Course Title: Digital Innovation Case Studies

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital Innovation Case Studies

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

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Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: 

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Course Coordinator: Shekhar Kalra

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9500

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: TBC

Course Coordinator Availability: By Appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


COSC2829 -- Cloud Architecting

Course Description

Digital innovation is the implementation of new digital technologies to solve existing business problems and improvise organisational practices. It is a disruptive and ongoing process that changes industries and helps organisations stay relevant and competitive. A successful digital strategy covers digital innovation initiatives such as switching from legacy systems to digital systems, implementation of new software and platforms, cloud migration, and automation, connectivity, and data analytics.

To get started with digital innovation, you need to focus on the following elements – people, process, platform, and portfolio. With the right people, processes, and platforms in place, you can drive digital innovation in your organisation to create a portfolio of disruptive processes, products, and services and launch high-value initiatives.

In this course, you will explore a suite of successful digital innovation case studies. You will identify success factors in these digital innovation case studies and learn how to apply them in different contexts.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The course is a program option course, however, will contribute to following program learning outcomes for the following programs:

BP162 Bachelor of Information Technology
BP349 Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional)

PLO1: Knowledge - Apply a broad and coherent set of knowledge and skills for developing user-centric computing solutions for contemporary societal challenges.

PLO2: Problem Solving - Apply systematic problem solving and decision-making methodologies to identify, design and implement computing solutions to real world problems, demonstrating the ability to work independently to self-manage processes and projects.

PLO3: Cognitive and Technical Skill - Critically analyse and evaluate user requirements and design systems employing software development tools, techniques, and emerging technologies.

PLO4: Communication - Communicate effectively with diverse audiences, employing a range of communication methods in interactions to both computing and non-computing personnel.

PLO5: Collaboration and Teamwork - Demonstrate effective teamwork and collaboration by using tools and practices to manage and meet project deliverables.

PLO6: Responsibility and Accountability - Demonstrate integrity, ethical conduct, sustainable and culturally inclusive professional standards, including First Nations knowledges and input in designing and implementing computing solutions.

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

  • CLO1: Identify the contemporary meaning of term digital and how disruption works.
  • CLO2: Analyse digital accelerators relevant to the business/organisation
  • CLO3: Create a map for digital transformation based upon the nature of the business/organisation
  • CLO4: Demonstrate reflective practice to develop a complete digital strategy to cope with the disruption

Overview of Learning Activities

Teacher-guided learning will include lectures to present main concepts, small-class tutorials to reinforce those concepts, and supervised computer laboratory sessions to support programming practice under guidance from an instructor.

Learner-directed hours include time spent reading and studying lecture notes and prescribed text in order to better understand the concepts; working through examples that illustrate those concepts; and performing exercises and assignments designed by the teachers to reinforce concepts and develop practical skills across a variety of problem types.

Overview of Learning Resources

You are encouraged to bring your laptops and use the freely available software to conduct the laboratories.

You will make extensive use of computer laboratories and relevant software provided by the School. You will be able to access course information and learning materials through Canvas and the RMIT Student website, and may be provided with copies of additional materials in class or via email. 

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning:

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the RMIT Student website.

Overview of Assessment

Note: This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Task 1: Written report.
Weighting: 30%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1 and 2.

Assessment Task 2: Fortnightly Portfolio Work.
Weighting: 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 and 3.

Assessment Task 3: Final presentation to an industry panel.
Weighting: 50%
This assessment task supports CLOs1, 2, 3, 4