Knowledge Management 7.5 credits

Knowledge Management
First cycle, D0002N
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2019 Sp 3 - Present
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Syllabus established
by 31 Jan 2007

Last revised
by 10 Dec 2018

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Systems Science
Subject group (SCB)
Informatics/Computer and Systems Sciences

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Good knowledge in English, equivalent to English 6.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim

After the studies are completed the students will be abel to:

  • describe and critically evaluate different interpretations of the concepts that is prevailing in the current research
  • analyse the use of IT in Knowledge Management
  • analyse and evaluate a company’s / an organization's use of Knowledge Management
  • reflect on the importance of Knowledge in a company / an organization
  • critically examine their own use of Knowledge Management in the group work

The course starts by analysing and evaluation of how central concepts and relations are defined in current research. It continues with discussions about knowledge, how to gain knowledge and whether all knowledge can be made visible. Different processes, methods for knowledge management are presented and the students examine if and how these are used in a business / organization.The use of IT in Knowledge Management is also discussed. The last element of the course is for the students  to critically examine their own use of Knowledge Management. Guest lectures from scholars in the field and working life presents different perspectives on Knowledge Management.

Distance tuition (Internet) with no mandatory meetings . IT support: Learning management system (Fronter), e-mail, video conference and phone. Knowledge is shared and created within the course through virtual meetings with The course contains a number of compulsory exercises and web-based discussions. Some exercises are individual and with some exercises the students work together and report by group.

The course contains a number of compulsory assignments and web-based discussions.

Technical requirements: PC with Internet connection.

Transition terms
This course cannot be combined with IED347 Knowledge Management in any degree.

Johan Wenngren

Transition terms
The course D0002N is equal to IED347

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2013 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Learning to fly – Practical Knowledge Management from Leading and Learning Organizations, Chris Collison & Geoff Parcell, ISBN 1-84112-509-1.

Articles about Knowledge Management.

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Individual tasksU G#3.00MandatoryA09
0003Group workU G#4.50MandatoryA09

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.