Knowledge Management

Knowledge Management

1. Overview

Knowledge Organisation is the art and science of organising the information within corporate websites to facilitate access to organisational resources.

An Information Architect decides on the most appropriate way information should be labelled and organised as well as the most effective navigation methods to support effective Information Retrieval and, ultimately, to support the organisation’s business objectives. 

The module will give you the ability to identify and explain the principles that underlie the labelling and structuring of information in a wide variety of contexts. It will provide opportunities to apply hands on these principles in realistic scenarios by creating the navigation structure of an imaginary portal.

Award - 15 credits at SCQF 11

2. What you will study

  • Principles of Knowledge Organisation
  • Document analysis
  • Vocabulary control
  • Indexing techniques
  • Thesaurus Construction
  • Faceted Classification
  • Introduction to Ontologies
  • Corporate taxonomies
  • Metadata
  • Introduction to relevant mark-up languages
  • Elements of Information Design for website interface

3. How you will learn

You will learn through a mix of online study material, interactive work and self-guided study.  Attendance at the University is therefore not required.

4. Entry Requirements

The course is ideal for students who possess an undergraduate honours degree in any discipline. 

All international students, for whom English is not their first language, will need either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL

5. Placements and Accreditations

This module is part of the Information and Library Studies course and the Information Management course which are both accredited by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

6. How to apply

For general enquiries please call 01224 262209 or email

To apply for the course, complete the Professional Development @RGU Application Form

7. Assessment

This module will be assessed by an exercise requiring the design of a corporate taxonomy to be embedded in the portal of an imaginary organisation.

8. Fees and payment options

The fee for this course is £950

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Course Length

15 weeks

Mode of Attendance

Distance Learning

Academic School
Information Management Department Aberdeen Business School