COIS12073 - Enterprise Systems

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
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).

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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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

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

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 21.31% response rate.

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.

Source: Student evaluation
The textbook is not current.
Replace the old textbook with free online resources.
Action Taken
A suitable textbook was not available. However, students are provided additional resources on the unit website. In addition, lecture slides are updated with the online content and the resources available on the O'Reilly website.
Source: Self-evaluation
Some students were unable to form groups for the major assessment task.
Encourage students to interact with fellow students and facilitate discussions through the forums on the unit website.
Action Taken
Initiated discussions through the forums on the unit website and encouraged students to form groups by week three.
Source: Self-reflection
Video recordings detailing assessment requirements helped both distance and on-campus students.
Continue to provide video recordings explaining the requirements for each assessment.
Action Taken
Source: Unit evaluation
Students enjoyed completing Odoo ERP related tasks.
Provide additional tasks to allow students to use Odoo ERP and gain more knowledge in using ERP systems.
Action Taken
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

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 Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
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
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical and Written Assessment