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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Peter O'Donnell


This unit is intended to provide students with a framework for understanding business intelligence reporting systems with particular focus on the evolutionary process of developing an OLAP-based business intelligence system.


At the completion of this unit students will:

  • understand the scope and application of OLAP technology and business intelligence systems;
  • have knowledge of the major approaches to the development of business intelligence and reporting systems;
  • be able to design simple multi-dimensional databases;
  • be able to develop a simple business intelligence system using an OLAP tool;
  • be able to develop a simple reporting system;
  • be able to communicate and foster realistic expectations of the role of OLAP technology and business intelligence systems in management and decision support.


Examination (3 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Peter O'Donnell

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 1 hr laboratory/wk


One of FIT9003, BUS5071, IMS9003 or equivalent



Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at: