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FIT5088 - Information and knowledge management systems

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: Frada Burstein


Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Off-campus)


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 knowlegde and the methods of developing systems to handle it. Students study the business context, requirements analysis techniques and implementation issues for electronic document manangement, recordkeeping, content and other information and knowledge management systems.


By the completion of this unit students will have a theoretical and conceptual understanding:

  1. of organisational contexts of technological infrastructures and emerging technological frameworks for electronic information and knowledge management systems, including intranet and Internet enviroments;
  2. and appreciation for the capabilities and limitations of many products on the information and knowledge management systems market and how to use implementation strategies to maximise their strengths and minimize their weaknessess;
  3. to identify and select from appropriate strategic options for designing and implementing an information and knowledge management system;
  4. to participate in electronic document lifespan management, involving document creation within systems and the use of documents for workgroup, organisational and social purposes, appreciating how these aspects interrelate and influence each other;
  5. of conduct requirements identification, design and deployment of information and knowledge management systems.


Examination (3 hours): 50%
Two assignments: software systems evaluation (group exercise and presentation): 20% and individual case-based research paper: 20%
Participation: 20%

Contact hours

3 x contact hrs/week


(FIT9003 and FIT9006) or IMS9001 or BUS5021


IMS5033, IMS5330

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