Course Title: Knowledge Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Knowledge Management

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business Info Technology


Sem 1 2006

Course Coordinator: John Kerrisk

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5816

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course covers the topics of:

the nature and business significance of knowledge, explicit and tacit; sources of explicit knowledge; knowledge-based companies; enterprise knowledge management: problems, opportunities, benefits and values; knowledge generation, access, transfer and leverage; strategies and tools for knowledge management; knowledge as a measurable asset; the links between knowledge management, enterprise document management, workflow and organizational change.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the conclusion of the course participants should developed cpabilities that enable them to identify knowledge management problems and opportunities in the marketplace. 

At the conclusion of the course participants should be able to:

- Understand the theory and practice of knowledge management in organisations
- Distinguish between the role and significance of key components of knowledge management including people, information and communication technologies and knowledge itself
- Relate this understanding to the problems and opportunities in local markets for knowledge management
- Understand the need to leverage knowledge for business success
- Articulate the links between knowledge, learning and organisational change

Overview of Learning Activities

Content is added cumulatively to the teaching website, in the form of weekly lectures. Participants will be expected to contribute to tutorials, either via submission of papers on set topics, or group discussion, and may be required to complete course-specific assignments. A final examination will be standard practice.

Overview of Learning Resources

Please read the following document available at Written Reports And Essays: Guidelines For Referencing And Presentation in RMIT Business.This document is the standard RMIT Business reference for Higher Education and TAFE students.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will consist of three graded elements as follows: 1. Contribution to tutorial discussion (30%) 2. An Assignment (30%) 3. An Examination covering the semester’s work and reading (40%)
To obtain a pass grade in BUSM1310 participants are required to achieve a total mark of at least 50% in the three assessment elements in the subject.
The importance of contributing to tutorial discussion is highlighted by the fact that such contributions and the Assignment are of equal value. The assessment of tutorial contributions will be based both upon regularity of contribution to the tutorial topics for the semester and the quality of those contributions. Students receive a set of rules on the conduct of tutorials.