Faculty of Information Technology

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2012 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
South Africa Second semester 2012 (Day)


This unit provides students with an understanding of the management issues surrounding information technology (IT), the knowledge of management functions and responsibilities necessary for IT managers, and the knowledge to apply IT management principles in the organisational environment. Main topics include: Information Systems, Management, Managing Essential Technologies, Managing System Development, Managing New Technologies, Acquisition of Hardware, Software, Networks, and Services People and Technology


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

  • the relationship between IT and organisational management and current trends in IT and IT management;
  • operational management requirements of a system and their inter-relationships;
  • evaluating the philosophies and processes behind IT resourcing.
Developed attitudes that enable them to:
  • consider ethical issues in IT and IT management.
Developed the skills to:
  • access resource management strategies and applying these in case studies;
  • identify the processes and potential problems involved in IS development and IT planning.


Examination (3 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Joarder Kamruzzaman

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs tutorials/wk


FIT2005 or FIT2027


GCO3816, IMS3002

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