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



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Online)


  • Second semester 2016 (Evening)


Covers the core skills for enterprise architects, addressing the structuring and delivery of IT services in organisations. Addresses topics including SaaS, Cloud computing, enterprise 2.0 and other collaborative technologies, services science management and engineering and services strategy.


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

  1. describe the purpose of enterprise architectures and the underlying principles of their design;
  2. explain individual IT systems and services as interrelated components of an enterprise-wide platform;
  3. implement knowledge of industry-standard enterprise architecture models, approaches, frameworks and standards;
  4. describe into the need for sound data, information and technology governance strategies;
  5. implement substantively to decisions regarding the design of an enterprise architecture for an organisation;
  6. explain the alignment of an organisation's IT strategy, platforms and systems with the overall organisational strategy and management functions.


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

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

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

  • 2 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 8 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


For students enrolled in the Master of Business: MGX5962 and three of (ACF5903, BTF5903, ECF5953, ETF5900, MGF5020, MGF5030, MGX5991, MGX5992 or MKX5955)


For all students other than those enrolled in the Master of Business: FIT9123 or FIT5123 or FIT9006 or equivalent

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