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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Area of Study

Managing facultyFaculty of Information Technology
Offered byCaulfield School of Information Technology


  • This track is available in off-campus learning (OCL) mode.


This professional track is designed to produce skilled information and knowledge management (IKM) professionals, including information and knowledge managers, information architects, information policy developers, information project managers and information consultants for business and government organisations. It focuses on:

  • strategic IKM information policy
  • IKM governance, strategy, standards and frameworks
  • IKM principles
  • enterprise information architecture and web content management
  • planning and developing IKM systems to support key business processes
  • managing information and knowledge resources and services.

The goal of the corporate information and knowledge management professional track is to prepare students for professional practice in business information, knowledge and content management and appreciate the role of the modern ICT in achieving efficient strategies for managing personal and organisational knowledge.

Depending on their qualifications and experience prior to graduate study and the nature of their elective study, graduates could be employed in a variety of roles ranging from entry-level document management analysis through to senior knowledge and information management consulting.

In addition to entry-level system information specialist knowledge and skills, and the desirable generic graduate attributes identified by the University, graduates should be able to:

  • analyse the need and requirements for a knowledge management initiative
  • contribute productively to the development of sustainable IKM organisational strategy
  • evaluate the sources and potential value of knowledge within an organisation
  • critically analyse the state and current organisational requirements for recommending appropriate knowledge management solutions
  • identify suitable software package or develop components of IKM systems.

Graduates of the track will also have a strong theoretical knowledge of information and knowledge management principles that they can apply in designing appropriate technology and policies.


For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

Relevant Courses

  • 3340 Graduate Diploma in Information and Knowledge Management
  • 3345 Graduate Diploma in Business Information Systems
  • 3344 Postgraduate Diploma in Business Information Systems
  • 3341 Master of Business Information Systems
  • 3342 Master of Business Information Systems Professional
  • 3343 Master of Business Information Systems (Honours)