Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours total (a 3-hour class per week for 12 weeks), Standard semester. |
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Students who are enrolled in the two year 200 point Master of Information Systems must have completed 50 points of study to enrol in this subject.
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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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
Dr Dora Constantinidis
Dr Wally Smith
phone: 03 8344 1494
As with many other forms of technology, information technologies have lifecycles ranging from initial conception, to possible adoption, and widespread use, to eventual obsolescence.
This subject will examine emerging information technologies and the issues that relate to them, including: how they evolve and, enter usage, and their likely future effects on people and social structures.
The subject provides an understanding of both technical and managerial issues, as well as strategic implications of emerging technologies and issues. Upon completion of the subject, students should be able to (a) understand key enabling technologies and become an effective participant in technology-enabled business endeavours and initiatives; (b) recognize ways of leveraging the technology to improve intra and inter-organizational processes and enhance a firm’s competitive position; (c) gain skills for building careers and taking advantage of entrepreneurial opportunities through emerging technologies, and (d) understand the factors that influence how relevant an emerging technology will be in the long run.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
Hurdle requirement: To pass the subject, students must obtain at least 50% overall and at least 50% for the end-of-semester written examination.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
|Links to further information:||http://www.cis.unimelb.edu.au|
Learning and Teaching Methods
The subject is delivered in 3-hour classes, with each class containing: lectures on theoretical concepts and tutorial work and an interactive debrief on the outcomes of the tutorial work. Outside class students will study theory and cases through reading and continuing their group activities.
Indicative Key Learning Resources
A list of key articles will be provided on the LMS. Materials from real-world cases are provided in class.
This subject is relevant to careers as IT analyst and consultant. Students will work on real-world cases of people and organisations trying to extract value from their IT investments. There will be one or two lectures from invited practitioners from industry.
Master of Information Systems |
Master of Information Systems
Master of Information Systems
Master of Information Systems/Postgraduate Diploma in Management
Master of Information Technology
Master of Philosophy - Engineering
Master of Science (Information Systems)
Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems
Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems
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