Subject details

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Apply problem solving and creative thinking to identify and develop innovative solutions to complex problems in the global ICT industry
  2. Critically analyse cultural models to understand the impact of culture on the adoption of technology and the operation of multicultural teams and apply this knowledge to a case scenario
  3. Develop and present a resolved project outcome that demonstrates understanding of, and engagement with, the major issues, challenges and opportunities in the global ICT industry
  4. Communicate effectively as a professional and function as an effective leader or member of a diverse team.
  • Topics
    • Globalisation and its impact on IT
    • Cultural differences and their impact on technology
    • National differences in technology adoption in geographic regions
    • Doing ICT business globally
    • Global technologies and architectures
    • Global standards applied in ICT
    • Working with cultural differences
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Blog
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • SWI-HIT8434

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:


Students should have completed at least 50% of their postgraduate studies.

Special requirements

No special requirements

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is an important enabler for global business operations today, yet how do we manage standards and practices that must span the geographic, political and cultural boundaries? This subject will provide students with the skills required to independently investigate the global context of the ICT industry, and to navigate the associated professional, cultural and operational issues. Students will identify, analyse, and consider the technology trends that support globalisation and how these technologies are adopted in a local setting. They will also critically evaluate the validity of global ICT standards, in particular tools and methodologies such as ITIL/ISO 20000, PMBOK, Prince 2 , PMBOK, and CMMI.

  • Assignment 1 - (Group) 30-40% (0%)
  • Assignment 2 - Appraisal (Individual) 20-30% (0%)
  • Assignment 3 - (Individual) 30-50% (0%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

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