Information Systems D: Knowledge Management

15 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 2IS054

Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Information Systems A1N
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
Finalised by
The Department Board, 12 January 2017
Responsible department
Department of Informatics and Media

Entry requirements

90 credits in information systems or equivalent

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

• explain the concept of knowledge and different views of knowledge

• describe different methods and techniques for managing knowledge

• describe different types of knowledge support systems

• describe the architecture and development of knowledge systems.

Skills and capacities

• model knowledge as decision rules

• implement a meta-interpreter of a knowledge base

• carry through a group project; define the purpose of a knowledge system, knowledge acquisition, organisation of knowledge, implementing a knowledge system, test, document and evaluate the system

• discuss the consequences for an organisation when methods and techniques for knowledge management are implemented

• compose and present research relevant to decision support systems

Evaluative capacity and approach

• evaluate incentives for organisations to work with knowledge management

• show awareness of how different types of knowledge systems can change the work within organisations

• evaluate methods and techniques for explicit knowledge management

• be able to evaluate project works, one’s own and others

• be able to evaluate and critically review relevant research.


Knowledge management

Life cycles for knowledge management systems

Knowledge engineering

Knowledge acquisition

Knowledge modelling

Knowledge technology

Knowledge transfer and sharing

Knowledge intensive organisations and innovations


Lectures, lessons, practical computer exercises, supervising, and seminars.


Examination, assignments and attendance at lectures, and seminars. As grades on the course, one of the expressions passed with distinction, passed and failed is used.