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ZUG1040 - Technology and business 1

15 Credits


This module aims to equip students with knowledge and skills about the use of technology in business operations. The focus will predominantly be on ICT (Information and Communication Technology). The module covers topics relating to ICT integration within modern business and how to use ICT efficiently and effectively in business operations.

The basics of business re-engineering will also be covered. Emphasis will be on ICTs such as word processing, spreadsheet, database, the internet, the Web, social media, and mobiles.

Undergraduate – Module

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s)/term(s) in which this module is offered.


  • Second Semester 2017
  • Term 3 2017


  • Describe the role of different types of ICTs in business operations
  • Apply skills to choose the appropriate applications for use in business operations
  • Demonstrate skills in the basic use of ICTs for business operations
  • Explain the different functions of different software applications


  • Within semester / term assessment: 50%
  • Project: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this module is 150 hours typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The module requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.





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