Module Title:   Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG4065M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Business and Management (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr F Mahieddine

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr JE Munive

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To provide an understanding of the principles and practices of knowledge management in organisations and give an overview of the business intelligence tools used to transform data into knowledge that informs corporate decision making.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts, theories and principles are explored in lectures supported by case studies, and practiced in tutorials and through class online discussion. Oral feedback is given during tutorials. The assessment will examine the wider learning outcomes expressed in the descriptor.

Lectures:   16.00          Directed Study:   76.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   8.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1) the use of theoretical concepts, models, frameworks, tools and techniques which support the practice of knowledge management.
2) business intelligence and its role in gathering and analysing detailed business information.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1) Critically review and evaluate the sources and potential value of knowledge within organisations
2) Critically review and debate case studies of knowledge management systems and how they are implemented.
3) Critically evaluate the role of business intelligence within organisations.
4) Critically evaluate the tools and techniques for delivering business intelligence

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Obtain, analyse and apply information from a variety of sources; plan and enact the successful completion of a personal workload; communicate both orally and in written form.

  Coursework   100%
  Individual Assignment, 2000 words.

Outline Syllabus:
Overview of knowledge management models and frameworks; Intellectual capital, the role of organizational culture; knowledge creation, knowledge transfer, knowledge sharing and communities of practice; knowledge capture & codification; KM strategy; Technology and its role in knowledge creation/sharing/management; Challenges in Knowledge Management. Organisational business intelligence, sources of business intelligence; overview of Data Warehousing, Data Mining; Software tools for BI

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