TECH09004 2023 Emerging Technologies and Applications

General Details

Full Title
Emerging Technologies and Applications
Transcript Title
Emerging Techs and Apps
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Subject Area
TECH - Technology
BUS - Business
09 - NFQ Level 9
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2023 - Full Academic Year 2023-24
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Diolinda Coyle
Programme Membership
SG_BDIGI_M09 202300 Master of Science in Digital Business SG_BDIGI_O09 202300 Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Digital Business SG_BAPPL_S09 202300 Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Digital Business SG_SMARK_S09 202300 Postgraduate Certificate in Marketing SG_SMARK_O09 202300 Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Marketing SG_SMARL_M09 202300 Master of Science in Marketing SG_SMARM_M09 202300 Master of Science in Marketing SG_SMARK_M09 202300 Master of Science in Marketing

This module will demonstrate several emerging technologies to the learner and will enable the learner to develop applications thereof.  The student will learn about IoT, 3D, 360° and XR technologies and will examine how these technologies are used in different types of industries. The learner will implement practical applications of each of these technologies using a variety of hardware and software.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies and Applications will be utilised and implemented, where possible, in various components of this module.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Appraise requirements and implement IoT applications for various industries.


Determine requirements and generate 3D content that can be used in a variety of applications.


Compare and contrast requirements and produce 360° media for a variety of purposes.


Evaluate requirements and develop immersive applications and experiences.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Students will participate actively in their own learning. Various strategies can be used to facilitate this, including video recordings, readings, practical instruction, simulations, brainstorming and problem-solving.

Students will be offered the opportunity to attend an on-site workshop in order to provide hands-on practical experience of the technologies.

Module Assessment Strategies

In order to meet the learning needs of the student and allow for flexibility, projects will be assigned by the lecturer in consultation with the learner.

Students will complete two assignments to ensure all module learning outcomes are met.  The first assignment, worth 25%, requires the student to build an IoT application.  The second assignment, worth 75%, requires the student to create a 3D/360°/XR application/experience.

Students will have the opportunity to reflect on their learning progress throughout the Semester and feedback will be provided as necessary.

Repeat Assessments

If the Overall Mark for the Learner is a Fail, the Student will be required to Repeat Failed Components.

Indicative Syllabus

LO1 : IoT

  • Analyse characteristics, opportunities and challenges of IoT technology.
  • Discuss IoT use-cases in various industries.
  • Identify IoT hardware and software.
  • Utilise IoT devices to build practical applications.


LO2 : 3D

  • Consider history, characteristics, examples, use-cases and future of 3D technology.
  • Determine hardware, software and target platforms for 3D models.
  • Acquire, create, transform and display 3D objects.
  • Make 3D virtual tours.


LO3 : 360°

  • Examine history, concepts and opportunities of 360° content.
  • Compare devices, features/capabilities and software for 360° media.
  • Capture, edit, process and view 360° photos and videos.
  • Produce 360° virtual tours.


LO4 : Extended Reality

  • Define XR and investigate evolution, types, use-cases and future of immersive technologies.
  • Assess XR hardware and software.
  • Generate augmented reality applications.
  • Create virtual reality experiences.
  • Explore mixed reality environments.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Implementation Coursework Assessment Project 25 % Week 3 1
2 Practical Implementation Coursework Assessment Project 75 % End of Semester 2,3,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical / Laboratory Computer Laboratory Practical Implementations and Theory 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self-Directed 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Online Practical Implementations and Theory 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Online Self-Directed 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2023-08 Future Law
ISBN 1474417620 ISBN-13 9781474417624

How can law ethically regulate a future of fast-changing technologies? From recent inventions to science fiction, Future Law explores how law, ethics and regulation must respond to new technologies that challenge the boundaries of our ethics.

Recommended Reading
2022-09 Emerging Technologies
ISBN 1032022418 ISBN-13 9781032022413

Emerging Technologies / Life at the Edge of the Future invites us to think forward from our present moment of planetary, public and everyday crisis, through the prism of emerging technologies. It calls for a new ethical, responsible and equitable path towards possible futures, curated through in-depth engagement with and across experiential, environmental and technological possibilities. It tackles three of the most significant challenges for contemporary society by asking: how emerging technologies are implicated in the sites of everyday lives; what place emerging technologies have in an evolving world in crisis; and how we might better imagine and shape ethical, equitable and responsible futures. The book interweaves three narratives, each of which advances three sets of concerns for our societal futures: 'Emergence', which addresses futures, trust and hope; 'Worlds', which addresses data, air and energy; and 'Technologies', which addresses the future of mobilities, homes and work. Not simply a critical study of emerging technologies, this book is also an approach to thinking and practice in times of global crisis that plays out a mode of future-focused scholarship and action for the first half of the twenty-first century.

Recommended Reading
2022-07-12 Emerging Technologies Springer
ISBN 3031071263 ISBN-13 9783031071263

This monograph investigates a multitude of emerging technologies including 3D printing, 5G, blockchain, and many more to assess their potential for use to further humanitys shared goal of sustainable development. Through case studies detailing how these technologies are already being used at companies worldwide, author Sinan Kfeolu explores how emerging technologies can be used to enhance progress toward each of the seventeen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and to guarantee economic growth even in the face of challenges such as climate change. To assemble this book, the author explored the business models of 650 companies in order to demonstrate how innovations can be converted into value to support sustainable development. To ensure practical application, only technologies currently on the market and in use actual companies were investigated. This volume will be of great use to academics, policymakers, innovators at the forefront of green business, and anyone else who is interested in novel and innovative business models and how they could help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. This is an open access book.

Recommended Reading
2019-02-27 Explaining the Future
ISBN 0198822820 ISBN-13 9780198822820

Will this new technology work to solve the problem its inventors claim it will? Is it likely to succeed? What is the right technical solution for a particular problem? Can we narrow down the options before we invest in development? How do we persuade our colleagues, investors, clients, orreaders of our technical reasoning? Whether you're a researcher, a consultant, a venture capitalist, or a technology officer, you may need to be able to answer these questions systematically and with clarity. Most people learn these skills through years of experience. However, they are so basic to ahigh-level technical career that they should be made explicit and learned up front. Bains provides you with the tools you need to think through how to match new (and old) technologies, materials, and processes with applications. It starts with key questions to ask, goes through the resources you'll need to answer them, and helps you think through who is most (and least) likely todeserve your trust. Next, it talks you through analyzing the information you've gathered in a systematic way. The book includes chapters on audience (and how to tailor your explanation to them), how to make a persuasive and structured technical argument, and how to write this up in a way that iscredible and easy to follow. Finally, the book includes a case study: a real worked example that goes from an idea through the twists and turns of the research and analysis process to a final report.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources
Updated Literary Resources
Journal Resources
URL Resources

Links will be provided to supplement instructor-led practical demonstrations.

Other Resources

Support material will be prepared by the lecturer and made available to the student via a VLE.

Additional Information