Knowledge Management Systems

Subject 306-621 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week (Not offered in 2008).
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 306-490 Business and Information Technology, or equivalent.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Ms A Parkes
Subject Overview: This subject develops students understanding of knowledge management systems and the various technologies that enable and facilitate the creation, storage and dissemination of organisational knowledge. The subject draws on contemporary literature on knowledge management and information systems as well as incorporating numerous business cases to enable students to gain a real world perspective of knowledge management systems in various organisational contexts.
Assessment: A 2-hour end-of-semester examination (60%), assignments not exceeding 3000 words (30%) and class participation (10%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts: To be advised.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  • Identify the key characteristics and distinct types of knowledge;
  • Describe the role of technology in knowledge management;
  • Critically evaluate strategic issues underlying knowledge management;
  • Describe how effective management of knowledge can lead to competitive advantage;
  • Critically evaluate existing models and frameworks of knowledge management systems;
  • Analyse case studies of knowledge management in organisations;
  • Identify the opportunities that enhance existing knowledge management systems and/or the implementation of such systems.

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Critical thinking, particularly in relation to current issues in knowledge management systems;
  • Listening to others, evaluation of arguments and presentation of a position;
  • Oral communication, which should be developed through discussion and the presentation of work to the class;
  • Written communication;
  • Analysis and critique of literature and case studies;
  • Application of theory to practice, primarily through case analysis;
  • Synthesis and evaluation of data and other information, primarily through the analysis of case studies.
Notes: Not offered in 2008.
Related Course(s): Master of Business and Information Technology
Master of Business and Information Technology

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