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Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology


Subject Information
Subject Code ISIT405
Subject Name Technology Management and Innovation
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 24cp @ 300 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence IACT905, ISIT905, IACT405
Assessment Examination 40% assignments 60%
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts  
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Students should use the SMP OnLine Tutorial System (via SOLS) to enrol in tutorial/laboratory groups for this subject. Once enrolments are open a link to the subject will appear in Tutorial Enrolments in SOLS.
Availability Not Available in 2017

Subject Description
The rapid development of information technology networks has prompted governments to develop national policies to promote the growth of services in these areas. Innovation in information technology and its effective use is now seen to underpin international competitiveness. Successful innovation policies are now central to the future viability of industry and nations alike. This subject addresses key themes such as: the importance of innovation to the economy and the firm; the links between information, information technology and innovation; and, the development of effective national policies to promote industrial innovation. Issues such as the role of multinationals, transborder data flows and research and development are discussed in this context.


Extra Information
Subject Objectives:
A student who successfully completes this subject should be able to: (i) explain the central conceptual ideas underpinning the complex relationships between information, information technology, telecommunications and innovation; (ii) analyse the key political and economic issues in the area of information technology policy; (iii) communicate and present complex arguments relating to the formulation of information technology and innovation policies, both individually and in groups.

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