Subject ISYS20007 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2016.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours, comprising of one 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour workshop 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 2016

306-106 Business Process Analysis


Achieving 75% or more in the Programming Competency test



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:

Students cannot enrol in and gain credit for this subject and:


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:


Melbourne School of Engineering

Currently enrolled students:

Future students:

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.

Learning Outcomes:

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
  • One group project (20%); consisting of one assignment of approximately 1000 words and one presentation of approximately 10 minutes duration, due mid semester
  • One individual research paper (20%) of approximately 2000 words, due end of semester
  • Ongoing assessment of tutorial/laboratory work and participation throughout the semester (10%)
  • One written 2 hour closed book end of semester examination (50%)

Hurdle requirement: To pass the subject students, must obtain at least:

  • at least 50% (25/50) for the non-examination components of the assessment
  • at least 50% (25/50) for the 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.

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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

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