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Bachelor of Social Science (Information

Management)

The Bachelor of Social Science (Information Management) [(BSocSc(InfoMgt) ] is a four-year full- time course (or equivalent part-time) in which a student spends three years in academic studies and normally one year in paid supervised professional practice which is undertaken after satisfactory completion of the second year of the full-time course.

The academic component of the course consists of:

• a compulsory core comprising studies in information management, accounting and economics; and

• elective discipline studies selected from a wide range of subjects.

Students are required to complete at least a second major study sequence in addition to the compulsory major in information management. The second major study may either extend or complement the compulsory core and would reflect a student's vocational intentions.

The course aims to produce graduates with a high level of general education and specific vocational skills in the use of information to enable an organisation to achieve its objectives. Graduates are prepared for employment as facilitators in matching the information requirements of management in an organisation with the available information technology.

Through a general academic education, the course is designed to promote students' ability to:

• express ideas coherently and effectively;

• draw proper inferences from information;

• understand written and oral communications;

• analyse situations, draw conclusions and develop strategies; and

• understand the discipline-based and interpersonal contexts of information and to communicate effectively in a range of settings.

Through itscore studies in information management, the course aims to develop to a high level the students'

Course Committee Chairperson:

Mary Sandow-Quirk

Executive Officer: Lyn Bayly, Course Office, Level 4, ERC Building

Course Adviser: Graeme Hart. Enquiries:

telephone 344 6314

Selection Offices Ann Petts

ability to:

• use computers as a personal tool and develop sufficient computer awareness to communicate effectively with computer professionals;

• liaise between general management and computer professionals to meet the information requirements of an organisation;

• assess changing organisational requirements and participate in the development of information- based solutions;

• monitor the availability of new information handling approaches and technology and their applicability to specific employment environments;

• understand the human aspects of organisation and their implications for effective communication, information systems and resource management.

Students are able to prepare for particular vocational outcomes through elective discipline studies, and the course enables students to meet, or progress towards satisfying, the academic requirements of relevant professional bodies and registration authorities.

The course aims to:

• produce graduates with a high level of general education and specific vocational skills in the use of information to enable an organisation to achieve its objectives;

• prepare graduates for employment as facilitators in matching the information requirements of management in an organisation with the available information technology; and

• enable graduates to achieve and meet,or progress towards satisfying, the requirements of relevant professional bodies and registration authorities.

On completion of the course students should be able to:

• understand the discipline-based and interpersonal contexts of information and to communicate effectively in a range of settings.

• use computers as a personal tool and develop sufficient computer awareness to communicate effectively with computer professionals;

• liaise between general management and computer professionals to meet the information requirements of an organisation;

• assess changing organisational requirements and participate in the development of information- based solutions;

• monitor the availability of new information- handling approaches and technology and their applicability to specific employment environments;

• understand the human aspects of organisation and their implications for effective communication, information systems and resource management.

Schedule A: Table of subjects Code/subject

Accounting 481-103 Al 11.1 481-104 A3 13.9 481-105 A4 13.9 481-202 B11 481-204 B22 481-301 Cl 481-302 C2 481-303 C3 481-304 C4 481-305 C5 481-307 C7 Asian Language and Literature 481-277 B31 Asian Studies 481-102 A 25.0 481-253 B1 481-252 B2 Astronomy 486-100 Al 5.6 Australian Studies 481-106 A 491-209 B 481-366 C Biology 486-102 Al 486-204 B3

Group/points

1 2 3 4

16.7 16.7

25.0 16.7

16.7 25.0

11.1

105 Course regulations

A candidate's progress in the course is expressed in terms of points credited for subjects passed.

A candidate who has completed part or all of a previous course of study at tertiary level or has achieved previous professional experience relevant to the course may be given credit for this previous study or experience providing the Institute Board approves such credit. Where there is no equivalent subject or subjects the candidate may be credited with an appropriate points score to be determined by the Institute Board.

A candidate may include in his/her course of study subjects offered in another course of the University of Melbourne or of another institution provided that the Institute Board considers such subjects to be of an appropriate standard and relevance to the course.

The total number of points which may be credited to a candidate for previous study and study in other courses must not exceed 140 points in Groups 1, 2 and 3 except that a graduate of the University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Business Studies stream may be granted credit of up to 200 points (see Note 1). In addition, candidates may be credited with part of the year of supervised professional practice.

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Social Science in Information Management a candidate must:

• gain a cumulative score of at least 400 points;

• complete the following subjects or approved equivalent studies: Information Management Al, B 1, B4, B6, B7, B8, Cl, C3, C5, C6, Cl 1, C13, C14; Accounting Al and A4 * (see Note 2);

Economics A

• complete at least 75 points but no more than 125 points from Group 1 subjects, including the subjects listed above; and

• complete at least 133 points from Groups 2 and 3 subjects of which at least 77 points must be from Group 3, including at least 33 points in a subject specialisation other than Information Management.

A candidate is:

• in the first Year of the course until such time as his/her cumulative points score equals or exceeds 75 points;

• in the second Year of the course from when his/

her cumulative points score equals or exceeds 75 points until such time as it equals or exceeds 175 points;

• in the third Year of the course from when his/her cumulative score equals or exceeds 175 points until such time as it equals or exceeds 275 points;

and

• in the fourth Year of the course from when his/

hercumulative score equals or exceeds 275 points until such time as his/her cumulative score equals or exceeds 400 points.

Except where special permission is granted by the Institute Board a candidate will not be permitted to enrol for subjects totalling more than 110 points in any one academic year.

A candidate who does not pass in a subject may be credited with the points to be scored for that subject by the Institute Board, having regard to his/her performance in all subjects taken by him/her (whether taken in one year or more), in accordance with principles determined by the Institute Board.

The subjects of the course and their points values are provided in Schedule A.

Notes:

(1) Group 1 comprises first-year studies. Group 2 comprises studies for which the prerequisite conditions have been met as a result of studies in Group l in the same or a specified related area.

Group 3 comprises studies for which the prerequisite conditions have been met as a result of studies in Group 2, or other studies in Group 3, in the same or a specified related area.

(2) The requirement to complete Accounting A4 may be waived for candidates who have passed Accounting A3, B11 and B22 as part of their elective discipline studies.

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1 2 3 4 1 , 2 3

486-216 B9 5.6

Drama

486-220 B12 5.6 491-124 A11 11.1

486-223 B15 11.1 491-125 Al2 11.1

486-224 B21 16.7 491-126 A13 2.8

486-225 B22 16.7 491-220 B2 16.7

486-226 B23 16.7 491-227 B6 5.6

486-227 B24 16.7

491-228 B7

5.6

486-304 C3 11.1 491-229 B8 5.6

486-306 C4 11.1 491-222 B30 11.1

486-308 C5 11.1 491-239 B31 5.6

486-309 C6 11.1 491-224 B40 11.1

486-311 C7 11.1 491-240 B41 5.6

486-132 C8 11.1 491-317 C2 16.7

486-314 C9 11.1 491-320 C5

11.1

486-317 C21 5.6 491-321 C6 5.6

486-318 C22 11.1 491-322 C7 5.6

Business Studies

491-323 C8 5.6

481-309 C2 11.1 491-318 C30 11.1

Chemistry

491-327 C31 5.6

486-116 A 25.0 491-319 C40 11.1

486-235 B24 8.3 491-329 C41 5.6

486-246 B31 8.3 491-410 D1 16.7

486-247 B32 8.3

Earth Science

486-249 B33 16.7 486-120 Al 25.0

486-250 B34 11.1 486-256 B1 16.7

486-252 B35 13.9

Economics

486-352 C31 18.1 481-111 A 25.0

486-354 C32 8.3 481-212 B11 13.9

486-360 C33 11.1 481-213 B22 13.9

486-392 C34 11.1 481-314 Cl 11.1

486-347 C35 12.5 481-315 C2 11.1

486-415 C36 5.6 481-316 C3 11.1

486-417 C38 11.1 481-317 C4 11.1

Chinese 481-318 C5

11.1

156-111* 25.0 481-319 C6 11.1

156-112* 25.0 481-320 C9 11.1

156-113* 25.0

Geography

156-161* 25.0 121-171* 12.5

156-162* 25.0 121-172* 12.5

156-212* 33.3 121-101* 25.0

156-213* 333 121-217* 16.7

156-214* 33.3 121-271* 16.7

156-262* 33.3 121-214* 16.7

156-313* 33.3 121-219* 16.7

156-314* 333 121-272* 16.7

156-315* 33.3 121-204* 16.7

156-362* 33.3 121-302* 25.0

Computer Studies

121-371* 16.7

486-118 A10 25.0 121-372* 16.7

486-241 B7 11.1 121-374* 16.7

486-242 B8 11.1 121-339* 25.0

486-243 B10 22.2 121-383* 25.0

486-325 C2 11.1 121-336* 25.0

486-327 CS 11.1

121-337* 25.0

486-328 C6 11.1 121-373* 16.7

121-374* 16.7

121-471* 16.7

107 Code/subject

1

Group/points

2 3

Code/subject

4 1

Group/points

2 3

History

481-158 A25 25.0

481-119 All 25.0 481-274 Bl 22.2

481-121 A13 25.0 481-282 B8 11.1

481-234 B16 16.7 481-283 B9 11.1

481-236 B18 16.7 481-285 B11 11.1

481-237 B20 16.7 481-286 B12 11.1

481-238 B21 16.7 481-287 B13 11.1

481-241 B24 16.7 481-289 B15 11.1

481-242 B25 16.7 481-374 C8 11.1

481-243 B26 16.7 481-375 C9 11.1

481-244 B27 16.7 481-377 C11 11.1

481-247 B29 16.7 481-378 C12 11.1

482-238 B31 16.7 481-379 C13 11.1

481-340 C16 16.7 481-381 C15 11.1

481-342 C18 16.7 481-385 C21 11.1

481-343 C20 16.7 481-386 C24 11.1

481-344 C21 16.7 481-388 C26 11.1

481-347 C24 16.7 481-419 D1 11.1

481-348 C25 16.7 481-421 D21 11.1

481-349 C26 16.7 481-423 D24 11.1

481-350 C27 16.7 481-425 D26 11.1

481-365 C29 16.7

Legal Studies

482-348 C31 16.7 A 481-163 25.0

Human Sexuality B1

481-293 16.7

486-135 A 5.6 B2 481-294 16.7

Indonesian

B3 481-295 16.7

156-141* 25.0 Cl 481-393 16.7

156-142* 25.0 C3 481-395 16.7

156-242* 333

Library and

156-243* 333

Information

Information Studies

Management

481-201 B11 13.9

481-134 Al 25.0 481-227 B12 11.1

481-263 B1 13.9 481-228 B13 8.3

481-266 B4 13.9 482-338 C11 8.3

481-267 B5 13.9 482-339 C12 5.6

481-268 B6 13.9 482-340 C13 5.6

481-214 B7 13.9 482-341 C14 8.3

481-224 B8 13.9 481-418 D 25.0

481-351 Cl 11.1

Mathematics

481-353 0 11.1 486-146 A10 25.0

481-355 C5 11.1 486-159 A42 11.1

481-300 C6 11.1 486-185 A92 25.0

481-331 C11 33.3 486-286 B11 11.1

481-332 C12 33.3 486-288 B12 11.1

481-330 C13 33.3 486-294 B31 11.1

481-118 C14 33.3 486-295 B32 11.1

Japanese

486-296 B33 11.1

156-121* 25.0 486-299 B51 11.1

156-122* 25.0 487-206 B84 11.1

156-222* 33.3 487-208 B86 11.1

156-223* 33.3 487-209 B87 16.7

156-323* 33.3 486-376 C2 11.1

156-324* 33.3 486-377 C3 11.1

Language

486-381 C11 11.1

and Literature

486-382 C21 11.1

481-144 A 25.0 486-384 C23 11.1

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486-385 C31 486-386 C32 486-387 C33 486-388 C34 486-391 C41 486-399 C92

Media Arts

491-138 Al

1

6.2

Group/points

2 3

11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 8.3

Code/subject 4

491-364 C2 491-365 C3 491-366 C4 491-367 C5 491-368 C6 491-369 C7 491-383 C8 491-431 D

1

Group/points

2 3

11.1 5.6 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3 11.1 25.0

491-139 A2 6.2

Music (Practical)

491-140 A3 12.5 491-150 Al 13.9

491-255 B10 8.3 491-151 A2 11.1

491-276 B11 8.3 491-274 Bl 16.7

491-256 B20 8.3 491-275 B2 16.7

491-278 B21 8.3 491-373 Cl 16.7

491-257 B30 8.3 491-374 C2 16.7

491-284 B31 8.3

Philosophy

491-258 B40 8.3 481-170 A5 12.5

491-259 B41 8.3 481-167 A7 12.5

491-260 B50 8.3 481-169 A8 12.5

491-261 B51 8.3 481-116 All 12.5

491-262 B60 8.3 481-117 Al2 12.5

491-286 B61 8.3 482-208 B10 16.7

491-263 B70 8.3 482-211 B14 16.7

491-264 B71 8.3 482-212 B15 16.7

491-265 B80 8.3 482-237 B24 16.7

491-266 B81 8.3 481-399 C10 16.7

492-233 B90 8.3 482-302 C14 16.7

492-234 B91 8.3 482-303 C15 16.7

491-350 C10 8.3 482-346 C24 16.7

491-360 C11 8.3 482-308 C90 16.7

491-351 C20 8.3 i

Physics

491-361 C21 8.3 486-169 Al 25.0

491-352 C30 8.3 : 486-176 Al2 25.0

491-375 C31 8.3 i 487-218 B8 11.1

491-353 C40 8.3 487-221 B21 11.1

491-377 C41 8.3 487-222 B22 11.1

491-354 C50 8.3 487-223 B23 11.1

491-378 C51 8.3 487-224 B24 8.3

491-355 C60 8.3 ` 487-311 C21 13.9

491-379 C61 8.3 487-312 C22 13.9

491-356 C70 8.3 i 487-313 C23 11.1

491-357 C71 8.3 487-315 C25 8.3

491-358 C80 8.3 487-316 C26 8.3

491-359 C81 8.3 i 487-317 C27 11.1

492-333 C90 8.3

Politics

492-335 C91 8.3 481-173 A 25.0

491-427 Dl 16.7 ' 482-225 B11 16.7

Music

482-227 B13 16.7

491-147 A1-1 13.9 482-230 B17 16.7

491-148 Al-2 13.9 482-231 B18 16.7

491-146 A2 11.1 482-233 B20 16.7

491-272 B1-1 16.7 482-234 B21 16.7

491-273 B1-2 16.7 482-236 B24 16.7

491-270 B2 11.1 1 482-232 B25 16.7

491-271 B3 5.6

=

482-309 C11 16.7

491-370 C1-1 16.7 ( 482-311 C13 16.7

491-371 Cl-2 16.7

109 Code/subject

1

Group/points

2 3

482-314 C17 16.7

482-315 C18 16.7

482-317 C20 16.7

482-318 C21 16.7

482-320 C24 16.7

482-316 C25

16.7

481-440 D 16.7

Psychology

171-1001* 25.0

171-200

2*

333

171-311

Cl*

5.6

171-312

C2*

11.1

171-313 0

*

11.1

171-314

C4*

11.1

171-411 D1* 5.6

171-412 D25 16.7

Sociology

471-104 A 25.0

471-215

B1

8.3

471-220

B6

8.3

471-221

B7

8.3

471-223

B9

8.3

471-226 B12 8.3

471-227 B13 16.7

471-228 B14 16.7

471-229 B15 16.7

471-330

C

33.3

* Subjects offered by another Faculty.

Duration of the course

The course comprises three years of full-time study (or its equivalent of part-time study) plus a year of supervised professional practice which will be undertaken after satisfactory completion of the second year of the full-time course.

Course structure

The structure of the course flows from the objectives, and includes a balance of professional studies, discipline studies and practical experience.

Students will:

• undertake a set of core studies which provides the essential skills and understanding to meet the objectives of the course;

• choose a program of discipline studies appropriate for their various employment interests; and

• undertake projects, field experience and other studies of specific personal/professional interest, as applications of the skills and understanding developed in the core studies.

Of the academic content of the course, the compulsory core provides the vocational base in information management skills (37 per cent) and foundation studies in accounting, economics, information management law, and business communication skills (26 per cent).

The elective discipline subjects (37 per cent) may:

• extend the core into a second major study sequence in either accounting or economics;

• directly complement the core, as in legal studies or computer studies subjects; or

• less directly complement the core but assist the student's vocational development through specialised studies in a chosen discipline area.

The year of supervised professional practice will enable all students to develop their skills in an organisational setting and will assist in the selection of final-year subjects, as well as provide experience on which to draw during the final-year studies. The table on the following page summarises the structure of the course.

Subjects selected from other courses

Students wishing to enrol in subjects in another course of the University or in a course in another institution must obtain the approval of the Course Committee for the Bachelor of Social Science (Information Management). Application should be made on the appropriate form, which may be obtained from course advisers.

Many of the subjects offered in the other courses will be timetabled at the same time as subjects in this course. Obviously, it is impossible toenrol for subjects which have classes at the same time. In addition, some of the subjects available in other courses may involve time commitments which would reduce the amount of time available for study of your main

110 The University of Melbourne Prospectus and Handbook 1992 — Volume Four Course structure

Year 1 Points

# Information Management Al - Introduction to Business Information

Systems 25.0

# Accounting Al - Introductory

Accounting 13.9

# Accounting A4 - Accounting for

Managers 11.1

# Economics A - Foundations of

Economics 25.0

* Elective Discipline Studies 25.0

TOTAL 100.0

Year 2

# Information Management BI -

Information Systems Analysis 13.9

# Information Management B4 -

Business Computing 13.9

# Information Management B6 -

Business Communication Skills 13.9

# Information Management B7 -

Information and Records Control 13.9

# Information Management B8 -

Business Management 13.9

* Elective Discipline Studies 30.5

TOTAL 100.0

Year 3

# Information Management C11 -

Supervised Professional Practice 1 30.0

# Information Management C12 -

Supervised Professional Practice 2 30.0

# Information Management C13 - Supervised Professional

Practice Project 1 30.0

# Information Management C14 - Supervised Professional

Practice Project 2 10.0

TOTAL 100.0

Year 4

# Information Management Cl -

Organisational Behaviour 11.1

# Information Management C3 -

Advanced Business Computing 11.1

# Information Management C5 -

Information Systems Design 11.1

# Information Management C6 -

Business Quantitative Methods 11.1

# Information Management C7 -

Information Management Law 11.1

* Elective Discipline Studies 44.4

TOTAL 100.0

# Compulsory core units

• Electives may be used to develop a discipline major outside the compulsory core or, alternatively, to complete major studies in accounting or economics.

Total of points in elective units may vary depending on mix selected.

subjects. In considering applications to undertake subjects in other courses, the Course Committee takes into account a number of factors, including:

• the standard and relevance of the proposed subjects in terms of the course of the student concerned; and

• an appropriate balance of subjects within the student's total proposed enrolment, including adequate development of relevant areas of specialisation.

Normally, approval to undertake subjects from other courses will not be granted to students who are enrolled in the course for the first time, or are enrolled in the first year of the course, or if similar subjects are available within the course.

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