Faculty of Information Technology

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2015 (Off-campus)
South Africa Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Madhu Chetty (Gippsland); Dr Oladayo Bello (South Africa)


This unit provides students with an understanding of the management issues surrounding information technology (IT), the knowledge of management functions and responsibilities necessary for IT managers, and the knowledge to apply IT management principles in the organisational environment. Main topics include: Information Systems, Management, Managing Essential Technologies, Managing System Development, Managing New Technologies, Acquisition of Hardware, Software, Networks, and Services People and Technology.


At the completion of this unit students will have -

A knowledge and understanding of:

  • the relationship between IT and organisational management and current trends in IT and IT management;
  • operational management requirements of a system and their inter-relationships;
  • evaluating the philosophies and processes behind IT resourcing.

Developed attitudes that enable them to:

  • consider ethical issues in IT and IT management.

Developed the skills to:

  • access resource management strategies and applying these in case studies;
  • identify the processes and potential problems involved in IS development and IT planning.


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

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.) Study schedule for off-campus students:

  • Off-campus students generally do not attend lecture and tutorial sessions, however should plan to spend equivalent time working through the relevant resources and participating in discussion groups each week.

(c.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 2-3 hours of personal study per one hour of contact time in order to satisfy the reading and assignment expectations.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study



GCO3816, IMS3002

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