Faculty of Information Technology

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2015 (Online)
Malaysia First semester 2015 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Online)


The 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 within large scale organisations. A case study approach will be adopted which will focus on inherent issues surrounding management and deployment of enterprise systems, together with implementation issues influencing the impact of these systems on the organisation. SAP ECC6 will be the software of choice to introduce students to the complexity of enterprise resource planning systems through tutorial workshops.


On successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  • describe the role of enterprise systems in supporting the business strategy, business drivers and business requirements of various organisations;
  • identify the main suppliers, products and application domains of enterprise wide packages;
  • explain the scale and complexity of enterprise system packages with specific reference to enterprise resource planning systems in large scale organisations;
  • describe 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 in enterprise system implementations and describe their role in achieving a successful implementation outcome;
  • use SAP ECC6 to demonstrate the complexity and integrative nature of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system in a case organisation.


Examination (2 hours): 40%; In-semester assessment: 60%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 2 hours of lectures
  • One 2-hour laboratory

(b.) Study schedule for off-campus students:

  • Off-campus students generally do not attend lecture and tutorial sessions, however should plan to spend equivalent time working through the relevant resources and participating in discussion groups each week.

(c.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 2-3 hours of personal study per one hour of contact time in order to satisfy the reading and assignment expectations.

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Chief examiner(s)


FIT9123 or FIT5123 or FIT9006 or equivalent

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