Master Vorlesung/Seminar Advanced Enterprise Information Management

Note: The first meeting will take place on Tuesday 25th October 2016, 08:30-11:45. Room A120.

As the course is taught in intensive mode it is essential that all students taking this course attend the first session and all subsequent sessions. You will not be able to join the group if you miss the Week 1 class.


The lecture and seminar course must be taken together in the same semester to complete the course module (6ECTS).

On this website you will find information about the following:

  • Lecture course (Vorlesung)
  • Seminar

Information in Klips:

Master Lecture Course: Advanced EIM (Information Design)




Prof. Dr. Susan Williams

Please Note: This course will be offered in 3-hour sessions over 7 weeks.

Credit points:

  • Lecture Course (Vorlesung) (2 SWS): 3 Credit Points
  • Seminar (2 SWS): 3 Credit Points

--> Total (4 SWS): 6 Credit Points

Course Structure

Lectures/Workshops: The module is delivered in 7 weekly sessions. Each session comprises a mix of lectures/seminars, tutorial and practical activities and group discussion activities. You are required to attend these sessions; failure to do so will seriously impair your capacity to complete the assessment items to a satisfactory standard. 
You will also be required to spend additional time each week reading the required course readings.

Seminar work: The seminar work is conducted in your own time. There is one compulsory checkpoint meeting for the group work that all group members must attend and one optional meeting. For both your individual and group work you are encouraged to arrange individual meetings with the course coordinator as required.

Course materials 
All course materials will be placed in UniConnect. Information about access and registration will be provided in Week 1.

Assessment Information

The module has two major examination assignments, 1) an individual report for the lecture course, and 2) a group assignment for the seminar course where you will prepare an online digital information resource.

Students must pass both parts to complete the module. Each part will be graded out of 50 and the total /100 will determine the final module grade.

Lecture Course Description

Enterprise Information Management (EIM) encompasses the business and technology functions involved in the design and management of corporate information resources. The focus is on the design of useful and useable digital information products, their management across their entire lifecycle from creation to destruction and on the technologies and services to achieve this.

On completion of this course a good student will understand the range of user-centred design approaches and be able to apply them to the design of digital information products and services. Specifically students should be able to:

  • select and apply appropriate methods for the design, development and management of digital information products
  • take an holistic use-centred approach to information design and management that takes into account design, use and organisational requirements
  • demonstrate an understanding of relevant information design and management theory and the limitations of such theory in practice


Students will gain experience in undertaking information needs analysis and designing a digital information service.

The lecture course is closely integrated with the EIM seminar and students are required to complete both the lecture and seminar to complete the full module.