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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Dora Constantinidis (Caulfield); Tam Leong Hing (Malaysia)


This unit explores fundamental concepts of information management within organisations. The unit matches known information needs of the business organisation with IM services and solutions, and teaches students how to use IM tools developed to manage information within organisations.


At the completion of this unit students will have -
A theoretical and conceptual understanding of:

  • the main techniques used for IM in organisations;
  • the purpose of facet and business analysis, and their application to the development of basic classification schemes;
  • the place of information creation, representation, storage, access, retrieval, and use within organisations;
  • the purpose of using various classification schemes for conducting business analysis for information requirements specification.
Developed attitudes that enable them to:
  • recognise the importance of managing information and knowledge;
  • recognise the concept of ownership and security of information and knowledge;
  • recognise the importance of problems associated with managing information/knowledge processes within organisations;
  • recognise issues related to the information lifecycle within organisations.
Gained the skills to:
  • be able to evaluate the organisational context of information and its sources critically;
  • be able to deploy data gathering tools and techniques relevant to the development of information products;
  • be able to evaluate the usefulness of classification and metadata schemes;
  • be able to create metadata records and use metadata modelling tools;
  • be able to evaluate and use ICTs and IM tools to create, represent, store, access, retrieve and use information within an organisational context.
Demonstrated the teamwork skills necessary to:
  • be able to work as part of a team developing information policy within an organisational context.


Examination (3 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Steve Wright

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 1 hr laboratory/wk, 1 hr tutorial/wk


IMS2102, IMS2603

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at: