Emerging Technology Monitoring

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Emerging Technology Monitoring
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This Module can only be taken as a Short Course for Credit.
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Through covering topics such as emerging hardware, software, communication technologies and associated ICT products, this Module will enable you to provide an on-going assessment of their relevance and potential value to the organisation.

At a glance
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Duration Online learning
Location Online
£1,310 - Short Course for Credit fee

Concessions available

What you will learn
On successful completion of this module you should be able to:


  • appraise emerging technologies,
  • evaluate emerging technology that are likely to impact on national security and defence in the next five 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.

Core content
Module topics:

Generic methods and tools:

  • horizon scanning,
  • predictive methods,
  • strategic assessment of new technologies,
  • evaluation,
  • maintaining personal awareness.

Emerging technologies:

 a selection of currently relevant technologies will be studied.

Upgrade to a professional qualification
After successful completion of this Short Course for Credit, 10 credit points can be put towards either the Cyber Defence and Information Assurance MSc, Cyberspace Operations MSc, Information Capability Management MSc or Defence and Security (Technology) MSc.

Find out more about short course credit points.

Who should attend
This course is aimed at military and civilian staff who are likely to be involved with cyber, digital strategy and dynamic roles within technology based roles.

Students must have successfully completed Foundations of Cyber (CDIA, CsOps) or the Foundations of Information Systems (ICM) in order to take this as a Short Course for Credit.

Ian Owens

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