Courses & Units

ICT System Acquisition and Integration KIT303

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


In this unit students will be introduced to the key concepts and principles involved in the sourcing, integration and management of ICT assets as a key organisational resource. The unit examines two strategic themes: organisational approaches to the sourcing and implementation of ICT solutions; and organisational approaches to the adoption and management of its ICT assets. These two sets of issues are inter-related - effective ICT implementation is only possible when the solutions chosen match the organisation's human and organisational needs. This unit therefore includes a practical set of principles, tools and techniques to follow when managing the acquisition and integration of all corporate ICT solutions.

This unit provides students with an understanding of the underlying issues of ICT sourcing and integration and the management of vendors and service providers; the knowledge of management functions and responsibilities necessary for ICT managers to ensure acceptance and adoption of new solutions; and the skills to apply ICT management principles in the organisational environment. Main topics include: the changing IS environment; introducing new/improved systems into a business (hardware, software, networks, services, vendors and staff); effective change management; and managing essential technologies.


Unit name ICT System Acquisition and Integration
Unit code KIT303
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
Discipline Information & Communication Technology
Coordinator Doctor Vasundhara (Vasu) Rani
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


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Learning Outcomes

  • select and effectively apply processes, methodologies, tools, research skills and techniques to analyse, model, source, integrate, evaluate and manage potential solutions for ICT products and services
  • identify and analyse user needs and take them into account in the selection and evaluation of ICT systems and solutions
  • analyse a problem, identify and define the ICT requirements, apply knowledge of ICT principles and technical skills to develop and evaluate strengths and weaknesses of potential solutions
  • source, implement, and evaluate an ICT interface, system, process or component to meet desired needs and manage the changes associated with the implementation and integration
  • apply a user-centred approach when sourcing an ICT-based solution
  • communicate effectively at a professional level
  • respond appropriately to economic, social, legal and ethical considerations
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
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KIT203 OR KIT204 OR KIT206


Teaching Pattern

Students will use a replacement unit, ideally KIT312 but as KIT312 is a semester 2 unit it maybe necessary for another alternative to be selected for timely completion. The obvious unit is KIT313 but the student can discuss options with the degree coordinator.

AssessmentOnline quiz (20%)|Examination (40%)|Professional report (20%)|Online Forum Participation and Contribution (20%)
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