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|
|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?|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- 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|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesKIT203 OR KIT204 OR KIT206
There will be no face to face sessions but you are required to participate in a virtual learning environment to acquire knowledge of the unit and to complete various assessment items. You are expected to do 6 - 10 hours of self study each week.
|Assessment||Online quiz (20%)|Examination (40%)|Professional report (20%)|Online Forum Participation and Contribution (20%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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