ICT-Based Inter-Organisational Processes

Subject ISYS30010 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 1, Parkville - 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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 contact hours
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours
Prerequisites: .
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

Students who have completed subject 615-252 Electronic Commerce are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

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.
This subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Dr Sherah Kurnia


Email: sherahk@unimelb.edu.au
Subject Overview:

The subject is designed to help students understand the use of ICT to manage business processes that cross organisational boundaries and the associated complexity and challenges. Topics covered include the role and capability of ICT in reengineering inter-organisational processes, the value of extending enterprise systems across organisation boundaries, the creation of new ICT-enabled inter-organisational forms such as electronic markets and electronic hierarchies and the issues involved in the use of ICT to manage inter-organisational processes. Key technologies of interest include e-markets, EDI and XML, Auto-ID and RF-ID, data synchronisation, Electronic Invoice Presentation and Payment and E-collaboration.

  • To understand how ICT can transform business processes that cross organisational boundaries and the value created
  • To be familiar with key technologies used to reengineer inter-organisational processes
  • To understand issues and challenges involved in the use of ICT to manage inter-organisational business processes

A group project consisting of a 1000 word written assignment and 10 minute presentation due mid semester (20%), an individual research paper of 2000 words due at the end of the semester (20%), ongoing assessment of tutorial / lab work and participation throughout the semester (10%) and a-2-hour end-of-semester examination (50%).

In order to pass this subject, students must achieve at least:

  • 50% for the non-examination assessments (25/50) and
  • 50% for the examination (25/50)
Prescribed Texts: To be advised
Recommended Texts: To be advised
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • High level of development: collaborative learning; problem solving; team work; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking
  • Moderate level of development: oral communication; written communication
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Information Systems
Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Information Systems

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