ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation (8)

This subject requires research and project work, at an advanced level, on a topic related to emerging technologies and innovation. In the context of professional practice, students will draw upon prior learning in their Masters course to execute an independent capstone project in a selected topic in Information Technology.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Brisbane
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITC571. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to postgraduate students.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to interpret and evaluate an overview of recent trends in emerging technologies and innovation;
  • be able to perform literature searches and critically analyse the literature in the chosen topic;
  • be able to critically reflect on and synthesize complex information, problems, concepts and theories in the chosen topic;
  • be able to apply established research methodologies with autonomy;
  • be able to apply project management and information and communication technologies (ICT) tools to plan, execute, record and present their research and project work as a capstone experience;
  • be able to demonstrate advanced communication skills in transmitting their capstone experiences and ideas;
  • be able to justify to an audience of peers any conclusions and professional decisions made that contribute to creating new knowledge.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction and selecting a capstone topic area to review.
  • Project design, planning, execution and reporting.
  • Research Skills: locating and evaluating information, credibility of sources and referencing.
  • Extracting information from readings for critical analysis.
  • Preparing and writing a literature review or capstone report.
  • Presenting your project.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.