Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology

Subject Information
Subject Code ISIT417
Subject Name Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 24 cp @ 300 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence IACT917, ISIT917
Assessment Quiz in Lab 20% Quiz in the lecture 10% Team project: BI development proposal 25% Practical BI exercise 5% Final exam 40%
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts  
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Students should use the SMP OnLine Tutorial System (via SOLS) to enrol in Tutorial/laboratory groups for this subject. Once enrolments are open a link to the subject will appear in Tutorial Enrolments in SOLS.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (27-02-2017 to 22-06-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1 hr lect, 2 hrs computer lab/tutorial
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2017

Subject Description
This subject focuses on strategies that promote knowledge creation and use within organisations. In total the subject enables students to gain familiarity of both quantitative and qualitative approaches to knowledge management and to develop competence in an area that is of interest to them. Student will be exposed to Business Intelligences (BI) as a contemporary strand of knowledge management practice. In addition they will be exposed to common BI methods and tools developing competence in one or more techniques. The subject also familiarises students with the literature in knowledge management to assist in critical assessment of methods and tools

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Understand the importance of knowledge management to the organisation.
2. Understand the application of a method in business intelligence/knowledge management to a variety of situations.
3. Understand and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of this method using recognised sources from the literature.
4. Undertake a systematic assessment of a business situation using a selection of knowledge management techniques.

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