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The Digital Economy

Undergraduate | CUR-NET205 | 2024

Learn to understand the dynamics of the digital economy, including the importance of platforms, networks, attention, and growth. Explore alternative economic forms, such as peer-to-peer and gift economies.

Study method
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Enrol by
19 May 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
27 May 2024,
25 Nov 2024

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The Digital Economy

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. understand and apply collaborative skills relevant to the digital economy
    2. analyse the relationship between the Internet and capitalism, with reference to specific case studies
    3. demonstrate understanding of the role of ‘free’ labour in the digital economy.

Entry requirements

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:

one of

and one of

Equivalent subjects

You won't be able to enrol into this subject if you've already successfully completed or currently enrolled in the following subject(s) as they are considered anti-requisites due to the similarity of the content.


NET12 is the same as NET102 and NET11 is the same as WEB101.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Student feedback

6 student respondents between 20 Feb 2023 - 20 Feb 2024.

100%of students felt the study load was manageable

66%of students felt this subject helped them gain relevant skills

What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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