Business Process Management - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP4
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP4
  • Assessment: Analysis Task - Group (20-30%) , Assessments - Group/Individual (40-60%) - Learn more

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Domestic continuing 1,180.00
HECS 1,131.00
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International continuing 1,430.00

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This unit outline the key concepts of business process management and modelling, its importance to an organisation, and how these support business activities. This also includes integration with a wide range of functions involving other organisations such as occurs in supply-chain management. The perspectives taken are that technology should align with strategic management objectives and cultural practices and also that business process analysis and design is a means of providing significant opportunities for innovation and performance advantage over competitors.

Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the unit.

After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Define and describe the concepts of business process, business process value, improvement, reengineering and workflow
  2. Analyse how process improvement technologies and business process management support the enhancement of an organisation's business objectives
  3. Conceptualise an organisation in terms of its business processes and show how the processes align an organisation with its overall strategy
  4. Apply appropriate methods, tools and techniques to identify, model and redesign business processes in a process aware organisation to develop efficiencies through process improvement
  5. Communicate effectively as a professional and function as an effective leader or member of a diverse team.
  • Analysis Task — Group (20-30%)
  • Assessments — Group/Individual (40-60%)
  • Test — (20-30%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

OR HIT3049 Systems Analysis & Modelling

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to Business Process Management and relationship to organizational strategic goals and objectives
2Organizational Concepts, Business Process Management approaches and methodologies
3Business process modelling levels 1 & 2 Palette
4Business Process Architecture and Value Creation
5Business Process Design Best Practices, Lean Methodology and Process Improvement
6Resources Allocation and capacity, Performance Analysis
7BPM Technologies, BPMS and Business Process Automation
8Change Management, Quality, Six Sigma and the Future of BPM

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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.

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Required textbooks

  • Fundamentals of Business Process Management

    By:Dumas, La Rose, Mendling et al

    ISBN: 9783642331428


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