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INFS2050: Data Governance and Technology Assurance

Data governance is a major imperative for organisations in effectively managing, using, protecting and leveraging their critical data assets. This unit introduces students to key concepts, processes, technologies and stakeholders related to the design and implementation of a data governance program. The unit takes an interdisciplinary and multi-level approach that examines standards, frameworks and methodologies for managing data quality, protecting critical and sensitive information, supporting business analytics and meeting compliance obligations. In examining different stages of the data lifecycle, students also learn about legal, professional and ethical responsibilities, policy implications, required skill sets and accountabilities.

Code INFS2050
Academic unit Business Information Systems
Credit points 6
INFS3010 or INFS3030
Assumed knowledge:
INFS1000 or INFO1000 or INFO1003 or INFO1903

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. describe key concepts and principles of data governance and explain their importance in business information systems
  • LO2. demonstrate knowledge of the relationship of data governance with security, privacy, ethics and regulatory functions
  • LO3. identify key stakeholders involved in governing data in different and changing institutional contexts and technology platforms
  • LO4. demonstrate knowledge of key data governance standards and frameworks and practise their application through class activities and assigned tasks
  • LO5. conduct research to develop and support arguments about key issues, challenges and trends associated with data governance in business
  • LO6. communicate in oral and written form your knowledge, thoughts and findings through class discussions, group work and individual assignments
  • LO7. provide constructive feedback to your peers on their written work, and address issues identified by your instructor and peers when reflecting and revising your own written work.