Course Title: Business Implications for Robotics and Remote Sensing Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Business Implications for Robotics and Remote Sensing Project

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


610P BUS Portfolio Office


Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021

Course Coordinator: Dr France Cheong

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5929

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80, City Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Robotics, autonomous systems and sensing technologies sit at the heart of the fourth industrial revolution, at the intersection of physical and digital worlds.  These technologies underpin self-driving cars, smart cities, autonomous drones, and sensor technology capturing data that will revolutionise and enhance industries. In order to capitalise on the opportunities presented, organisations must develop their technical knowledge and examine exactly how they do, and could do, business.

In this course you will undertake a project that investigates the opportunities and implications of robotics and/or remote sensing in an authentic context. Working with industry partners and mechatronics experts from the College of Science, Engineering and Health, you will identify an opportunity and investigate options for implementation of robotics/remote sensing into a specified business context.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

  1. Categorise applications of robotics and remote sensing in business contexts.
  2. Apply creative thinking to solve human and material resource management issues.
  3. Conduct an evaluative process to assess a business opportunity.
  4. Create a project proposal based on the identification of an opportunity for implementation of robotics/remote sensing into a specified business context.
  5. Demonstrate collaborative project skills and deliver a persuasive presentation to articulate project findings.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course is delivered as a blend of face-to-face activities (such as: workshops, lectures and group or industry-based tasks) and online learning. Learning will be focused around the completion of a 12-week project, which will be supported through in-class and online activities. This may include: project development activities; guest speakers/expert commentators; prescribed readings; researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; producing artefacts; proposing solutions; seeking and providing peer feedback; and reflective praxis.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies/Canvas. Class activities, recordings, notes and outcomes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

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

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows.

Assessment Task 1: 15%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2

Assessment Task 2: 35%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on progress, milestones and approaches, and by individual consultation.