Information Technology Infrastructure

Subject ISYS90048 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours over the semester (block mode)
Total Time Commitment:

10 hours per week, 120 hours in total





Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, 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 the Disability Liaison Unit:



Subject Overview:

This subject provides students with an understanding of the current issues in the management of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure and ICT service provision. Topics covered include the commoditisation of ICT, standardisation, need for interoperability, development of service-oriented architectures, adoption of enterprise-wide architectures and networked services (cloud computing). The alignment of ICT infrastructure management and ICT service provision with organisational business and strategic goals is a key theme of the subject. Students are expected to become familiar with current ICT governance frameworks and their implications for effective ICT infrastructure management.


Upon completion of this subject students are expected to be able to:

  • Explain current trends in ICT infrastructure and their impacts on ICT infrastructure management;
  • Demonstrate an awareness of current ICT governance frameworks and their relevance to the development of ICT infrastructure management plans and proposals;
  • Analyse current ICT infrastructure management plans and practice, and assess their degree of alignment with organisational business and strategic goals;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the need for the achievement of interoperability in enterprise-wide ICT infrastructures; and
  • Demonstrate an understand of the role and importance of ICT service provision and acquisition in the responsibilities of an ICT infrastructure manager
  • Analysis of an ICT infrastructure management plan – individual report, due mid semester (30%)
  • Development of an ICT infrastructure management plan – individual report, due late semester (30%)
  • 24-hour, limited time assignment – individual assignment, due late semester (40%)
Prescribed Texts:

There are no prescribed texts for this subject. A book of readings will be provided.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Students should develop skills in literature searching and analysis, critical thinking, case study analysis, independent learning and report writing

Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Information Systems
Master of Information Systems
Master of Information Systems
Master of Philosophy - Engineering
Master of Science (Information Systems)
Ph.D.- Engineering
Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems
Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems

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