INFO816 – Special Topic in Information Technology

Module code
Module title
Special Topic in Information Technology
Students will explore current developments in a specific area of Information Technology.
  • BI1702
  • BI1703
  • BI1704
  • IT1101
NZQA Level
Level 8
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Investigate a specific topic in information technology using a variety of resources, tools
and techniques
2. Critically analyse and evaluate information gathered about a specific topic in information
3. Present the findings of an investigation into a specific topic in information technology
- Sources of information
- Information gathering and analysis
- Technical, social and ethical considerations
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching and learning methods will involve theoretical and practical classes which may include but are not limited to lectures, class discussions, tutorials, case studies, simulations, computer laboratory work, group activities, face-to-face and online activities.
Assessment Criteria
In order to receive a passing grade, students must achieve a minimum 40% average over all supervised tests and achieve 50% overall for the module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Wintec Learning Management Systems, Computer Laboratory

Required Text:
An extended reference list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the module which will be updated as required