units

FIT5088

Faculty of Information Technology

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2013 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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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Sunway First semester 2013 (Evening)

Synopsis

This unit provides students with the 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.

Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will have knowledge and skills to:

  • 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): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 1.5 hr tutorial/wk

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

Prerequisites

One of FIT9003, FIT9006, IMS9001, BUS5021 or completion of 24 points of graduate level study

Prohibitions

IMS5033, IMS5330

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