Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


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



Subject Information
Subject Code IACT999
Subject Name Emerging Topics in Information Technology
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites IACT901 plus 36 credit points @ 900 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment First draft 10% Second draft 15% Final project 60% Seminar 15%
General Subject No.

Subject Description
This subject is concerned with the emerging issues involved in the analysis, design, development and implementation of a corporate-wide information system. Students will complete an individual project/business case related to the strategic use of IT in an organization. Students are required to apply their experience and knowledge from previous subjects, as well as a set of research methods to prepare a report and presentation. Projects will be undertaken individually and specific topics will be selected based on the student's chosen elective stream and interests. The subject also provides students with enhanced communication and project management skills.


Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
ONLY offered in DUBAI
Subject Objectives:
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to: 1. Conceptualize, plan and carry out a substantial project independently; 2. Synthesise previous knowledge to undertake a study in the field of strategic IT planning and management; 3. Identify and critically assess relevant sources of information, including professional and research databases; 4. Compile information from primary and secondary sources; 5. Analyse, evaluate, interpret and integrate the compiled information; 6. Select and apply appropriate techniques and methods to undertake the project; 7. Anlayse results, draw conclusions and discuss implications; 8. Prepare a report/business case and present results in a presentation.