Faculty of Information Technology

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2014 (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%

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Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • Two hours of lectures
  • One 2-hour tutorial

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.

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