Information and Content Management

Module summary

Module code: COMP1643
Level: 6
Credits: 15
School: Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department: Computing and Mathematical Sci.
Module Coordinator(s): Annemarie Zijlema


Pre and co requisites

Digitally literate with understanding of some web technologies.


To teach the necessary technical knowledge and skills to manage the content of enterprise-wide web sites and intranets, and to extend the student's knowledge and experience of managerial issues affecting the development of large-scale information and content management systems, including relevant legal, social, ethical and professional issues.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course a student will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate Quality Assurance in web-based Content Management Systems;
2. Design and build an Enterprise Content Management System;
3. Demonstrate ability to communicate clearly and effectively, in a range of forms, taking account of different audiences
4. Demonstrate ability to work in a team with members from diverse backgrounds, and be able to evaluate the team’s performance and their own.

Indicative content

Information as a resource in large enterprises; Information Architecture of enterprise web sites and intranets; Security issues in Content Management Systems; Information Management Policies; Accessibility issues; Requirements specifications and Testing for Content Management; Relevant legal, social, ethical and professional issues.
Employability is enhanced by requiring students to solve problems independently. There is the opportunity to make sensible assumptions in real life scenarios and to reflect on skills gained and the impact of the proposed solution. There is a substantial written element in the assessment emphasising clear formatting, spelling and grammar within a clear, well-reasoned narrative. Presentation skills and group working are also key to the assessment.