IT and Business Alignment PG (6683.5)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Technology||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate the role that business analysts play in IT and business alignment and facilitate IT and business alignment across an organisation;
2. Assist in the planning, design and implementation of alignment activities; and
3. Evaluate the effectiveness of strategic IS management.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
PrerequisitesStudents must have completed 18 credit points at G or PG level AND 6677 Systems Analysis and Modelling G.
Students enrolled in 846AA Master of Information Technology or in versions 1 or 2 of 309JA Master of Business Informatics must have completed 9 credit points at G or PG level.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Richa Awasthy|
Required textbook: McKeen, JD & Smith, HA 2015, IT Strategy: Issues and Practices, 3rd edn, Pearson Education.
The textbook can be purchased at the University of Canberra bookshop School Lockers. A copy of the textbook is available at UC's library.
This Unit also relies upon contemporary academic papers and other reading materials and resources provided by professional organisations. Reading lists will be provided throughout the semester as needed.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
To pass this unit, you will need to satisfy the following conditions:
You must achieve at least 50% as a combined total of the available marks of the assignments (assignment 1, 2 and 3); and
Once these conditions have been satisfied, grades will be awarded as per the following
85% - 100%
75% - 84%
65% - 74%
50% - 64%
0% - 49%
If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments, take-home assessment or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the lecturer about the matter. Tutors will also be happy to assist in this regard.
1. Students should keep a copy of all assessment items that are submitted.
2. The lecturer reserves the right to question students orally on their submitted work
3. The assessment criterion for answers to theoretical and technical questions is both correctness and appropriate style with correct referencing and citations.
4. The tutors will provide feedback to the students on their assignments. Students are encouraged to seek individual feedback from the tutor/lecturer.
All work quoted from other written sources should be appropriately referenced using the "author-date" (Harvard) style. This style is described in detail (including electronic sources) in the Citation Guide available at:
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
|Activity||Effort (in hours)|
|Class attendance (3 hrs x 12 weeks)||36|
|Reports (Assignment 2)||30|
|Group assignment (Assignment 3)||54|
|Total hours of effort||150|
While attendance in classes is not compulsory, it is advisable that students attend as many classes as possible. Students should also be aware that the subject will be assessed based on material covered in classes and it is the individual student's responsibility to ensure that they are sufficiently familiar with this material. While the lecture notes and course materials will be made available, these are intended to be broad outlines of class activities. Do not make the mistake of assuming that these materials are a substitute for class attendance. There is one presentation for assignment 3 that will be presented by students during class times (tutorial). Students are required to present their assignment during class times in a specific week as specified in this unit outline.
Required IT skills
This is a postgraduate level unit and it is generally expected that students will have high-level knowledge of IT related matters. Students should also possess the ability to use a word processor for the production of assignments, be able to organise information suitable for class presentation, and have experience in using online search tools from the Internet and the library to undertake the various assignments required in the Unit.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Announcements made at lecture or posted to the Canvas website of this unit are deemed to have been made to all students. Students will be required to use their University of Canberra student email account for email communication with the Unit Convenor.
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