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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)


This unit provides students with an introduction to the key concepts and principles involved in the management of information assets as a key organisational resource. Information assets and the information systems which create and use them are of critical importance to the operations of most modern organisations. The unit examines two main themes: the development and implementation of organisational approaches to the management of its information assets, and organisational approaches to the acquisition and development of information systems. As well as addressing the separate sets of issues specific to each of these themes, it will focus on the interactions between them and their implications for development of an integrated approach to organisational information management.


At the completion of this unit, students will:

  • know and understand the business imperatives which drive organisational needs in key areas of information management and information systems acquisition and development;
  • know and understand the key principles and contemporary practices in the development and implementation of information management strategies in organisations;
  • know and understand the key principles and approaches to the development, acquisition and implementation of IT-based systems in organisations;
  • recognise the need and understand the importance of taking an integrated approach to tasks of information management and systems development in organisations;
  • be able to analyse needs and specify solutions for a range of organisational information management and systems development problems;
  • be able to critically evaluate the relative merits and disadvantages of different information management and systems development strategies for a given situation.


Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Martin Atchison

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs tutorials/wk


FIT1036 or FIT1003

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