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Knowledge and Information Strategic Management KIT729



This unit aims to present a coherent view on the role of knowledge and strategic information management in organisations from a multidisciplinary perspective. Students will gain an appreciation of the sources of information, unstructured and semi-structured knowledge and learn current techniques that permit knowledge and information to be applied to perform organisational activities. This unit will provide students with an understanding of how to strategically manage and govern the ICT function in business organisations. It builds on themes relating to managing ICT as an organisational resource and discusses the ICT function from strategy and governance perspectives. Students will develop skills and knowledge relating to the use of the latest technologies for managing information and knowledge and how to strategically manage and govern the ICT function in business organisations. The unit also emphasises the relationship between theoretical knowledge and its practical application using a real organisation.


Unit name Knowledge and Information Strategic Management
Unit code KIT729
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
Discipline Information & Communication Technology
Coordinator Doctor Vasu Rani
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain and apply best practice principles of a range of ICT management and governance practices to meet the needs of stakeholders.
  • Explain and apply best practice principles of information and knowledge management practices to meet the needs of stakeholders.
  • Select and apply appropriate tools and techniques for managing ICT systems with the aim of meeting quality, information and governance requirements.
  • Create an ICT strategic plan that supports business needs and objectives by working collaboratively with peers and stakeholders.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
not applicable

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Teaching Pattern

Four 2 hour lectures

Nine 2 hour tutorials - This unit only has online tutorials

AssessmentReport - Strategic Requirements (25%)|Plan (20%)|Report - knowledge management (25%)|Plan - Strategic (30%)
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