Special Topics in IS&T (ISTN731) – 16 credits

Offered at: Westville (second semester)

Prerequisite Requirement:  Acceptance into the Honours Programme

Aim: The rapid pace of change in IS and IT requires awareness of trends and trending technologies. This allows students to add meaningfully to the competitive advantage their employers can harness. Students need to focus on implementing innovative, appropriate, leading-edge technology. IT Trends relevant at the individual, organisational, national and international level are included.

Content: Topics include: The specific content of the module varies depending on the prevalent trends. Trends are identified using reference benchmarks such as Gartner's HypeCycle  report. The number of technologies selected in the individual and organisational level is dependent on the depth to which they can be explored based on technical access and infrastructure within UKZN.

Practicals: Practicals and online learning: Immersive online engagement required from students.

Assessment:  Continuous assessment module (100%)

For further information, please refer to the College of Law and Management Studies handbook.

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