Module details for Understanding Transformational Change in a Digital World




The aim of this module is to help students understand the context of the transformational change in the fourth industrial revolution.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Analyse the contexts, drivers and challenges of transformational change, particularly in relation to the fourth industrial revolution.

Indicative Content

1 The change context

The Fourth Industrial Revolution a fundamental change in the way we live, work and relate to one another. The nature of change in increasingly complex arrangements of work, the impacts on governments, business and people.

2 Globalisation and the fourth industrial revolution

Critical reflections on technology as a driver of globalisation. Trade and trade development; Globalisation 4.0; Global Value chains.

3 Change management for sustainability

Change management, leadership and sustainability; Fourth industrial revolution and sustainability.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Teaching and Learning Method Hours
Lecture 2
Tutorial/Seminar 4
Practical Activity 3
Assessment 12
Independent 29
Total 50

Guidance notes

SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


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