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MIS202 - Managing Data and Information

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:MSC217
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:J Lamp



For students commencing courses M300, M307, D301, D313, D317, D321, D322, D325, D338, D366 or D388 from T1 2016: MAA103, MAE101, MAF101, MIS171, MLC101, MMK101, MMM132, MWL101.

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour lab per week
Cloud(online): Learning resources are via CloudDeakin


The capability to manage data and information is fundamental to any organisation. An information systems graduate should have a good knowledge of the techniques used and be able to identify which of the currently used approaches is appropriate in a given set of circumstances in a particular context. The unit uses familiar applications (eg Facebook, iTunes, GPS systems and Google) to open up an investigation of different approaches to data storage and access using principles of information management. The systems are presented in the wider social context, and security and risk issues that arise from their use will be debated. Students will perform basic SQL queries and develop the ability to critically analyse an organisation’s information needs to allow the informed selection of an information management approach.


Assessment 1 (Individual) - A Formal business report (2000 words) - 40%

Examination (2 hours) - 60%

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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