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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Sue Foster


This unit provides an understanding of the portfolio of information systems needed to support a large organisation, based on ERP packages as the principal business information system in large organisations. It examines the forms and mechanisms of business process integration and data integration between the Enterprise System and other business information systems, including legacy systems and office systems. It introduces students to the concept of workflow and to selected software tools for process modelling and workflow design, and to the different types of integration software (middleware) and technologies that enable business process integration through workflow automation.


At the completion of this unit students will have -
A knowledge and understanding of:

  • the evolution and current application of Enterprise Systems;
  • the scale and complexity issues associated with Enterprise Systems;
  • the concepts of integrated data and processing across different business processes;
  • the business and technological benefits of such integration;
  • the limitations and constraints that accompany the above benfits;
  • the differences in structure between enterprise scale and personal scale information; systems
Developed attitudes that enable them to:
  • develop attitudes which enable the setting of reasonable expectations for ES performance;
  • acknowledge and value the perspectives of business, IT and managerial users;
  • maintain the highest ethical and professional standards in the evaluation, analysis, recommendation and implementation of integrated solutions.
Developed the skills to:
  • design appropriate workflow solutions for common business processes;
  • develop facility in the use of a mainstream process modelling and integration software product.
Demonstrated the communication and teamwork skills necessary to:
  • work as part of a professional team in evaluating and recommending IT solutions to identified business situations;
  • be able to communicate ES related concepts and issues to business clients, managers, IT peers and business partners.


Examination (2 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Sue Foster

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk


12 credit points of level 2 FIT units completed or simultaneously enrolled



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