Information Management Techniques

Subject INFO30006 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Semester 2, Parkville - 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: 12 two-hour lectures (1 per week) and 12 two-hour seminars (one per week)
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours


Two 2nd level subjects from the following areas of study:



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:
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.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Martin Gibbs


Dr Sean Maynard


Subject Overview:

Knowledge is one of an organization's most valuable assets. Since knowledge is derived from information, organizations need to manage and control their information and knowledge assets to achieve the most benefit from them. The exponential growth of information together with new developments in networking and collaboration technologies impact on ways in which information is managed and controlled. Topics include: the difference between data, information and knowledge; mechanisms and processes to classify, manage and control information and knowledge; security threats to these assets; strategies and countermeasures to protect information; best practice security governance and business continuity; and legal and ethical issues associated with information security and protection


On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Discern data from information and information from knowledge
  • Select and apply appropriate information management mechanisms and techniques
  • Apply semantic aspects and structures to model information and knowledge
  • Understand security threats and the need to protect information and knowledge
  • Identify types of and propose security management principles and strategies to protect information and knowledge

  • Individual participation 10% (throughout the semester)
  • Group work consisting of written seminar papers (about 5 pages in length, 10%)
  • An oral presentations (about 90 minutes long, 20%) throughout the semester
  • A 2-hour written examination (60%) in the examination period

To pass the subject, students must obtain at least 50% overall

  • 30/60 in the examination
  • And 20/40 in the other components of assessment combined
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Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • An ability to synthesise information and communicate results effectively
  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a project team
  • In-depth critical and independent thinking and reflection skills
  • An ability to solve problems and communicate solution both orally and in writing
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Informatics
Science Informatics
Science credit subjects* for pre-2008 BSc, BASc and combined degree science courses
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG. Core selective subjects for B-BMED.
Related Breadth Track(s): Working with Information

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