Subject ISYS20007 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2012.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 12 two-hour lectures (one per week) and 12 one-hour workshops (one per week).
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours


One of the following

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Not offered in 2012

306-106 Business Process Analysis


Achieving 75% in the Programming Competency test



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:

ISYS3010 ICT-Based Inter-Organisational Processes (prior to 2011)

615-252 Electronic Commerce

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Sean Maynard


Subject Overview:

The manner in which organisations communicate in the supply chain using technology has changed how many organisations conduct their business with other organisations. Students will learn techniques that are widely used in industry: contextual analysis of how technologies are currently used; principles for designing usable human interfaces; and methods to evaluate the usability of new designs. Students will also learn the theory behind these techniques including aspects of human cognition and the theory of natural design.


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 re-engineer inter-organisational processes
  • Understand the 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%)
  • A 2-hour end-of-semester examination (50%)

To pass the subject, students must obtain at least 50% overall

  • 25/50 for the non-examination components of the assessment
  • And 25/50 for the end-of-semester written examination
Prescribed Texts: None
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:

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
Related Breadth Track(s): Information Technology in Organisations

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