Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Knowledge and Information Management
Academic Year
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay  (2500 words)  50%
Semester Assessment Report  (2500 words)  50%
Supplementary Assessment Essay  (2500 words)  50%
Supplementary Assessment Report  (2500 words)  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Explain and provide critical comment on the context and definitions, background and evolution of the principles of knowledge and information management.

2. Critically analyse the relationship between frameworks and theories for knowledge and information management.

3. Provide a critical analysis of the available and developing technologies for knowledge and information management to current practice and existing developments.

4. Apply a critical analysis of theory and technology to the application of design and strategy for knowledge and information management in an organization.

5. Visually represent information and knowledge structures.

Brief description

Knowledge and information management is necessary to provide a robust underpinning for understanding technological developments, how information affects in society and how we engage tactically with information and knowledge in organizations.


Introduction to knowledge and information management. Knowledge information management, legacy, principles and current practice. Frameworks of understanding for information and knowledge. Information arrangement visual approaches to information process and structure. Knowledge and information: sorting, organizing and defining; formal and informal methodologies. Organization of information by collaborative and democratic methods: access and accessibility. Database structures: introduction and theory for database structures. Designing for change and evolution: approaches to open data and sharing XML and RDF. Knowledge management and the user: designing information structures and formal and informal practices.
Technology as a support for information management. Knowledge and information management: process and structure.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Not a core element within this module.
Communication Methods of communicating knowledge and information will be covered in the module. The essay and report elements for the assignments will assess communication skills.
Improving own Learning and Performance Reflection on learning skills will be encouraged. Assignment feedback will allow further reflection.
Information Technology Appreciation of the role of technology and technological methods will be developed in the module. Presentation of course work will rely on the use of information technology.
Personal Development and Career planning Consideration of the skills developed in the module will be explored in relation to career options.
Problem solving The lectures introduce problems related to the subject, which are then analysed and presented in the assignments.
Research skills The assignments rely upon identification of information and its processing. The essay and report elements for the assignments will assess research and information literacy skills.
Subject Specific Skills Knowledge gained with regard to the theoretical and practical aspects of knowledge and information management.
Team work This will be developed through activities within the delivery of the module.


This module is at CQFW Level 6