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. In this unit, you will be equipped with the information required to inform ES adoption, selection and implementation decisions and the ability to communicate this knowledge to your 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 3 - 2018

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 Unit evaluation

Feedback

Not enough tutorial exercises.

Recommendation

Provide more tutorial tasks including review questions and case studies to facilitate group discussions and to support students' learning.

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

  • Analytics (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
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
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, LF & Thompson, J
Pearson
Upper Saddle River Upper Saddle River , New Jersey , USA
ISBN: 9780132145763
Binding: Paperback
Supplementary

Information Systems Today: Managing the Digital World Global Edition (8e) (2018)

Authors: Valacich, J & Schneider C
Pearson
New York New York , New York , USA
ISBN: 9781292215976
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
Michael Chan Unit Coordinator
m.chan@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 05 Nov 2018

Module/Topic

Introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System

Chapter

1

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 12 Nov 2018

Module/Topic

Systems Integration

Chapter

2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 19 Nov 2018

Module/Topic

Enterprise Systems Architecture

Chapter

3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Express interest to other students in forming group for Assessments 2 and 3.

Week 4 Begin Date: 26 Nov 2018

Module/Topic

Organisational Change and Business Process Reengineering (BPR)

Chapter

9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Submit proposal to form group for Assessments 2 and 3, or apply for permission to work individually.


Assessment 1 - Developing a Presentation Due: Week 4 Friday (30 Nov 2018) 11:45 pm AEST
Vacation Week Begin Date: 03 Dec 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Finalise group membership for Assessments 2 and 3.

Week 5 Begin Date: 10 Dec 2018

Module/Topic

Development Life Cycle

Chapter

4

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 17 Dec 2018

Module/Topic

Implementation Strategies

Chapter

5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 31 Dec 2018

Module/Topic

Software and Vendor Selection

Chapter

6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 07 Jan 2019

Module/Topic

Operations and Post-Implementation

Chapter

7

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment 2 - Case Study Due: Week 8 Monday (7 Jan 2019) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 14 Jan 2019

Module/Topic

Program and Project Management

Chapter

8

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 21 Jan 2019

Module/Topic

Global, Ethical and Security issues

Chapter

10

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 28 Jan 2019

Module/Topic

Supply Chain Management

Chapter

11

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 04 Feb 2019

Module/Topic

Customer Relationship Management

Chapter

12

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment 3 - Solve Problem Due: Week 12 Monday (4 Feb 2019) 11:45 pm AEST
Term Specific Information

Unit Coordinator:

Michael Chan

Email: m.chan@cqu.edu.au

School of Engineering & Technology, CQUniversity Brisbane

160 Ann Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assessment 1 - Developing a Presentation

Task Description

This is an individual assessment for both on-campus and off-campus students. This assessment is worth 20% of the total available marks for this Unit. You will develop a PowerPoint presentation related to the learning topics in weeks one to three. Along with the PowerPoint presentation slides, you will provide scripts and a Handout.

You will include scripts as part of your PowerPoint presentation, that is, what would be said if you 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. The scripts should be included in the ‘Notes’ section of each slide. Handout should be designed as a supplement for the presentation in engaging the audience.

The assessment is to be submitted as a zip file using the link on the Unit Moodle website. The ‘.zip’ file should contain the following:

1. The PowerPoint slides, with scripts included in the ‘Notes’ section (.pptx file).

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

The full specifications for this assessment will be available on the Moodle Unit website.


Assessment Due Date

Week 4 Friday (30 Nov 2018) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 6 Friday (21 Dec 2018)


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

Your presentation will be assessed on the demonstration of knowledge and understanding of the topics as depicted through the content of the slides, scripts and Handout. You will also be assessed on presentation structure, appearance and design of visual aids. Please refer to the Moodle Unit website for specific marking criteria for this assessment.

You should learn to study, research and do your own work. If your work is found to be copied from another source, plagiarism penalties will be applied as per University policy.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
See the Moodle unit website for details.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Evaluate the role of Enterprise Systems in organisations and their adoption and use characteristics
  • Compare the common Enterprise System modules and their features
  • Develop an argument for the support or rejection of an Enterprise System adoption decision in an organisation


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

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assessment 2 - Case Study

Task Description

This assessment is worth 40% of the total available marks for this Unit. You are going to join a group with up to four members to collaborate in working on this assessment. If you have a genuine problem and you are unable to participate in a group, you:

*as an on-campus student, need to apply for permission from your campus Lecturer by the class in week 4

or

*as an off-campus (Distance) student, need to apply for permission from the Unit Coordinator by Wednesday in week 4.

In this assessment, you are required to write a report respond to a case study. Details of the case study, description of the tasks and the requirements will be made available on the Moodle Unit website. If you have question in regards to this assessment please consult your campus Lecturer or Unit Coordinator.


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Monday (7 Jan 2019) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 10 Monday (21 Jan 2019)


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

You report will be assessed on your demonstrated capability in the selection and use of quality sources, knowledge and understanding of the topics, application to the case study. You will also be assessed on rational arguments based on critical evaluation, and a combination of your communication, presentation and referencing skills. Please refer to the Moodle Unit website for specific marking criteria for this assessment.

You should learn to study, research and do your own work. If your work is found to be copied from another source, plagiarism penalties will be applied as per University policy.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
All group members are required to submit the assignment through the Moodle unit website.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Evaluate the role of Enterprise Systems in organisations and their adoption and use characteristics
  • Compare the common Enterprise System modules and their features
  • Analyse the individual activities and the roles of key stakeholders in an organisation's Enterprise System life-cycle
  • Develop an argument for the support or rejection of an Enterprise System adoption decision in an organisation
  • Examine the role of business process remodelling during Enterprise System adoption and implementation
  • Assess risk factors, relevant critical success factors and best practice in an Enterprise System adoption and implementation project.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Social Innovation

3 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assessment 3 - Solve Problem

Task Description

This assessment is worth 40% of the total available marks for this Unit. You are going to join a group with up to four members to collaborate in working on this assessment. If you have a genuine problem and you are unable to participate in a group, you:

*as an on-campus student, need to apply for permission from your campus Lecturer by the class in week 4

or

*as an off-campus (Distance) student, need to apply for permission from the Unit Coordinator by Wednesday in week 4.

In this assessment, you are required to write a report respond to the specified tasks in solving problems at a case study situation. It includes research on the current marketplace for potential ERPs and vendors. Details of the case, description of the tasks and the requirements will be made available on the Moodle Unit website. If you have question in regards to this assessment please consult your campus Lecturer or Unit Coordinator.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Monday (4 Feb 2019) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

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


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

You report will be assessed on your demonstrated capability in the research on the current marketplace for potential ERPs and vendors, selection and use of quality sources, knowledge and understanding of the topics, application to the case study. You will also be assessed on evaluation and recommendations based on rational criteria, and a combination of your communication, presentation and referencing skills. Please refer to the Moodle Unit website for specific marking criteria for this assessment.

You should learn to study, research and do your own work. If your work is found to be copied from another source, plagiarism penalties will be applied as per University policy.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
All group members are required to submit the assignment through the Moodle unit website.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Analyse the individual activities and the roles of key stakeholders in an organisation's Enterprise System life-cycle
  • Examine the role of business process remodelling during Enterprise System adoption and implementation
  • Assess risk factors, relevant critical success factors and best practice in an Enterprise System adoption and implementation project.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice
  • Social Innovation

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

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