RDEV30040 Information Technology and E-Business

Academic Year 2021/2022

An undergraduate module principally designed for stage 4 Food and Agribusiness Management students. Topics covered include:
Nature, scale, scope and growth, benefits and potential of ICT and e-business.
Definition, description and evaluation of internet, intranet, and extranet structures and services.
Uptake of ICTs among Irish farmers and agribusinesses; comparison of these with international trends; factors associated with adoption of ICTs.
Portal and web development.
Current E-Business models and trends.
Legal requirements, rights and responsibilities in e-business trading.
Future developments in ICT and e-business.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
explain the nature, scale, scope, growth, benefits and potential of ICT and e-business;
explain the uptake of ICT among Irish farmers and agribusinesses and compare these with international trends and analyse the factors associated with adoption of ICTs;
evaluate websites and portals;
participate in web site development;
critique current e-business models and trends;
describe the legal requirements, rights and responsibilities when conducting e-business.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning








Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Class discussion
Project based on field work (visit to a food business or agribusiness) 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
AERD20030 - Business Management

COMP20030 - Web Design, RDEV40500 - ICT & E-Business

Information Tech & E-Business (AERD30080)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: End of trimester assignment Week 12 n/a Graded No


Assignment: Written field-based project Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
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?

Feedback on assignment will be delivered individually to each student within 20 days of completing the assignment. Feedback on end of semester assessment can be requested by students by appointment with module coordinator.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Thurs 12:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Tues 11:00 - 12:50