ICT and Information Management for Official Statistics

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    ICT and Information Management for Official Statistics

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Information Technologies, Statistics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course will start by providing some understanding of what are the attributes of a good IT environment for an official statistical office. This will include some analysis of how you govern and manage it to ensure this is the case. The course will then move on to consider the statistical functions and understand the IT and Information Management methods used in collecting, processing and disseminating census and survey data. The Generic Statistical Business Process Model (GSBPM) should provide the underlying framework for this part of the course. Applications of IT cannot stand still. There will be opportunities to use new technologies to change the way of doing things to improve outputs, their qualities or productivity. The course will cover some of the key tools to support this such as Business Process Analysis and IT Project Management. The course will finish with some discussion of recent developments in IT and Information Management that are relevant to official statistics. The main learning outcomes will be a better understanding of the principles, practices and techniques of IT and Information Management including what is involved in the management and governance of the IT environment.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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