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FIT3122

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)
Caulfield First semester 2011 (Off-campus)

Synopsis

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

Objectives

At the completion of this unit students will:

  • understand organisational contexts of technological infrastructures and emerging technological frameworks for electronic information and knowledge management systems, including intranet and Internet environments;
  • appreciate 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 minimise their weaknesses;
  • identify and select from appropriate strategic options for designing and implementing an information and knowledge management system;
  • 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;
  • conduct requirements identification, design and deployment of information and knowledge management systems.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Frada Burstein

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 1 hr tutorial/wk

Prerequisites

FIT2001 or equivalent

Prohibitions

FIT5088, IMS3012, IMS3611, IMS5330, IMS5033

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

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/fit3122/