Faculty of Information Technology

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Information Technology



  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • First semester 2016 (Online)


  • First semester 2016 (Evening)


This unit provides students with the skills and knowledge relating to the use of latest technologies for managing knowledge, electronic documents and records to meet the needs of individuals, work groups and organisations. The unit aims to build a general understanding of technologies for managing personal and organisational structured and unstructured information and knowledge and the methods of developing systems to handle it. Students study the business context, requirements analysis techniques and implementation issues for electronic document management, recordkeeping, content and other information and knowledge management systems.


On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain the value of implementing electronic information and knowledge management systems in various organisational contexts;
  2. form and present professionally a credible opinion about emerging technological advancements and their relevance for information and knowledge management;
  3. identify and select appropriate strategic options for designing and implementing an information and knowledge management system depending on the functional, non-functional and transitional user requirements;
  4. conduct requirements identification, design and deployment of information and knowledge management systems for various users groups;
  5. assess and synthesise diverse information about up-to-date information and knowledge management systems market and how to use implementation strategies to maximise their strengths and minimise their weaknesses.


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:

  • 2 hours of lectures
  • One 1.5-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


FIT9132 or FIT5132 or FIT9003 or equivalent

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