BIT104 Organisational Behaviour

Unit outline

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Enrolment modes: Year 1, Semester 2
Credit point(s): 12.5
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite: Nil
Typical study commitment: Students will on average spend 10 hours per week over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Scheduled learning activities: 4 timetabled hours per week, 6 personal study hours per week

Unit description 

In this unit students will study the interface between people behaviour and the organisation with the goal of improving and achieving organisational desire performance. The unit is designed to help students in exploring and gaining a knowledge of concepts and theories relating to group and individual behaviour and attitudes at organizational level. The unit looks at issues such as culture, personality, perception, motivation, group structure, teamworking, work design, organizational design, leadership, decision making, power and politics. Students gain a better appreciation of people related workplace issues and problems for managing people in contemporary organization.

Unit learning outcomes (ULO)   

  On the successful completion of this units student will be able to:
ULO1 Describe the concepts and theories that relate to understanding behaviour in organisations.
ULO2 Analyse the role of group, individual and organisational-level influences on behaviour in organisations.
ULO3 Apply organisational behaviour concepts, theories, and models to contemporary workplace issues and problems.
ULO4 Evaluate the relevance of organisational behaviour theory and practice in different workplace contexts.
ULO5 Diffuse knowledge of organisational behaviour through oral and/or written communication.

Topics to be included in the unit

1. Explaining organisational behaviour and environment
2. Technology and culture
3. Learning and personality
4. Communication
5. Perception and motivation
6. Group formation and group structure
7. Individuals in groups and teamworking
8. Organization structure and design
9. Leadership approaches
10. Conflict and negotiation
11. Change management
12. Emerging topics and revision


Assessment Description Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1: Class Participation (Individual) 10% 12
Assessment 2: Individual Assignment 15% 5
Assessment 3: Mid-Semester Exam 20% Mid-semester week
Assessment 4: Group Assignment 15% 12
Assessment 5: Final Exam 40% Final exam week


The assessment due weeks provided may change. Your lecturer will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.