Faculty of Information Technology

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Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Information Technology



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


This unit provides both a theoretical and practical overview of real time enterprise systems. Real time enterprise systems are configurable information systems packages, implemented on-line that integrate people, technology and information processing. The three integrated processes within and across functional areas are seamlessly interconnected and almost time-lag free in an organisation. Topics include systems and technology background, ES evolution, ES lifecycle, implementation and configuration, ES and electronic commerce and ES success and failure factors. The theoretical component will be augmented by detailed case studies which focus on problems faced by real-life companies. For the practical component, laboratory exercises using a well-known enterprise system will be used to deepen student understanding.


At the completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically analyse the characteristics, features and functionality of real time enterprise systems and their role in the modern and fast-paced business environment;
  2. demonstrate a capacity to describe and perform navigation functions and create master data objects in a real-time enterprise system;
  3. describe system-wide concepts such as workflow, reporting, and the exchange of information between business partners and employees;
  4. critically evaluate the benefits of enterprise systems in terms of integration, world-wide flexibility, interactive processing, client-server platform, cloud computing, SOA, open systems, and the capacity to be configured for all business types;
  5. critically discuss the major factors that impact on stakeholders during an enterprise system implementation that can influence the project triple constraints and business success identified from both theoretical knowledge and actual business cases;
  6. demonstrate the capability to project manage a real-time enterprise endeavour by developing clear communication, and team management skills supported by examples from actual business cases.


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

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

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

  • Two hours of lectures
  • One 2-hour laboratory

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 8 hours of personal study per week in order to satisfy the reading, tute, prac and assignment expectations.

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Chief examiner(s)

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


Completion of 12 points of level two units from Information Technology, Science or Engineering or equivalent.


FIT3012, FIT3133, FIT3068

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