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 Defence College for Military Capability Integration, Defence Academy.

The course will enable you to appraise new and emerging:

  • hardware
  • software
  • communication technologies
  • 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

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modules currently offered in connection with this MSc reflect the needs of our business however they may change or be withdrawn due to research developments, legislation changes or for a variety of other reasons, depending on the year of entry.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

Your will learn how to:

  • appraise emerging technologies
  • evaluate emerging technology that are likely to impact on national security and defence in the next 5 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 this course will help your 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 Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

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Who can attend this course
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
  • to have completed the Foundations of Information Systems module

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

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How the course will be taught
Online (Virtual)
How you will be assessed

Assessed coursework.

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