Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Master Sustainable Energy Systems
Type of degree: FH Master´s Degree Programme
Winter Semester 2022

Course unit title Knowledge Management: From Data to Knowledge
Course unit code 800101022402
Language of instruction German / English
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Elective
Semester when the course unit is delivered Winter Semester 2022
Teaching hours per week 4
Year of study 2022
Number of ECTS credits allocated Second Cycle (Master)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6
Name of lecturer(s) Gunther ROTHFUSS, Heidi WEBER

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course content


  • Basics, framework and definitions
  • Data, Information, Knowledge, Skills

KM planning:

  • Research (trend scouting, market development)
  • strategy development
  • knowledge scoreboard and knowledge map
  • personal development and KM oriented recruiting

KM implementation

  • learning and exchange of knowledge in organizations
  • creation of a KM-optimized working environment
  • supportive tools for knowledge exchange and learning

    (KM systems, intra- and extranets, social media, wikis etc.)
  • opposition against KM - reasons and removal


Learning outcomes

The students can name and describe different knowledge types (e.g. implicit/explicit knowledge, procedural or factural knowledge).

They can evaluate and categorize knowledge.

The are able to initiate and support the implementation of knowledge management in organzations.

The can name and evaluate the demands and costs for acquisition, provision and perpetuation of knowledge. They can explain, why a technological system can never be the whole solution but needs change management and permanent support.

They know about the possibilities and constraints of technological supported knowledge management.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Short lectures, case studies, discussions.

Followed by work on concrete challenges with problem-based learning or Design Thinking methods.

The challenges should be placed by the students and be derived from their own experience.

Assessment methods and criteria

Immanent Examination

Attendance and active participation

Team work and presentation of team work results



Recommended or required reading

Al-Laham, Andreas (2016): Organisationales Wissensmanagement. Vahlen. Online im Internet: DOI: 10.15358/9783800652365.

Jahnke, Isa; Herrmann, Thomas; Metz-Göckel, Sigrid (Hrsg.) (2006): Dynamik sozialer Rollen beim Wissensmanagement. Wiesbaden: DUV. Online im Internet: DOI: 10.1007/978-3-8350-9662-2.

Kohl, Holger; Mertins, Kai; Seidel, Holger (2016): Wissensmanagement im Mittelstand: Grundlagen - Lösungen - Praxisbeispiele. 2. Aufl. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer Gabler.

Probst, Gilbert; Raub, Steffen; Romhardt, Kai (2010): Wissen managen: Wie Unternehmen ihre wertvollste Ressource optimal nutzen. 6. Aufl. Wiesbaden: Gabler Verlag.

Schwien, Bernd (2009): Ganzheitliche Unternehmensführung in Nonprofit-Organisationen: Vernetzung von Balanced Scorecard, Risiko- und Wissensmanagement, Controlling, Personalentwicklung. Stuttgart: Schäffer Poeschel.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

In-class lecture with compulsory attendance.