Enterprise Systems - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Theory-Critical Analys(40-50%) , Assignment 2 - Analysis & Knowledge (25-35%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 3,000.00
Domestic continuing 2,512.00
International 3,250.00
International continuing 2,762.00

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The aim of this unit is to introduce students to enterprise systems management. The unit provides an overview of the global, social and economic imperatives for enterprise information management and addresses the strategic and managerial issues faced by contemporary organisations as they manage the virtual value chain. Topics covered include enterprise systems infrastructure, data integration and operations management, extended supply chain management and the design and development of enterprise systems solutions for modern medium to large organisations.

At the completion of this unit students will have:

  1. Critically analysed theoretical knowledge about the global, social and economic context in which Enterprise Systems are developed and operate
  2. Reviewed, analysed and consolidated knowledge regarding the role of organisations and information systems in relation to supply-chain, the operation of organisations and the provision of goods and services.
  3. Applied theoretical and technical knowledge regarding the role of Enterprise Systems in organisations in particular in relation to processes and operations
  4. Applied communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theories and practice regarding the operation of enterprise systems in relation to managing data, transactions and concurrency, portability and software architecture.
  5. Critically analysed business operations and impacts from the perspectives of the organisation, global supply chains and civil society
  • Assignment 1 — Theory-Critical Analys(40-50%)
  • Assignment 2 — Analysis & Knowledge (25-35%)
  • Assignment 3 — Communication Prac (25-35%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • HIT6416 — Enterprise Systems
  • Broadband access

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 strategic and economic context in which modern organisations and their systems operate
2Data security, privacy regulations and data sovereignty
3Supply chains, value chains and associated organisational and societal issues (including ethics)
4The integration of individual organisations into supply chains and supply chain systems
5The role of e-commerce, the Cloud, and associated strategic and managerial imperatives
6Managing the needs of modern organisations and the markets they serve
7Supporting organisation and social needs with enterprise systems and systems theories
8The role of information technology in supporting enterprise systems, processes and operations
9Enterprise Software for supporting organisations
10Enterprise Architecture
11Global standards and practices, both trade and technical
12Designing software for scalable, reliable, accessible enterprise systems

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

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