Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology

Subject Information
Subject Code ISIT408
Subject Name IT Governance
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 24cp of 300 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Assessment 60% Final Exam 40%
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts  
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Students should use the SMP OnLine Tutorial System (via SOLS) to enrol in tutorial/laboratory groups for this subject. Once enrolments are open a link to the subject will appear in Tutorial Enrolments.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (27-02-2017 to 22-06-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1 hour lec, 2 hours tut
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2017

Subject Description
Information Technology (IT) is pervasive in today's organisations, playing a critical role in achieving business goals and enabling lower cost structures, new levels of customer service, new products, new markets and new external stakeholders. Whereas in the past IT decisions were delegated to the IT organisation, all managers are today required of not only making better IT decisions, with confidence and competence, but also implementing and monitoring IT initiatives more effectively than their competitors. This course will explore IT governance theory and practice, including decision rights and internal control frameworks, to prepare students for the globally competitive workplace.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Understand and describe the concept of IT governance from a business perspective.
2. Analyse the way IT governance influences an organisationís ability to create corporate value from IT investments, as well as through conformance and responsibility.
3. Critically evaluate the evidence of effective or ineffective IT governance in organisations.
4. Design and evaluate an organisationís IT governance structures and processes.
5. Communicate their knowledge and understanding of IT governance in a way that would be effective when dealing with an organisationís business managers.

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