Business to Business Processes Using ICT

Subject ISYS30010 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

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

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1 x two hour lecture and 1 x one hour workshop per week.
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours
Prerequisites: Completion of
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2011
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

Students who have completed subject 615-252 Electronic Commerce (prior to 2009) are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Subject Overview:

The management of inter-organisational processes is challenging. 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.

Objectives: On completion of this subject students should
  • understand how ICT can transform business processes that cross organisational boundaries and the value created
  • be familiar with key technologies used to reengineer inter-organisational processes
  • 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:

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Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should have developed the following 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
Notes: Previously known as ISYS30010 (615-315) ICT-Based Inter-Organisational Processes (prior to 2011)
Related Breadth Track(s): Information Systems B
Information Systems A
Information Technology in Organisations

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