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FIT1027 - Information management fundamentals

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology


Not offered in 2007


This unit provides a general introduction to information management and its constituent parts with particular reference to systems that manage information and to the role of the information management professions. In this unit systems are broadly defined to encompass IM governance and management frameworks, policies, processes and people, as well as hardware, software applications and IM tools. The unit explores the role of information management and information management professionals in organisations and society, and in the broader ICT community of practice.


At the end of this unit, students will:

  1. have knowledge and understanding of what constitutes information management;
  2. have knowledge and understanding of what characteristics define systems which manage information - systems being broadly defined to encompass governance frameworks, policies, processes, people, technologies and tools;
  3. have knowledge and understanding of the main purposes of and specialisations in information management in a range of organisational and societal contexts;
  4. have knowledge and understanding of the roles of the various components of a system as broadly defined in enabling groups and the individuals within groups to create, manage and use information effectively;
  5. have knowledge and understanding of major issues for IM professions, including their roles, responsibilities, and obligations in modern organisations and society, relationships to other professions, skills requirements and reskilling issues, career paths and career management, continuing professional development, professional, accreditation, and ethical issues affecting the profession.
  6. be aware of the role of information management profession and its relationship to other information professions;
  7. be aware of the role of IM and IM systems in organisations and society in the broader context of the ICT sector.
  8. be able to evaluate information management systems as broadly defined, and their constituent parts - governance frameworks, policies, processes, people, technologies, tools;
  9. be able to identify the characteristics and functionalities of particular information management system components;
  10. have acquired basic skills relating to the design, development and implementation of information systems as broadly defined;
  11. be able to analyse IM professional and ethical issues.
  12. have acquired basic skills in working as part of an information management team and collaboratively with other ICT professionals.


Examination (3 hours) 50%:
Assignments and practical work: 50%

Contact hours

Lectures, seminars 2 hours/week, practical and tutorial sessions 2 hours/week


IMS1501, IMS1502, IMS1000