ACF5330 - Integrated systems for business enterprises - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Accounting

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Daisy Seng (First semester)
Dr Dennis Fehrenbacher (Second semester)


Dr Daisy Seng (First semester)
Dr Dennis Fehrenbacher (Second semester)

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (Evening)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)




BUS5700, FIT5101, AFX5330


The objective of this unit is to introduce students to the business aspects of integrated enterprise systems. Enterprise systems are configurable business information systems that integrate information across multiple enterprise functions and business units, support key enterprise processes, and provide an enterprise wide view of business performance. Topics include systems and technology background, business processes and process reengineering, integration of core financial and logistics processes, enterprise wide reporting, and techniques for assessing enterprise productivity and enterprise dynamics. A well-known integrated enterprise system will be extensively used in this unit.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. discuss the characteristics of enterprise systems and evaluate their contribution to the global marketplace
  2. discuss and assess the design and operation of business processes in an integrated system as they support decision making
  3. critically analyse the factors that have contributed to world-wide adoption of enterprise systems and the types of benefits obtained
  4. demonstrate practical skills by using a popular enterprise system and employing it to solve problems
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with integrated systems for business enterprises and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by ACF5330.


Within semester assessment: 50% + Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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