Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Credit Points: 15 Credit Points
Level: Year 1, Core
Workload: Timetabled hours per week: 4 (Lecture = 2 hours, Tutorial/Laboratory = 2
  Personal Study Hours/week: 5


This is a second trimester core unit out of a total of 24 units in the Bachelor of Networking (BNet) and Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Telecommunications) BEngTech(Tel). This unit addresses the BNet and BEngTech(Tel) course learning outcomes and complements other courses in a related field by developing students’ knowledge and skills in networks. For further course information refer to: http://www.mit.edu.au/study-with-us/programs/bachelor-networking and http://www.mit.edu.au/study-with-us/programs/bachelor-engineering-techno...

This unit introduces students to the organisational context of Information Technology. It also introduces students to human-centred system development. Students will work in a studio-based learning environment to investigate and understand the application of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) in business environments and build simulations of common business information systems in projects using current office automations systems such as documentation, presentation, and spread sheet software tools.

This unit will cover the following topics:

  1. Overview of the organisational context of ICT.
  2. Introduction to organisational structures and management.
  3. Introduction to business processes.
  4. Introduction to problem analysis.
  5. Overview of business information needs.
  6. Designing solutions to business information problems with tools.
  7. Introduction to office automation technology.
  8. Overview of decision support in business through the application of ICT.


At the completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Understand the basic concepts of organisations, including business organisational structures, and the roles of individuals and groups in organisations.
  2. Understand the basic concepts of ICT as they are used in organisations and society, including the evolution of the role of ICT in business organisations and society.
  3. Describe the information technology and communications technology infrastructures employed by business organisations.
  4. Describe the business and information management processes and functions for which ICT is used in organisations, and in which ICT professionals are involved.
  5. Describe the processes of acquiring, developing and managing ICT in business organisations.
  6. Understand the basic concepts of human-centred development and how it can be applied to IT and network systems.
  7. Appreciate the importance of individual and organisational stakeholders in the specification and development of ICT systems.
  8. Have an appreciation and knowledge of how ICT supports users in organisations.
  9. Have developed problem solving skills by designing and building solutions in relation to business information needs.