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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Information Technology component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Information Technology
Offered byCaulfield School of Information Technology
Campus(es)Caulfield
Course coordinatorMr Martin Atchison

Description

Today, businesses and governments are recognising the strategic importance of managing information in a timely and effective manner. This major is for students who want to work with information and communication technologies to manage information content, resources and services that meet the needs of individuals, organisations and society. Students can specialise in librarianship, records management or archival systems, with specialist professional recognition. This major prepares graduates for careers as information architects, information managers, knowledge managers, librarians, content managers, information service delivery managers, archivists, records managers, or IM project managers.

Units

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems with a major in information management, students must complete the course requirements outlined below.

Compulsory units

Level one
Level two
  • FIT2001 Systems analysis and design
  • FIT2002 Project management
  • FIT2053 Web-based information systems
  • FIT2054 Information management in organisations
  • FIT2055 Web content management
Level three
  • FIT3047 Industrial experience project (part 1)
  • FIT3048 Industrial experience project (part 2)
  • FIT3098 Social informatics
  • FIT3099 Knowledge management
Further Information Technology units

Students take six points of level two or three Information Technology units offered by the Faculty of Information Technology.

Students also take twelve points of level three units from the schedule of electives for this major, contained in the course map for this major published by the Faculty of Information Technology (available at http://www.infotech.monash.edu/bits/coursemaps).

Students who wish to obtain professional recognition from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the Records Management Association of Australasia (RMAA) or Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) should contact their course coordinator regarding selection of relevant level three units.

Elective units

Students complete 36 points of electives, of which no more than 24 points may be taken at level one; the remaining units must be at level two or three. These electives may be taken from within the Faculty of Information Technology or from any other faculty of Monash University.

Relevant Courses

  • 3334 Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 3906 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems