Enterprise Resource Planning - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1
  • Assessment: Assessment - Continuous - 1000 words (30%) , Assignment - 3000 words (40%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,120.00
International 2,370.00

This unit aims to provide you with fundamental concepts and latest development in enterprise resource planning (ERP) and to have a proactive attitude towards change management that is needed for ERP implementation.

Understanding fundamental concepts of the latest developments that are necessary to plan the activities of an enterprise and the extended supply chain is essential in order to effectively manage an organisation. This unit provides systems and technologies that are necessary in managing an enterprise and how change management that is necessary for an ERP implementation can be applied and adapted.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. understand the importance of integrating enterprise resource planning issues in management
  2. understand the major concepts and latest developments in enterprise resource planning
  3. identify and justify the need for various tools, techniques and methodologies enterprise resource planning
  4. have significant knowledge on relevant sub-systems of a system and have a proactive approach towards ERP implementation.
  • Assessment — Continuous - 1000 words (30%)
  • Assignment — 3000 words (40%)
  • Group Project — 2500 words (30%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Students will require Windows Vista, Windows 7 or higher. UniSA does not support Windows XP.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1The theory of constraints and ERP
2Sales and operations planning
3Buffer resource strategy
4Enterprise resource management
5Integrating the supply chain to reap the rewards
6Strategic sourcing and procurement
7Operations planning (material and capacity)
8Requirements planning
9Product life cycle management
10Manufacturing execution system
11Distribution, implementation - generalised industry application

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Blogs
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links
  • Wikis

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

This unit is a core requirement 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.

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