Enterprise Systems

Subject 615-260 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 lectures (two per week) and 11 tutorials (one hour per week)
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: Fifty points of information systems subjects and either 615-150 Organisational Processes or 306-106 Business Process Analysis.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Associate Professor Peter Seddon
Subject Overview:

Enterprise systems are computer-based information systems based on packaged enterprise application software that support core organisational processes in most large organisations. Built on a shared, organisation-wide database, these robustly engineered systems span functional boundaries, integrate business processes, and implement so-called 'industry best practice' processes within organisations.

This subject provides students with a good understanding of the nature and role of enterprise systems and how they may be successfully implemented within organisations. Topics covered include characteristics of enterprise systems; the architecture of enterprise application software; enterprise application integration; process and workflow modelling; design of systems around, and implementation of, enterprise application software; and assessment of benefits from enterprise systems. During the semester, students are expected to complete three projects using a number of core modules from one of the most widely used ERP packages, namely SAP R/3. At the conclusion of this subject, students should have a good working knowledge of the core functionality provided by enterprise application software products like SAP R/3.

Assessment: Project work due during the semester (50%); a 2-hour written examination in the examination period (50%). Satisfactory completion of both project work and the examination is necessary to pass the subject.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Upon completion of this subject students should develop generic skills in:

  • reading and communicating results found in the related literature;

  • independent learning; and

  • working in a team.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Information Systems

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