The Digital Economy

10 Units

Information Technology is changing business fundamentally. This course overviews the nature of these changes in three distinct, but integrated parts:

1. Development of IT solutions during the 20th century.

2. Contemporary ICT applications and practices.

3. Future opportunities and implications relating to ICT.

While the course is not primarily technically focused the technical aspects needed to understand the implications, opportunities, limitations and management issues relating to ICT in business are covered.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Availability Trimester 3 - 2017 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the fundamental ICT technologies in use today, and be aware of likely ICT developments in the immediate future.
  2. Have an appreciation of the nature and extent of the use of ICT within business today.
  3. Appreciate the importance of integrating planning and management of ICT into mainstream business management.
  4. Develop pro-active approaches to the introduction of innovative ICT applications.
  1. Technology: Hardware & software, telecommunications & networking (contemporary and future).
  2. The strategic place of ICT in the modern economy/organization.
  3. The use of ICT within present and emerging business models.
  4. Electronic Trading Cycles.
  5. Contemporary ICT Issues, e.g. Distributed computing, the “cloud”, social networking, supply chain re-engineering.
  6. Managing the ICT function within the organization.
  7. Privacy, security, ethical and social impact of ICT initiatives
  • This course replaces GEBU6010. If you have successfully completed GEBU6010 you cannot enrol in this course.
Replacing Course(s) This course replaces the following course(s): GEBU6010. Students who have successfully completed GEBU6010 are not eligible to enrol in INFT6060.
Assessment Items
  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Class Discussion & Exercises
  • Report: Report 1
  • Report: Report 2
  • Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact Hours

Callaghan and WebLearn GradSchool


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Timetable 2017 Course Timetables for INFT6060
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