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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 2015 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2015 (Online)

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

On successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  • describe how knowledge management is used in an organisational context;
  • apply socio-technical approaches that support knowledge management;
  • analyse knowledge management practice;
  • critique a range of theoretical and disciplinary influences on knowledge management practices;
  • assess the extent to which modern technology can support knowledge management practices.

Assessment

In-semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • One 2-hour seminar
  • One 1-hour tutorial

(b.) 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.

(c.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.

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