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FIT5104

Faculty of Information Technology

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Graeme Johanson

Synopsis

Students are introduced to the practical environment where theory of information management and systems is applied and helps prepare students for entry into the professional workplace. Through a fieldwork placement, students gain in-depth understanding of information agencies and the organisational environment in which they operate. It encourages analysis of links between theoretical concepts of information management, knowledge management and systems, to professional practice in the workplace. The unit evaluates issues in information management and information systems currently identified by practitioners, managers, researchers, organisations, and academics as being of professional concern.

Objectives

At the completion of this unit students will:

  • evaluate professional literature and knowledge in relation to practice;
  • analyse current issues relating to the information industry;
  • apply theories and practice of their selected specialisation to the workplace;
  • demonstrate practical skills at a professional level in an information agency or information-related functional area, as well as an ability to interact effectively with work colleagues and clients;
  • assess career opportunities within the information industry and develop a personal career plan;
  • evaluate the role in professional practice of ethical codes, professional literature, professional networks and professional associations.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%; Supervised professional placement and host supervisors report (PGO grade)

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Graeme Johanson

Contact hours

3 hrs lecture/wk

Prohibitions

IMS5015

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/fit5104/