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The course introduces a range of topics that underpin data management in contemporary organisations. The first part of the course focuses on data architecture, data modelling, data administration, and data warehousing. The second part of the course introduces the concepts of Big Data. In its wider scope the course is designed to expose the students to real-life issues in data management and database management systems in the modern environment.
NFO260 introduces a range of topics that underpin the successful use and management of information in contemporary organisations. INFO260 focuses on data governance, data modelling, database design, data administration, and data warehousing. The course provides a foundation for INFO361 (Business Intelligence Systems for Organisations). The course will introduce the concepts of Big Data which drive many modern decision-making processes. Big Data technologies such as Hadoop and cloud-based analytics bring significant cost advantages when it comes to processing large amounts of data with a view to identify more efficient ways of doing business. The topics included in INFO260 are a part of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and Institute of IT Professionals New Zealand (IIT PNZ) Core Body of Knowledge and the Model Curriculum and Guidelines for Information Systems at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The material of the course draws on the Data Management Essentials certificate material developed by the British Computing Society (BCS) Chartered Institute of IT, as well as the material included in the Data Management International (DAMA) body of knowledge.
Upon successful completion of INFO260 students will be able to:Demonstrate knowledge of the goals, principles and functions of data management in the modern business environment.Explain the difference between various levels of data models and design a data model using a standard industrial data modelling tool/notation.Implement a database using a standard industrial data management tool.Demonstrate the understanding and skills required for data administration and repository administration.Analyse the roles that information systems professionals perform in data management in contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand context (BICC kaupapa 3).Evaluate data management processes and practices in the global modern context in reference to the process of colonisation and globalisation (BICC kaupapa 5).
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
1) INFO123 or INFO125 or COSC101 or COSC121 or COSC131 or COSC122 or DIGI101; and (2) An additional 15 points
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Domestic fee $892.00
International fee $4,563.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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