Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


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



Subject Information
Subject Code ISIT917
Subject Name Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence IACT917
Assessment Lab Assignments 10% Class Quizzes 10% Team Project 25% Practical BI exercise 5% Final exam 50%
General Subject No.

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.