6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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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 an organisational environment. Main topics include: Information Systems, Management, Managing Essential Technologies, Managing Systems Development, Managing New Technologies, Acquisition of Hardware, Software, Networks, and Services People and Technology.
At the completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- describe the roles senior level IT managers play in organisations to align IT function with the business strategies;
- evaluate internet-based e-commerce and IT applications to improve the performance of business organisations;
- describe the planning techniques used by IT managers to manage and improve IT systems;
- evaluate and implement essential IT technologies;
- evaluate the benefits and costs associated with IT outsourcing options suitable for business organisations;
- explain measures used to avoid IT systems failure caused by security breaches.
Examination (3 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%
Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:
- Contact hours for on-campus students:
- Two hours of lectures
- One 2-hour tutorial
- Study schedule for off-campus students:
- Off-campus students generally do not attend lecture and tutorial sessions, however should plan to spend equivalent time working through the relevant resources and participating in discussion groups each week.
- Additional requirements (all students):
- A minimum of 2-3 hours of personal study per one hour of contact time in order to satisfy the reading and assignment expectations.
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