BIT309 Enterprise Resource Planning 

Unit outline

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Enrolment modes: Year 3, Semester 1
Credit point(s): 12.5
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite: BUS102 Introduction to IT, BUS107 Database I.
Typical study commitment: Students will on average spend 10 hours per week over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Scheduled learning activities: 4 timetabled hours per week, 6 personal study hours per week

Unit description 

This unit evaluates and compares various types of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solutions and their application in global business contexts.  Upon completing this unit, students will be able to apply a system thinking approach to problem solving and decision making within enterprise systems. Students in this unit will identify the key integration points between the different business disciplines supporting each business process cycle. This unit aims to provide a fundamental understanding of various enterprise systems, functions and modules and how they can be integrated within a business context. Students will analyze how integrated information systems will support business functions and business processes and how to recommend solutions for resolving different business cases and reporting problems by means of ERP system.

Unit Outline Outcomes (ULO)

  On the successful completion of this units student will be able to:  
ULO1 Evaluate basic business functional areas and analyse how they are related.  
ULO2 Analyse how integrated information systems will support business functions and business processes across functional area boundaries.  
ULO3 Recommend solutions for resolving accounting and financial reporting problems by means of ERP system.  
ULO4 Determine how an integrated information system can support effective human resources processes.  
ULO5 Design business Process by event process chain (EPC) diagram and integrate the value added by each step in a business process.  
ULO6 Interpret and critique future trends of ERP systems and associated technologies to address the increasingly complex and evolving environments.

Topics to be included  

1. A Foundation for Understanding Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
2. Re-engineering and Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
3. Planning, Design, and Implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
4. Managing Enterprise Resource Planning Adoption and Competetive advantages
5. ERP Systems and Business Strategy
6. ERP Systems: Sales and Marketing, Production
7. ERP Systems: Human Resources
8. ERP Systems: Supply Chain Management
9. ERP Systems: Logistics and warehouse management
10. ERP Systems Technology
11. The Future of Enterprise Resource Planning
12. Emerging trends and review


Assessment Description Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: Quiz 20% 5
Assessment 2: Group Report 20% 10
Assessment 3: Group Presentation 10% 11
Assessment 4: Class Participation 10% 12
Assessment 5: Final Exam 40% Final exam week

The assessment due weeks provided may change. Your lecturer will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.