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FIT1020 - Fundamentals of information systems

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: Martin Atchison


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit will examine the nature of the information systems discipline and key areas of professional interest and expertise. Introduction of the main topic areas in the study of IS from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Establishment of a framework within which these topics can be addressed in later units of an IS major.


An understanding of the nature of information and organizational information needs. Key concepts of systems theory, system modelling and the operation of information systems, information systems development, management of the systems development process, evolution of the Information Systems discipline, its conceptual foundations and its main specialist areas of study. The way in which the specialist topics within the Information Systems discipline are reflected in the roles and responsibilities of an information systems professional in the workplace


Exam: 60%
Practical assignment work: 40%
The unit may also include barrier tests or formative tests in addition to the final exam and assignments.

Contact hours

Four hours of contact time, comprising 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of studio or tutorial work.


CSE1204, IMS1001, IMS1501, IMS1805, MMS1403, BUS1021, GCO1813, GCO2601, GCO2851