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MIS761 - Enterprise Information Management and Security


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Jay Zeal
Previously:Enterprise Information Management


Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

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

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:11 x 1 hour class (recordings provided) + 11 x 1 hour scheduled online seminars


Organisations are increasingly relying on business analytics to make strategic decisions using the data they generate during day-to-day operations. Strategic value will only be obtained if the data is reorganised and made widely accessible at the enterprise 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 and security can be violated. Hence, students will learn how data can be captured and reorganised effectively to address these issues, and how to secure the data against threats. Specifically, this unit introduces students to a number of topics in data management (e.g. relational database management), big data systems, and information security. At the end of this unit, students will understand broad issues concerning data management at the enterprise level, gain basic skills in information modelling and querying databases, and understand the procedures and controls for achieving information security.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Understand and apply current information management and security approaches in business contexts.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Learn about the technologies methodologies and concepts surrounding different types of data management and information security.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy


Be able to use data management technologies to create and critically evaluate data management solutions.

GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking


Use analytics techniques to turn data into decisions.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: (Individual) A formal business report 2000 words 40% Week 5
Examination 2 hours 60% Exam period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Hurdle requirement

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

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MIS761 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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