units

FIT5086

Faculty of Information Technology

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Caulfield First semester 2013 (Evening)

Synopsis

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.

Outcomes

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.

Assessment

In-semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hrs seminar/wk, 1 hr tutorial/wk

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

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

Prohibitions

IMS5027

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