Information Management Techniques
Subject INFO30006 (2014)
Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
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Two level two subjects from the following areas of study:
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Students cannot enrol in and gain credit for this subject and:
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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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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.
For Bachelor of Science students this is a required subject in the Informatics major and an elective subject in the Science Informatics major. This subject is available as a breadth subject for other Bachelor degrees and is an elective in the Working with Information breadth track.
Techniques of analysis and design likely to be learned are: Soft System Methodology; Work Systems Analysis; Knowledge Management; Business Process Modelling Notation; Risk Assessment and Risk Management. Real world cases examined are likely to be in the following domains: banking; software industry; retail; creative/fashion industry; manufacturing; emergency management.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
Hurdle requirement: To pass the subject students must obtain at least:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1, 2 and 3 are addressed in the mid-semester assessments; ILO 3, 4 and 5 are addressed in the end of semester assessments. All ILO are addressed in seminar activities through the semester.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
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On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
Learning and Teaching Methods
The subject will be delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, group presentations and team-based learning where a group of students will analyse the information manage needs or an organization and design an information management system. Outside class students will study theory and cases through reading and continuing their group activities.
Indicative Key Learning Resources
Students will have access to lecture notes and lecture slides. The subject LMS site also contains links to recommended literature and other resources.
All organizations must manage their information in order to be effective. There is a large range of career opportunities for information managers, analysts and consultants both within and outside the IT industry. There will be one or two lectures from invited practitioners from industry.
Science credit subjects* for pre-2008 BSc, BASc and combined degree science courses
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
Selective subjects for B-BMED
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Working with Information |
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