Information Management

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Course Venue:

Lecture Theatre LLT 3A

CIT Block B
College of Computing and Information Sciences
Course Code: 
BIT 1203
Course Credit Units: 
Year of Last Revision: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

This course isimportant to the management, productivity and differentiation of an organization. Informationisderivedfromdata.Thismeans thatdata mustbeefficientlycollected,organized,retrievedandmanagedtomakeitmeaningfulto theorganization. Thus,thedevelopment, deployment,managementandintegrationofdata and information systems to support the organizationare a vital role of the IT professional.Consequently, theknowledge area of Information Management should include thecollection,organization,modeling,transformation,presentation,safetyandsecurityofthe data and information. Aims: This course is aimed at giving students the skills needed to efficiently collect, organize, model, transform, present, and secure data and information. Students will earn how tointegrateinformationwithInformationSystemstomakeitmeaningfultothe Organization.   

Learning Outcomes: 

On completion of this course unit, the students will be able to:Differentiate and use key terms such as: information, data, database, database management system, metadata;

  • Explain the role of data, information, and databases in organizations;
  • Explain how data storage and retrieval has changed over time;
  • Explain the advantages of a database approach compared to traditional file processing;
  • Identifyandexplainthegeneraltypesofdatabases:personal,workgroup,department, enterprise;
  • Definedataquality,accuracyandtimeliness,andexplainhowtheirabsencewillimpact organizations;
  • Describemechanismsfordatacollectionandtheirimplications(automateddatacollection, input forms, sources);
  • Explainbasicissuesofdataretention,includingtheneedforretention,physicalstorage, security);
  • Explainwhydatabackupisimportantandhoworganizationsusebackupandrecovery systems.


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