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)
  • Second semester 2016 (Evening)
  • Second semester 2016 (Online)


  • Second semester 2016 (Evening)


This unit introduces students to the key principles which underlie the analysis and design of information systems to support business and other organisational undertakings. It covers design and design thinking, requirements elicitation, consulting skills and conceptual and logical systems modelling.


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

  1. select and use conceptual and logical modelling techniques to design an information system;
  2. select and use techniques to elicit requirements for an information system design;
  3. select and use approaches to the systems development lifecycle including the waterfall model and modern alternatives;
  4. assess and discuss the capabilities and limitations of an information system;
  5. communicate the requirements for the business functionality of an information system in terms of data required, data storage and processing to technical and non-technical stakeholders.


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 2-hour studio

(b.) Study schedule for off-campus students:

  • Off-campus students generally do not attend lecture and studio 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)


FIT9030, FIT5130

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