Enterprise Architecture - 2015

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Professional
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 14 weeks
  • Government loans available: None
  • Availability for 2015: Sess 1 , Sess 2 , Sess 3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (30%) , Assignment 2 (50%) - Learn more

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2015 Fees
Domestic 1,800.00
International 2,050.00

The purpose of this unit is to provide resources that help you understand the history of Enterprise Architecture (EA); the stages of adopting an Enterprise Architecture; and the principles of implementing an Enterprise Architecture. The unit identifies the different roles for the Business Analyst, Solutions Architect and Enterprise Architect in order to understand the common components across the various EA frameworks. The unit aims to explain the different Enterprise Architecture domains; the importance of a business strategy in Enterprise Architecture; the different layers of an Enterprise Architecture; the role of ICT Governance in Enterprise Architecture; the role of the New CIO in promoting Enterprise architecture.

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

  1. influence organisation, customers, suppliers and peers within industry on contribution of specialisation
  2. work in a challenging range and variety of complex technical or professional work activities; work requires application of fundamental principles in a wide and often unpredictable range of contexts
  3. understand relationship between specialism and wider customer/ organisational requirements
  4. advise on the available standards, methods, tools and applications in own area of specialisation and can make correct choices from alternatives
  5. communicate effectively, formally and informally, with colleagues, subordinates and customers
  6. have a clear understanding of the relationship between own area of responsibility/specialisation to the employing organisation and takes customer requirements into account when making proposals
  7. take initiative to keep skills up-to-date
  8. maintain awareness of developments in the industry
  9. demonstrate creativity and innovation in applying solutions for the benefit of the user
  10. maintain knowledge of specific technical specialisms, provides detailed advice regarding their application, executes specialised tasks
  11. contribute to the creation and review of a systems capability strategy which meets the strategic requirements of the business
  12. develop models and plans to drive forward the strategy, taking advantage of opportunities to improve business performance
  13. take responsibility for investigative work to determine requirements and specify effective business processes, through improvements in information systems, data management, practices, procedures, organisation and equipment.
  • Assignment 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 (50%)
  • Online Discussion (20%)

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

If you are completing this unit as a standalone unit (ie. not part of the Computer Professional Education Program), the prerequisite is waived.

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.

1Domain expertise and EA
2Zachman Framework
3The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)
4Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA)
5Defence Architecture Framework (DoDAF)
6Treasury Enterprise Architecture Framework (TEAF)
7Gartner Enterprise Architecture Framework
8Business Strategy - Why is this important?
9Business Architecture
10Information Architecture
11Applications Architecture
12Technology (Infrastructure) Architecture
13Relationship between frameworks for: Governance, Solutions (Architecture and Development), Project Management and Service Management
14How does IT Governance link with EA?
15How does Service Level Management integrate with EA?
16What is the role of the New CIO within Enterprise Architecture?
17The roles of the EA/SA/BA
18Understanding the business
19Understanding the information
20Enterprise Architecture
21Documenting the `As-is' and `To-be' Views
22Develop Strategy for Change

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Book of Readings

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is an approved elective 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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