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The module builds on student learning at Level 5 and prepares students for participation in the digital economy which is redefining the market. Students will cover Disruptive Digital business models and their impact, the increased emphasis on customer expectations of experience, and how these are met through the digital transformation of the business organization.  The paradigm shift where Services are seen as the new consumption model and implications of this for the developing and leading strategies for digital business transformation.



Module Aims

  1. Give students a good understanding of the digital realm and digital transformation
  2. Understand Industrial Revolution 4.0 Cyber-Physical Systems
  3. Ability to analyze and evaluate organizational digital transformation

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critically evaluate the impact of new digital technology on business processes.
  2. Critically assess strategy development and leadership in Enterprise transformation for Digital Business.
  3. Demonstrate ability to plan for and manage digital transformation in business
  4. Evaluate the benefits and problems of the digital transformation from both technical and social system perspectives
  5. Analyze the range of benefits of service transformation (Service 4.0)
  6. Develop skills in the use of digital business process tools to support Enterprise Transformation.

Indicative Syllabus Content

  1. The digital economy and Enterprise Transformation
    1. Current perspectives on transformation
    2. Developing Strategy
    3. Embedding strategy
    4. Interoperability perspectives: Dependent and Independent Processes.
  2. Key Themes
    1. Eco-system collaboration and Supply Chain Networks
    2. Connecting assets and Products: Managing Asset capabilities
    3. Workforce implications
  3. Service 4.0 and the Economy
    1. Service transformation and the workforce
    2. Utilizing digital capability
    3. Customer experience


The University has arrangements for marking, internal moderation, and external scrutiny. Further information can be found in Section 12 of the Handbook of Academic Regulations, westminster.ac.uk/study/current-students/resources/academic-regulations

The pass mark for the module is 40%. To pass overall, the overall total calculated from adding weighted marks in each assessment component must be 40% (If your mark for the module is between 30-40 you will be required to complete one or more referral assessments and your mark for these will be capped at 40%).

Unless explicitly indicated otherwise all coursework must be submitted electronically via Blackboard. In addition to the detail given below, further information may be posted on the Blackboard site for the module.

Anonymous marking

Do NOT include your name or student number within the file name or anywhere within your submission. The submission will be subject to anonymous marking. Having logged into either Safeassign or Turnitin the system will record your details anonymously and tutors will only see your name after the entire submission has been assessed and provisional marks have been released to all students at the same time.

Assessment rationale, methods, and weightings

The assessment consists of three assessment components with formative assessment embedded in the first component (Presentation)

The presentation will be conducted partway through the learning program of the module and consist of student presentation of their research topic and plan to develop and write up.  Topics and preparation for them will be covered in the second assessment component where students will submit a report of 1000 words evidencing their ability to plan for the module assessments.

The 2000-word Portfolio will consist of a single written report of 1500 words and additional documentation providing evidence of completing learning activities on the module.  Module assessment will require students to use a variety of electronic sources.

The assessment for this module has been designed with the full expectation that formative assessment is completed, as directed, by the module leader; failure to do so is likely to impact the student’s ability to pass the module.

Assignment details

Each assessment (including any alternative assessments) must be outlined and must include:

  • Research presentation (10 minutes to detail) the research to be undertaken (25%)
  • 1000 word research plan detailing the research to show how the plan will be enacted (25%)
  • 2000 word-final report which will be the research findings (50%)
  • Explicitly refer to the front inside cover for assessment deadlines

Eligibility of students for an ‘alternative assessment’

Single semester study abroad students are eligible to take this assessment. Which will be set out at the start of the module teaching run.

Lecture capture

We support our students by providing complimentary recordings* to support education and learning. We aim to offer recorded versions of the following:

–          Course and module induction sessions
–          Key lectures
–          Assessment briefings

Other types of learning may be also provided, depending on the module and mode of study.

Workshops and seminars will not be routinely recorded.

*Recordings may be provided in a range of forms, including Panopto recording, audio, video, and other learning resources.

Recordings can be found in our virtual learning environment (Blackboard).

Assessment criteria

Assessment name Weighting % Qualifying mark % Qualifying set LOS Assessment type (e.g. essay, presentation, open exam, or closed exam)
10-minute individual presentation 25 30   1 Presentation
1000 word report 25 30   1,2 Report
2000 word portfolio 50 30   3,4,5 & 6 Portfolio


Assessment General Threshold Criteria

See: https://universityofwestminster.sharepoint.com/sites/Resources/Shared%20Documents/Generic%20guidance%20Grade%20Descriptors.pdf#search=Grade%20descriptors

Referencing requirements for assignments

Statements, assertions, and ideas made in coursework should be supported by citing relevant sources. Sources cited in the text should be listed at the end of the assignment in a reference list. Any material that you read but do not cite in the report should go into a separate bibliography. Unless explicitly stated otherwise by the module teaching team, all referencing should be in Westminster Harvard format. If you are not sure about this, the library provides guidance (available via the library website pages).

Westminster Harvard is the College’s chosen referencing format. If another format must be used, state the chosen format here (in black text)

Difficulties in submitting assignments on time

If you have difficulties for reasons beyond your control (e.g. serious illness, family problems, etc.) that prevent you from submitting the assignment, make sure you apply to the Mitigating Circumstances board with evidence to support your claim as soon as possible. The WBS Registry or your personal tutor can advise on this.

Submitting your coursework – checks

You must include NOT your name, student ID, and word count on the first page of your assignment as the work is subject to anonymous marking.

Coursework is submitted via Blackboard. On the Blackboard home page for the module, you will find a button on the menu called ‘Submit Coursework’. Clicking this will take you to the submission link.

At busy times the coursework submission process may run slowly. To ensure that your submission is not recorded as late submission, avoid submitting very close to the deadline.

To submit your assignment:

  1. Log on to Blackboard at  http://learning.westminster.ac.uk;
  2. Go to the Blackboard site for this module;
  3. Click on the ‘Submit Coursework’ link in the navigation menu on the left-hand side
  4. Click on the link for the assignment;
  5. Follow the instructions.


It is a requirement that you submit your work in this way. All coursework must be submitted by 13:00 (UK Time on the due date).

If you submit your coursework late but within 24 hours or one ‘working’ day of the specified deadline, 10% of the overall marks available for that assessment will be deducted as a penalty for late submission, except for work that is marked in the range 40-44% in which case the mark will be capped at the pass mark (40%).

If you submit your coursework more than 24 hours or more than one ‘working’ day after the specified deadline you will be given a mark of zero for the work in question.

The University’s mitigating circumstances procedures relating to the non-submission or late submission of coursework apply to all coursework.

If you are unclear about this, speak to your class leader or module leader.


Formative feedback will be given to the student following their delivery of the 10-minute presentation on their research plan. Summative feedback is used and how it will be made available. This must respect the latest college policy. The key dates are on the inside front cover. Summative written feedback will be made available to the student online – via the Grade Centre, SafeAssign, or Turnitin.


You have primary responsibility for your own learning. You will have a schedule of formal study where you will be working with academic staff and this is outlined later in this handbook.

Alongside your scheduled studies, your private or ‘independent’ study is very important. This is the time that you spend learning without direct supervision from, or contact with, a member of the teaching staff and this makes up a large part of your studies. It is likely to include background reading, preparation for seminars or tutorials, follow-up work, wider practice, the completion of assignments, revision, and so on. Some independent study may be structured for you as a key part of your learning, but it also is the additional study you choose to undertake to further improve your learning.

To summarise, in general, your study activity will break down into:

  • Scheduled contact/activity time (such as lectures, classes, tutorials, workshops, supervisions, and other-directed activities)
  • Structured independent study (such as reading and preparing for scheduled learning activities)
  • Module and course-based wider study (such as reading the business media, employability activities, personal tutoring activity )
  • Assessment (working on coursework and/or preparing for and taking tests/exams)

You should be putting in 10 hours of study time for every credit so you should plan to commit more hours than the class time in this module in order to gain the most out of your studies.

UG Activity Table

Learning and Teaching Activity Type Category Hours*
Lecture Scheduled 2
Class Scheduled 2
Workshop   Scheduled x
Total Scheduled Contact/Activity Hours 48
Structured independent study Independent x
Module and course-based general study Independent x
Working on and taking assessments Independent x
Total Independent Study Hours 152
Total Learning and Teaching Hours 200


  • These hours are indicative only and may be subject to change. They also indicate what would be typical. Your particular study needs may vary.

If you are unclear on any aspect of making the best use of your study time on this module, speak to your class leader or the module leader.

Academic integrity

What you submit for assessment must be your own current work. It will automatically be scanned through a text matching system to check for possible plagiarism.

Do not reuse material from other assessments that you may have completed on other modules. Collusion with other students (except when working in groups), recycling previous assignments (unless this is explicitly allowed by the module leader), and/or plagiarism (copying) of other sources all are offenses and are dealt with accordingly. If you are not sure about this, then speak to your class leader.

University of Westminster Quality & Standards statement

Plagiarism is a particular form of cheating. Plagiarism must be avoided at all costs and students who break the rules, however innocently, will be penalized.  It is your responsibility to ensure that you understand correct referencing practices. As a University level student, you are expected to use appropriate references and keep carefully detailed notes of all your sources of material, including any material downloaded from the www.

Plagiarism is defined as a submission for assessment of material (written, visual or oral) originally produced by another person or persons, without acknowledgment, in such a way that the work could be assumed to be your own. Plagiarism may involve the unattributed use of another person’s work, ideas, opinions, theory, facts, statistics, graphs, models, paintings, performance, computer code, drawings, quotations of another person’s actual spoken or written words, or paraphrases of another person’s spoken or written words.

Plagiarism covers both direct copying and copying or paraphrasing with only minor adjustments:

  • a direct quotation from a text must be indicated by the use of quotation marks (or an indented paragraph in italics for a substantive section) and the source of the quote (title, author, page number, and date of publication) provided;
  • a paraphrased summary must be indicated by the attribution of the author, date, and source of the material including page numbers for the section(s) which have been summarised.


Core Text

Evans, Nicholas D.,(2017) Mastering digital business : how powerful combinations of disruptive technologies are enabling the next wave of digital transformation. Swindon, England BCS Learning & Development Ltd

Further reading

Westerman, G., Bonnet, D., & McAfee, A. (2014). Leading digital: Turning technology into business transformation. Harvard Business

Perkin, N. & Abraham, P. (2017) Building the agile business through digital transformation 1960- author.; 2017 London; New York, NY: Kogan Page

Aguiar, Y.B, (2020) Digital (r)evolution: strategies to accelerate business transformation Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley

Bican, P. M., Brem, A. (2020) Digital Business Model, Digital Transformation, Digital Entrepreneurship: Is There A Sustainable “Digital”?
Sustainability (Basel, Switzerland), 2020-06-28, Vol.12 (13), p.5239

Uhl, A. Gollenia, L. A. (2014) Digital enterprise transformation a business-driven approach to leveraging Innovative IT Surrey, England; Burlington, VT: Gower Publishing


Learning Week Lecture Seminar Preparation for next week
1 Current perspectives on digital transformation. Digital transformation and the Government interface in the UK. Read:

Evans, Chapter 1


2 Rethinking and redesigning your business models Approaches to Transformation Read:

Evans, Chapter 2

3 Maximizing the potential of today’s
disruptive technologies
for digital business

Evans, Chapter 3

4 Platform ecosystem for digital business Approaches to Transformation Read

Evans, Chapter 4

5 Organizing and adapting
corporate innovation processes
for digital transformation
Approaches to Transformation Read

Evans, Chapter 5

6 Opportunities with innovation Approaches to Transformation Read

Evans, Chapter 5

7 This is the Assessment 1. Presentation week. Times for each presentation are to be agreed upon in the preceding weeks.
8 Enhancing the digital customer experience Approaches to transformation Read

Evans Chapter 8

9 Analyzing Analytics Edge Principles Read
Evans Chapter 10
10 Mastering the digital services lifecycle and speeding time to
Seminar TBA Read

Evans Chapter

Assessment 2 submission week

11 The Agile Journey to the new Platform Seminar TBA Read

Evans Chapter 13

12 Transforming the digital workplace Seminar TBA Read

Evans Chapter 9



Additional preparation materials may be posted on Blackboard. To benefit fully from your face-to-face taught sessions, these should be accessed and completed beforehand.

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