CQUniversity Unit Profile
COIS12073 Enterprise Systems
Enterprise Systems
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General Information

Overview

Enterprise Systems (ES) have become increasingly popular since the early 1990s. One goal of these systems is to provide an encapsulation of core business processes and information. Many organisations have acquired ES technology, however there are considerable risks associated with ES implementation, maintenance and on-going use. This unit aims to equip students with the information required to inform ES adoption, selection and implementation decisions and the ability to communicate this knowledge to their peers and employers.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

48 credit points

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%
3. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Course/Teaching evaluation

Feedback

There were some areas within the assessment tasks that were quite difficult at times to find journal articles/information on.

Recommendation

For future assessments, the topic and areas in relation to the topic should be chosen carefully so that there is a substantial amount of information to it, making it easier for the students to write and find good journal articles to back up their point.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe Enterprise Systems (ES) and be able to explain how and why they evolved.
  2. Evaluate the role of ES in organisations and their adoption and use characteristics.
  3. Discriminate between the common ES modules and their features.
  4. Analyse the individual activities and the roles of key stakeholders in an organisation's ES life-cycle.
  5. Develop an argument for the support or rejection of an ES adoption decision in an organisation.
  6. Examine the role of business process remodelling during ES adoption and implementation.
  7. Assess risk factors, relevant critical success factors and best practice in an ES adoption and implementation project.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.

ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA codes is included:

  • Information Analysis (INAN)
  • Research (RSCH)
  • Emerging Technology Monitoring (EMRG)
  • Business Analysis (BUAN)
  • Database/Repository Design (DBDS)
  • Change Management (CHMG)
  • Problem Management (PBMG).

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 40%
3 - Practical and Written Assessment - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 40%
3 - Practical and Written Assessment - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Enterprise Systems for Management 2nd (2012)

Authors: Motiwalla, L & Thompson, J
Pearson
Upper Saddle River Upper Saddle River , USA
ISBN: 9780132145763
Binding: Paperback

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Srimannarayana Grandhi Unit Coordinator
s.grandhi@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 10 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

Introduction to Enterprise Systems for Management

Chapter

1

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 17 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

Systems Integration

Chapter

2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 24 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

Enterprise Systems Architecture

Chapter

3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 31 Jul 2017

Module/Topic

Development Life Cycle

Chapter

4

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 07 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

Customer Relationship Management

Chapter

12

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 14 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 21 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

Implementation Strategies

Chapter

5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment 1 - Developing a Presentation Due: Week 6 Friday (25 Aug 2017) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 28 Aug 2017

Module/Topic

Global, Ethics, and Security Management

Chapter

10

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 04 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

Software and Vendor Selection

Chapter

6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment 2 - Case Study Due: Week 8 Friday (8 Sept 2017) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 11 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

Operations and Post-implementation

Chapter

7

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 18 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

Organisational Change and Business Process Reengineering

Chapter

9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 25 Sep 2017

Module/Topic

Program and Project Management

Chapter

8

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment 3 - Solve Problem Due: Week 11 Friday (29 Sept 2017) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 02 Oct 2017

Module/Topic

Supply Chain Management

Chapter

11

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 09 Oct 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 16 Oct 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Unit Coordinator
Srimannarayana Grandhi (Sriman)
CQUniversity Melbourne, 120 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000.
P: +613 9616 0602
Email: s.grandhi@cqu.edu.au

Profile: https://handbook.cqu.edu.au/profiles/view/1448

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made and implemented in Term 2, 2017.

Feedback Source Recommendation
There were some areas within the assessment tasks that were quite difficult at times to find journal articles/information on. Student unit evaluations Assessment tasks are redesigned. This will help students to find ample information relating to given tasks and apply knowledge in solving problems.

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assessment 1 - Developing a Presentation

Task Description

The assessment will relate to one or more of the unit learning outcomes depending upon the choice of selected presentation development topic.

This is an individual assignment for on-campus and off-campus students. Each student is to develop a PowerPoint presentation about any area of Enterprise Systems related to weeks one to five learning topics. Along with the PowerPoint presentation, students are to provide scripts and a handout. Students are to prepare a handout which should be in a format that students can use as a summary of the main points of the PowerPoint presentation and include the references. Students are to include their scripts as part of their PowerPoint presentation, that is, what would be said if they were giving the presentation in front of an audience. The scripts should show clearly what would be said or discussed as each slide is presented. This scripts should be included in the ‘Notes’ section of each slide.

Any other topic that is not related to weeks one to five learning topics needs to be approved by your local lecturer.

The assignment is to be submitted as a zip file using the electronic assignment submission system that can be accessed from the link on the unit website. The zip file should contain the followings:

1. The PowerPoint slides (.pptx file).

2. The ‘handout’ (Word document - .docx file).

3. Any other relevant materials.

The full specifications for this assessment and the marking criteria are available on Moodle unit website.


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Friday (25 Aug 2017) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 8 Friday (8 Sept 2017)

Within 2 weeks of the due date or within 2 weeks of submission (whichever is the later).


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

The detailed description of 'Assessment 1 - Developing a Presentation' is accessible on Moodle unit website which will include information on how it will be assessed.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
See Moodle unit website for details.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe Enterprise Systems (ES) and be able to explain how and why they evolved.
  • Evaluate the role of ES in organisations and their adoption and use characteristics.
  • Discriminate between the common ES modules and their features.
  • Analyse the individual activities and the roles of key stakeholders in an organisation's ES life-cycle.
  • Develop an argument for the support or rejection of an ES adoption decision in an organisation.
  • Examine the role of business process remodelling during ES adoption and implementation.
  • Assess risk factors, relevant critical success factors and best practice in an ES adoption and implementation project.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assessment 2 - Case Study

Task Description

Task Description

This assessment is worth 40% of the total available marks for this unit. The aims of this assessment is for you to respond to a case study. Details of the case study, description of the task and the requirements will be made available on the unit website. If you have any questions in regards to this assessment you should consult your local lecturer or unit coordinator.

Submission: Online - Individual or Group (Maximum 3 students in each group).


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Friday (8 Sept 2017) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 10 Friday (22 Sept 2017)

Within 2 weeks of the due date or within 2 weeks of submission (whichever is the later).


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

The detailed description of 'Assessment 2 - Case Study' is accessible on Moodle unit website which will include information on how it will be assessed.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Submission Instructions
Submit by clicking appropriate assignment submission link on Moodle unit website.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe Enterprise Systems (ES) and be able to explain how and why they evolved.
  • Evaluate the role of ES in organisations and their adoption and use characteristics.
  • Discriminate between the common ES modules and their features.
  • Analyse the individual activities and the roles of key stakeholders in an organisation's ES life-cycle.
  • Develop an argument for the support or rejection of an ES adoption decision in an organisation.
  • Examine the role of business process remodelling during ES adoption and implementation.
  • Assess risk factors, relevant critical success factors and best practice in an ES adoption and implementation project.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

3 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assessment 3 - Solve Problem

Task Description

Task Description

This assessment is worth 40% of the total available marks for this unit. The aim of this assessment is for you to identify a suitable ERP system for a case study. Your task is to write a report regarding ERP software and vendor selection. Details of the case study, description of the task and the requirements will be made available on the unit website. If you have any questions in regards to this assessment you should consult your local lecturer or unit coordinator.

Submission: Online - Individual or Group (Maximum 3 students in each group).


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Friday (29 Sept 2017) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

As per University policies, Grades for this assignment will not be released until the certification date.


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

The detailed description of 'Assessment 3 - Solve Problem' is accessible on Moodle unit website which will include information on how it will be assessed.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Submission Instructions
Submit by clicking appropriate assignment submission link on Moodle unit website.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe Enterprise Systems (ES) and be able to explain how and why they evolved.
  • Evaluate the role of ES in organisations and their adoption and use characteristics.
  • Discriminate between the common ES modules and their features.
  • Analyse the individual activities and the roles of key stakeholders in an organisation's ES life-cycle.
  • Develop an argument for the support or rejection of an ES adoption decision in an organisation.
  • Examine the role of business process remodelling during ES adoption and implementation.
  • Assess risk factors, relevant critical success factors and best practice in an ES adoption and implementation project.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

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