Enterprise and Information Architecture

Subject BISY90005 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 2, 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

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours per semester
Prerequisites: BISY90001 Business and Information Technology or equivalent
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Mr Pratap Patnaikuni


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

Enterprise Architecture is a critical component of aligning business and IT strategy, through a holistic way of modelling an organisation’s Information Systems assets. This subject introduces enterprise architecture modelling frameworks, and seeks to give students an understanding of the importance of each architecture layer to the organisation. Information architecture is a crucial component of Enterprise Architecture, and the subject focuses how information and systems are managed in a large organisation. The pragmatic aspects of large-scale information architecture are grounded in the theory of data modelling and the use of technologies such as middleware and Web Services.

Objectives: On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  • Identify new technologies to integrate different systems into a whole-of-enterprise systems;
  • Critically review the theory and related practices of creating a repository for enterprise-wide information;
  • Synthesise the current models available or developing a whole-of-enterprise systems;
  • Critically review an organisation’s enterprise architecture and use that as a basis for formulating business strategy based on IT assets;
  • Apply Enterprise Architecture modelling methods to the development of an enterprise system.
  • One 2-hour end-of-semester examination (60%)
  • One individual assignment not exceeding 1500 words (10%)
  • Seminar presentation (10%)
  • Group assignment not exceeding 2500 words (20%)
Prescribed Texts:

You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Application of modelling methods to the development of an enterprise system
  • Analysis of information type and content
  • Problem solving
  • Oral and written communication
Related Course(s): Master of Business and Information Technology
Master of Business and Information Technology
Master of Management (Business Analysis and Systems)

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