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FIT5095

Faculty of Information Technology

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Rob Meredith

Synopsis

Managerial decision-makers often require information held in various organisational information systems to make improved strategic decisions. A data warehouse is designed to provide high quality data from a number of sources both inside and outside the organisation and is an example of a large-scale decision system. This unit presents students with coverage of several important aspects of data warehousing. These include the purpose of a data warehouse, data warehouse design, data warehouse architecture, data sourcing, implementing the data warehouse, organisational issues involved with designing and implementing a data warehouse, data warehouse governance and case studies.

Objectives

At the completion of this unit students will:

  • have knowledge of the theories and principles of data warehousing;
  • understand the potential benefits of data warehousing;
  • understand the techniques and tools used to design a data warehouse;
  • understand the theories and principles of data warehousing with regard to the practice of decision support;
  • be able to design multi-dimensional data structures;
  • appreciate how to interact effectively with managers, consultants and vendors in the development of a data warehouse.

Assessment

Examination (2 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Rob Meredith

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hr laboratory/wk

Prerequisites

FIT9003

Prohibitions

IMS5026

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/fit5095/