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MIS761 - Enterprise Information Management

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

K-L Ong





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Trimester 1:

1 x 3 hour seminar per week.

From Trimester 3 2014:

1 x 1 hour class and 1 x 2 hour computer lab per week


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


Organisations are increasingly relying on business analytics to get value from the very data they generate in their day to day operations. In order to gain maximum effective results from this data, it has to be reorganised to reflect this new use at the enterprise level rather than at the operational level. When data is reorganised to meet this need, there is a real risk that the semantics of the data will be compromised and that data integrity can be violated. Hence, students will learn how data can be captured and reorganised properly without causing such issues. Specifically, this unit introduces students to a number of topics in data management, including relational database management, data warehousing and ETL, as well as big data management and analytics. At the end of this unit, students will understand broad issues concerning data management, gain basic skills in manipulating data in different environments, and will have the adequate knowledge to progress on to the advanced units in the course.

This unit will enable students to understand:
1. Current information management approaches;
2. The requirements imposed by the move to Big Data;
3. Analytics techniques used with Big Data; and
4. The potential and limitations of specific analytics applications


Assignment 1 (2000 words, semantic issues) 33.3%*, assignment 2 (2000 words, ETL processing) 33.3%*, assignment 3 (2000 words, Enterprise Information Management in the organisation) 33.3%*

* Assessment includes an individual reflection worth half the marks allocated.

From Trimester 3 2014:

Assessment 1 (Individual) - SQL and Reporting - Report (approximately 3000 words) - 33.3%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Essay on a recent topic of data management (approximately 2000 words) - 33.3%

Assessment 3 (Individual) - Analytics - Report and analytical Artefact (equivalent to 3000 words) - 33.3%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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