Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


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


Subject Information
Subject Code ISIT908
Subject Name IT Governance and Organisational Issues
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Assessment 50% Final Exam 50%
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 DXB PG Spring  (05-02-2017 to 03-06-2017)
Campus Dubai
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 2
Quota 35
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Hock Chuan Lim
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Muhammad Hadi
Instance Comment  
Census Date 28-02-2017

Subject Availability
Session DXB PG Spring  (05-02-2017 to 03-06-2017)
Campus Dubai
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Quota 35
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Hock Chuan Lim
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Muhammad Hadi
Instance Comment  
Census Date 28-02-2017

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 lect, 2 hours tut
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Akemi Chatfield
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Akemi Chatfield
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2017

Subject Description
Enterprise governance of IT resources and non-IT resources (including proper use of IT and management of project teams) plays a critical role in achieving business goals and enabling efficiency gains or competitive advantage. This subject explores IT governance theory and practice, including effective IT project governance and roles of IT governance in large-scale IT-enabled change initiatives. Students will be exposed to various IT governance arrangements as well as complex organizational issues which influence processes and outcomes of developing, monitoring and managing effective IT governance initiatives and related change projects in today’s dynamically changing business environment.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Understand various theories and practices or IT governance from a business perspective.
2. Describe the way IT governance ad organizational issues influence organizational capability to create business value form IT investments as well as through conformance and responsibility.
3. Communicate their knowledge and understating of IT governance in a way which would be effective when dealing with business managers.
4. Discuss various issues over technology vs people.
5. Argue persuasively about the advantages and disadvantages of the use of IT technology in commerce an industry.


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