Faculty of Information Technology

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedNot offered in 2012


This unit provides students with insights into key areas of current interest and concern confronting practising IT professionals. The unit is based around case studies of organisational experiences with the application of technologies and IT-based applications to meet their information needs. These case studies will be used to compare and contrast theory and practice in the use of IT and IT-based applications, and identify the implications for IT professionals and the impact on their roles and responsibilities. Students will be required to conduct an investigation of a case of current interest and analyse and report on the lessons it provides for IT professional practice.


On the completion of this unit, students will:

  • know and understand some of the key issues of current concern in regard to the application of IT and IT-based applications;
  • understand the impact of these issues on the knowledge, skills and attitudes required of IT professionals;
  • appreciate the importance of their role and responsibilities as IT professionals;
  • understand the organisational and social issues arising from the use of IT and IT-based applications in organisations;
  • be able to recognise and analyse opportunities, risks and liabilities which may arise for organisations from their usage of IT and IT-based applications;
  • be able to carry out an investigation of a case study of IT usage and analyse and report their findings.


Examination (2 hours): 30%; In-semester assessment: 70%

Contact hours

2 hr lecture or seminar/wk, 2 hr tutorial/wk


FIT1002, FIT1004, FIT1031, FIT2001, FIT2002 and FIT2003 plus 18 credit points of study from core units within either the Enterprise Information Management major or the information and communication technologies major. Students must have achieved an average grade of distinction over their prerequisite study.