Emerging Technology Monitoring - ICM-ETM

Technology School
1 day residential together with blended learning totalling 14 weeks
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About this course

This short course is a module from the Information Capability Management (ICM) PgCert, PgDip, MSc course. It is delivered by Cranfield University on behalf of the Technology School, Defence Academy.

The course will enable you to appraise new and emerging hardware, software, communication technologies and associated ICT products. You will study methods and techniques pertinent to a selected organisation, in order to provide on-going assessment of their relevance and potential value to the organisation. 

It covers: 
  • generic methods and tools
  • horizon scanning
  • predictive methods
  • strategic assessment of new technologies
  • evaluation
  • maintaining personal awareness
  • emerging technologies
Keeping courses up-to-date and current requires constant innovation and change. The modules currently offered in connection with this MSc reflect the needs of our business however they may change or be withdrawn due to research developments, legislation changes or for a variety of other reasons, depending on the year of entry. Changes may also be designed to improve the student learning experience or to respond to feedback from students, external examiners, accreditation bodies and industrial advisory panels.

What you will learn

  • appraise emerging technologies
  • evaluate emerging technology that are likely to impact on national security and defence in the next five years
  • contrast the methods available for identifying and managing the risks and benefits of the use of emerging technology
  • exploit emerging technologies in relevant working practices
  • compare and contrast emerging information technologies appropriate to a particular scenario in order to assess potential business benefit

How will this course help my career?

This course will support the development of you as an agile information professional. 

Successful completion of this module assessment will count as 10 credits towards an Information Capability Management named award (PgCert, PgDip or MSc). 

This module is accredited by CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals).

Before you attend

In preparation for your attendance on this course, you will need:
  • a first or second class honours degree, or equivalent, in science, engineering or mathematics
  • alternatively, a lesser qualification together with appropriate work experience may be acceptable
  • you must complete the Foundations of Information Systems module

If you are seeking a Ministry of Defence (MOD) funded place, you will need to demonstrate in your application that there is a clear business need to undertake the course. 

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)

How will I learn?

Blended Learning, Classroom, Online

How will you be assessed?

Assessed coursework.

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