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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2011 (Off-campus)


This unit aims to present a coherent view on the role of knowledge and knowledge management in organisations from a multidisciplinary perspective. Students gain an appreciation of the sources of unstructured and semi-structured knowledge and learn current techniques which permit this knowledge to be applied to perform organisational activities. The unit presents a comprehensive model of the knowledge management process from organisational and technological perspectives. Students will have an opportunity to explore current approaches to knowledge management in the context of a variety of case studies.


At the completion of this unit students will have a knowledge and understanding of:

  • the terms knowledge and knowledge management as used in an organisational context;
  • a range of socio-technical approaches that support knowledge management;
  • the structure and functions of knowledge management practice;
  • the range of theoretical and disciplinary influences on knowledge management practices;
  • the extent to which modern technology can support knowledge management practices.


In-semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Henry Linger

Contact hours

2 hrs seminar/wk, 1 hr tutorial/wk


FIT9006 or IMS9001 or completion of 24 points of graduate level study



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