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.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Brisbane
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
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Brisbane
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.
  • Building industry connections.
  • 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.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ITC571 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Topic selection, project brief and blog setup
Weekly progress reports
Project proposal and plan
Annotated bibliography
Project closure and reporting
Journal synopsis paper

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.