Faculty of Information Technology

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2013 (Evening)


This unit provides students with an overview of Enterprise Systems and is designed to describe the role of enterprise systems as part of the larger IT infrastructure of large scale organisations. Emphasis will be placed on benefit realisation through the use of specific measurement tools to help manage and deploy these packages. Additionally SAP R/3 will be used to introduce students to the complexity of enterprise wide systems through tutorial workshops where appropriate. This will include the addition of process modelling software tasks in practical sessions using ARIS toolset (SAP R/3 reference model).


At the completion of this unit students will:

  • identify the role of business wide systems to support the business strategy;
  • identify the main suppliers, products and application domains of enterprise wide packages;
  • understand the scale and complexity of enterprise system packages;
  • understand the integrative role of enterprise systems for information within the organisational context;
  • describe the role of enterprise systems as part of the larger IT infrastructure of large scale organisations;
  • identify the implementation variables, individual variables and contextual variables that interact to influence a successful enterprise system implementation;
  • use a process modelling tool to model processes.


Examination (2 hours): 30%; In-semester assessment: 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study



IMS5052, BUS5700

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