Enterprise information Systems - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP2
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (20%) , Assignment 2 (40%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 1,131.00
HECS 1,324.00
International 1,381.00

This unit was previously known as Introduction to Enterprise System.

This unit is about Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and how enterprise systems fit into business operations. ERP Systems are becoming common in medium to large organisations as it removes the need to have a large number of individual computer-based applications. An ERP system integrates the various applications into a single package, increasing the efficiency of the organisation in delivering goods or services to customers. SAP software will be incorporated in this unit and used in the workshop. This unit is therefore viewed as a combination of business management practice and technology.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to demonstrate achievement of the following Course Level Outcomes (CLOs):

  1. Explain and evaluate key concepts and theories in the field of Enterprise Systems
  2. Select and design appropriate principles and approaches with the use of Enterprise Systems software to forecast and propose plans for cost effective interfaces between logistics and other functional business activities
  3. Investigate and apply appropriate methods and strategies in the ES implementation and upgrade process
  4. Build and display appropriate leadership and organising abilities in leveraging resources, capabilities, and competencies of a group to integrate strategic, tactical, and operational thinking to resolve business and technical issues
  5. Develop and apply effective interpersonal skills and communication techniques in working as a team to solve real-world problems in Enterprise Systems.
  • Assignment 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 (40%)
  • Assignment 3 — Case Study (40%)

You must have good general knowledge and understanding of information systems and business practices.

  • Additional materials

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to ES
2ES Integration and Architecture, Cloud and On Demand Strategy
3Deciding to go ES
4Organisational Change & BPR
5Introduction to SAP ByDesign
6Development Lifecycle & Implementation Strategies
7Implementation Strategies, Sales and Purchase
8Program and Project Management
9Operations & Post-implementation
10Critical Success Factors
12Future ES Trends

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Blogs
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links
  • Wikis

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Enterprise Systems for Management

    By:Luvai Motiwalla

    ISBN: 9780132145763


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