argue disparate beliefs/theories of Emerging Technology Theory.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • Analytical and interpretative skills, through the conceptualization of classes of technology and through the analysis of a real world case
  • High-level design skills, through proposing new uses of technology to support human activity
  • Team-work, through working on a group project
  • Report-writing skills
  • Presentation skills

Eligibility and requirements


This subject is only available to students admitted to the Master of Information Systems (Executive), or students with permission of the Master of Information Systems (Executive) Course coordinator



Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



  • One group based seminar paper (10%) with 3-5 group members of approximately 1000 words; supported by group presentation (10%) of 15 minutes duration due between weeks 3-9, requiring approximately 25-30 hours for both the paper and the presentation per student. Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO) 1 and 3 is addressed in the seminar paper and presentation
  • One group based case study (30%) with 3-5 group members of approximately 5000 words due mid term (week 5); requiring approximately 40-45 hours work per student. ILOs 1 and 2 addressed in the case study
  • One written assignment due at the end of term (week 9) of approximately 2,500 words (50%) requiring approximately 70-75 hours of work. ILOs 1 to 3 are addressed in the examination. The assignment is a hurdle and must be passed to pass the subject.

Dates & times

Not available in 2018

Time commitment details

200 hours

Further information

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  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

Last updated: 11 December 2018