Enterprise Systems - 2018

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: SP1
  • Availability for 2018: SP1
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Theory (Group)(30-40%) , Assignment 2 - Practical (Individual)(30-50%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
Domestic 3,100.00
Domestic continuing 1,251.00
HECS 1,169.00
International 3,350.00
International continuing 1,501.00

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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.

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

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  1. Analyse and articulate the role of Enterprise Systems in organisations from a global, social and economic perspective
  2. Develop a coherent understanding of the application of enterprise systems to the supply-chain
  3. Apply technical and theoretical knowledge regarding the operation of enterprise systems to the management of enterprise information
  4. Implement aspects of an enterprise system to meet the business requirements of a real or case-study organisation from an operational perspective in a changing environment
  5. Communicate effectively as a professional and function as an effective leader or member of a diverse team.
  • Assignment 1 — Theory (Group)(30-40%)
  • Assignment 2 — Practical (Individual)(30-50%)
  • Test — (Tests) (Individual) (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.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1The strategic and economic context in which modern organisations and their systems operate
2Data security, privacy and 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
6The 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 architecture
10Enterprise Software for supporting organisations
11Global standards and practices, both trade and technical
12Designing software for scalable, reliable, accessible enterprise systems

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