Information Architecture

Subject 306-623 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week (Semester 2).
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 306-490 Business and Information Technology, or equivalent, or with approval of the Program Director of the Master of Applied Commerce (Business Analysis and Systems).
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Subject Overview: Information architecture is a crucial component of enterprise architecture. This subject introduces broad-scale information models from a whole-of-enterprise perspective focusing on information models and infrastructure requirements for linking disparate business systems. The primary focus is on how information and systems are managed in a large organisation. The pragmatic aspects of large-scale information architecture are grounded in the theory of data modelling and the use of technologies such as middleware and Web Services.
Assessment: One 2-hour end-of-semester examination (50%), two assignments not exceeding 2500 words (20%), a seminar presentation (10%) and a group assignment (20%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts: To be advised.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills: On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  • Identify new technologies to integrate different systems into a whole-of-enterprise systems;
  • Critically review the theory and related practices of creating a repository for enterprise-wide information;
  • Synthesise the current models available or developing a whole-of-enterprise systems;
  • Critically appraise the information and communications architecture required for large-scale data processing in organisations.

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Application of modelling methods to the development of an enterprise system;
  • Analysis of information type and content;
  • Problem solving;
  • Oral and written communication.
Related Course(s): Master of Business and Information Technology
Master of Business and Information Technology

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