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FIT1036

Faculty of Information Technology

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit examines the nature of the information needs of organisations, groups and individuals, and the ways in which IT-based systems support them. The main focus of the unit will be on organizational needs for IT-based systems and information management, but it will also consider the wider social context for issues relating to information and IT usage. The changing hopes and expectations of what IT and information can offer to assist the enterprise will be a particular focus of attention. This will provide the basis for consideration of the range of roles required of the IT professional in developing and implementing IT-based solutions to information problems.

Objectives

On the completion of this unit, students will:

  • know and understand basic concepts of information and information systems relating to their role and importance in organisations and society;
  • know and understand basic concepts of organisations and organisational processes in relation to their information needs and the application of IT-based systems to support them;
  • know and understand basic concepts of IT and IT-based applications as they are used in organisations and society;
  • know the key information technologies and information technology infrastructures employed by organisations;
  • understand the organisational and social issues arising from the use of IT in organisations, including privacy and civil liberties issues;
  • be able to recognise and analyse opportunities, risks and liabilities arising from the usage and application of IT in organisations;
  • be able to apply appropriate techniques and tools to the tasks of identifying, describing and analysing information management processes in organisations.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 60%; in-semester assessment: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Martin Atchison

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk; 2 hrs tutorials/wk

Prohibitions

FIT1003

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

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/fit1036.html