SCU OnlineStudy Period 3,6Study Period 3,6

Unit description

Explores how innovative technologies have the capacity to influence and shape the business environment. It investigates particular emerging technologies and real-world cases to improve student understanding of the impact and the role that technologies can play in society, and how this is moulded by individuals’ interactions and perspectives with and through technology. Students will explore different aspects of theory and concepts to learn how they can be applied in different situations to understand the impacts of technology on enterprises.

Unit content

Topic 1: Ubiquitous technologies in modern businesses
Topic 2: Social technologies and their influence on social capital
Topic 3: Cloud computing and big data redefinition of business processes
Topic 4: Preparing for disruptive innovation
Topic 5: Robotics and artificial intelligence
Topic 6: Quantum computing: the future frontier of business

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Study Period 3

  • No prescribed texts.

Study Period 6

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Discussion board10%
Literature review40%
Investigating a Digital Disruption40%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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