CSU22041 – Information Management I

Module CodeCSU22041
Module NameInformation Management I
ECTS Weighting [1]5 ECTS
Semester TaughtSemester 1
Module Coordinator/s  Prof. Gaye Stephens

Module Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  1. Describe and use UML for information modeling;
  2. Describe and use XML techniques for data modeling and querying;
  3. Describe techniques for exposing and retrieving information on the web semantic web/linked data approaches;
  4. Understand the ongoing collaborative process of eliciting ethical implications which influence technology design.

Module Content

This module focuses on the methods and techniques for efficient management (modelling, manipulation and retrieval) of data and information. It provides a foundation for later modules in database management and advanced information management.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Lectures, laboratories, tutorials. The laboratory and tutorials will involve group work. The students will present their work as part of their continuous assessment.

Assessment Details

Assessment ComponentBrief DescriptionLearning Outcomes Addressed% of TotalWeek SetWeek Due
Take Home ExamA 3 hour exam to be taken over a 6 hour interval. Students will be invited to answer 2 of 3 questions provided.LO1, LO2, LO380%N/AN/A
Substantial group project spanning the module. The project comprises of four parts: two reports, one group presentation and one group demonstration.LO1, LO220%Week 2Various

Reassessment Details

In the supplemental examinations, assessment is by written online examination (3 hours) only, which contributes 100% of the overall mark.

Contact Hours and Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours (scheduled hours per student over full module), broken down by:33 hours
Lecture22 hours
Laboratory/Tutorial11 hours
Independent Study (outside scheduled contact hours), broken down by:72 hours
Preparation for classes and review of material (including preparation for examination, if applicable)28 hours
Completion of assessments (including examination, if applicable)44 hours
Total Hours105 hours

Recommended Reading List

None required. Links to relevant online resources will be provided by the lecturer as the students progress through the module and their assignments.

Module Pre-requisites

Prerequisite modules: Programming Language such as Java or C.

Other/alternative non-module prerequisites: N/A

Module Co-requisites


Module Website


Link to Blackboard Sessions 13/09/2021


Recordings 13/09/2021