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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Dora Constantinidis


The components of IT; characteristics of hardware, software and telecommunications; types of information systems; networking and the worldwide web; managing 'information' workers; using IT to promote business objectives and gain competitive advantage; systems development methodology; IT-enabled transformation to create adaptive, flexible organisations; social and system issues associated with IT; managerial problems posed by IT. Computer laboratory exposure to a variety of applications software including electronic mail, project management, graphics, and other decision support software.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • integrate knowledge of computers, networks, and software, and networks so as to analyse the implications for individuals, organisations, governments, and society
  • analyse the implications, especially outsourcing and off-shoring, of widespread information networks, such as the internet for organisations
  • integrate managerial theory and knowledge of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) to explain ICT's possible effects on aspects of organisations such as structure, culture, staffing, strategy, required skills, and systems
  • analyse and evaluate the design and implementation of information systems that advance organisational goals and the concomitant ethical and legal constraints
  • be able to design and implement a simple set of web pages.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination (3 hours): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Amrik Sohal

Contact hours

3 hours per week