Course Title: Technology Futures

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Technology Futures

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Coordinator: Marta Poblet Balcell

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0134

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B013 F02 R043

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Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course explores current and emerging technology trends and evaluates its impact on businesses. You will explore developments in technologies including the evolution of a technology, the characteristics of a technology and its implications on managerial functions. You will also evaluate how technological changes affect stakeholder management.

You may select RMIT Online short courses in the Technology Futures area and complete required assessments. Potential courses you can select include: Developing Blockchain Strategy, Digital Transformation, Digital Marketing, Digital Delivery with Agile, and Product Development and Innovation. The courses available from RMIT Online may change over time.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

CLO1: Critically evaluate current and emerging developments in technologies and related opportunities and challenges.

CLO2: Appraise the implications of technological changes on managerial functions including planning, decision making, control, and coordination and the relationships with stakeholders.

CLO3: Develop business solutions in response to technological changes.

CLO4: Argue the importance of ethics in the digital age.

Overview of Learning Activities


In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through the RMIT Learning Hub (Canvas). These include seminar slides, assessment details, links to relevant internet information, readings and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities, contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment 1: 30%

Linked CLOs: 1,2

Assessment 2: 30% 

Linked CLOs: 1,2,3

Assessment 3: 40%

Linked CLOs: 1,2,3,4