Course Title: Business Information Technology

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Business Information Technology

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021


RMIT University Vietnam


620H Business IT and Logistics


Viet3 2008,
Viet1 2009,
Viet2 2009,
Viet3 2009,
Viet1 2010,
Viet2 2010,
Viet3 2010,
Viet1 2011,
Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet2 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet2 2016,
Viet3 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Vince Bruno

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5784

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B080 F08

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Operating systems provide an interface between computer hardware and users the system, and computer software is reliant the services operating systems provide. This course introduces you to the theory of information technology in three main areas: computer architecture, operating systems, and data communications. You will be introduced to different sub-systems of operating systems. The relationship between computer hardware, software and operating systems will also be explored.

Business Analysts are often called upon to provide connections between business managers and operational support personnel for ICT systems. To provide these connections, Business Analysts must have at least a basic understanding of the tasks that operations support perform. You will learn to present operational issues in ways that make sense to business managers.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Identify key components of computer operating systems, in particular GNU/Linux , to conduct installation and maintenance tasks.
  2. Complete basic installation and systems administration of computer operating systems, in particular GNU/Linux.
    - HSIN System Installation/Decommissioning (Level 3)
  3. Apply appropriate IT tools and procedures to solve technical problems in a variety of business settings.
    - HSIN System Installation/Decommissioning (Level 4)
    - SYSP System Software (Level 4)
  4. Provide advice about the appropriate use and configuration of operating systems for business environments.
    - ITOP IT Operations (Level 5)
    - SYSP System Software (Level 5)
  5. Work with others in a team to achieve a common goal.
  6. Address and achieve work tasks effectively in business settings characterised by uncertainty and risk.

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT Studies\Canvas. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 3, 4, 6

Assessment Task 3: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 3, 4

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.