Technology Leadership

RMIT University Vietnam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Technology Leadership

  • Host University

    RMIT University Vietnam

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Area of Study

    Engineering Science and Math, Leadership

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    You should have completed Engineering Management and Intercultural Management and communication.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description

    The course covers effective methodologies to devise real solutions for challenges faced by today’s technology leaders. It also covers processes, operations and understanding company infrastructure and developing flexibility for change. The course will involve engaging in a real technology environment and acquiring the skills and knowledge for a successful technical leader.


    Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

    This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes:

    1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline
    1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline
    3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains
    3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
    3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership.


    On completion of this course you should be able to:

    1. Communicate with teams and the community at large to investigate and present different technology leadership techniques.
    2. Deliver business value to clients via technology leadership, and describe how this is achieved.
    3. Develop a business benefits realisation plan to ensure value creation. 
    4. List the challenges of managing complexity and uncertainty in technology leadership.
    5. Demonstrate knowledge of technology leadership skills.
    6. Support and improve technology leadership practice by the application of key methodologies and frameworks.


    Overview of Learning Activities

    Learning activities will take the form of:

    • Face to face and online seminars
    • Tutorials
    • Team work

    Overview of Learning Resources

    Learning resources will consist of recommended references and class notes which may be accessed through "myRMIT" if you are in Melbourne and via "RMIT online" if you are based in Vietnam.
    The set of references is deliberately broad, including books, journal publications, government reports, industry standards and handbooks, and web-based resources.


    Overview of Assessment

    Assessment 1: Interim report
    Weighting (%): 25
    This task assesses the following learning outcomes: 
    PLO 1.5, 1.6, 3.2
    CLO 1, 2, 5

    Assessment 2: Oral presentation
    Weighting of final grade (%): 25 
    This task assesses the following learning outcomes:
    PLO 3.2, 3.5, 3.6 
    CLO 1, 4, 5

    Assessment 3: Technology Project Leadership Plan
    Weighting of final grade (%): 50
    This task assesses the following learning outcomes:
    PLO 1.5, 1.6, 3.2, 3.6
    CLO 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


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