IA40810 Digital Transformation

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module is designed to introduce learners to the key concepts and technologies of the Web3 ecosystem, including blockchain, decentralised finance, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The module will cover the history and development of these technologies, their potential impact on various industries, and their implications for self resilience and career sustainability.

In the Digital Transformation we lead the learners to develop individual digital transformations, the ability to prevail through an uncertain future using emerging technologies. The goal of this module is for learners to cultivate a digital mindset and gain a sense of control in the rapidly changing world.

Joining this module is like participating in an expedition to an unfamiliar landscape. New fields, new concepts, new buzzwords are constantly emerging. They come with promising opportunities as well as controversies. Learners will be equipped with cutting edge digital tools to explore, experience, analyse and reflect. Through group activities, hands-on experience and individual reflections, learners will be familiarised with concepts such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain, cryptography and metaverse.

This module is run as part of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Technology, Transformation & Resilience.



Enrolment in an innovation academy module means a commitment to active participation and engagement, which necessitates attendance at all scheduled classes.

We limit our class size to 40 students or less. We require a minimum of 16 participants to ensure enough people for teamwork and a dynamic classroom environment. On very rare occasions, if few have less than 16 registered students, we will offer students the opportunity to join another class.

UCD Innovation Academy: About Us

At UCD Innovation Academy, we are a group of Educator Practitioners with extensive real-world experience as academics, business and social entrepreneurs, tech thinkers, creative professionals, and design thinking practitioners.

We take an action-oriented approach to learning, with a combination of individual, group and class tasks, activities, discussions, presentations and reflection. All of our teaching is rounded in academic rigour and your focus is on learning from doing in a real-world context.


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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this module, learners will be able to:

Understand the basics of blockchain technology and its potential applications, including NFTs and the metaverse.
Understand the potential implications of NFTs for the ownership and trading of digital assets and consider how they might be used in various industries.
Apply AI and blockchain concepts to real-world problems and consider the potential impact of these technologies on society.
Analyse the implications of Web3 technologies for self-resilience and career sustainability

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Small Group


Conversation Class




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module will be research based. Students will do a deep dive into how we interact with technology. Learning will also be in peer to peer led groups. learning will be emergent and interactive . 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Presentation: Digital pitch presentation Unspecified n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes


Attendance: Attendance is compulsory Unspecified n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes


Assignment: Reflection report Unspecified n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Anh Nguyen Quoc Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
2 Trimester (Sep-May)
Workshop Offering 50 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26 Mon 09:00 - 13:50
Workshop Offering 50 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 Thurs 09:00 - 13:50
2 Trimester (Sep-May)