Module title: Enterprise Systems

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: INF08105
Module leader: David Brazier
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Creative and Social Informatics

Students require a sound understanding of the nature of data, data structures and databases.

2019/0, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: David Brazier
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Students are encouraged to develop a critical understanding of the design, implementation and management of large scale business information systems. Whole-class lectures cover LOs 1-2 and are supported by extensive background notes and further materials in Moodle. A significant element of the module is built around a self-paced lab based element where the students interact in real time with a working ERP system (currently SAP) covering sales, procurement, production and warehousing processes. The experience gained from this hands-on access to SAP is called upon during the coursework assignment. Supporting tutorials are based on small-group analysis of real-life case examples of enterprise systems in their business environment with informal presentation of findings to the whole group. Case studies aligned to LOs 1-4 are used to develop analytical skills. Discussions based on seminar/tutorial material and set reading develop skills of analysis, syntheses, group participation and verbal expression.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment takes place during the weekly tutorial/practical sessions which run alongside the lectures. In the first half-of the module, students are introduced to the importance of the Enterprise Systems methods; in the second half of the course, where students are preparing their coursework assignment, students are encouraged, evaluated and assessed on their ability to see where their new knowledge can help them address the assignment brief.

Summative Assessment:
Coursework: students are asked to prepare a management report on a possible implementation of a SAP system for a large organisation. A requirement of the coursework is that students demonstrate a sound understanding of theory and practice in the use of enterprise systems by drawing upon their experience of SAP to demonstrate how it can be valuably used within a large enterprise system. Completion of the management report sees students address LOs 1,2,3,4.

The examination covers LOs 1, 2.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 146
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 14
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 14
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1,2,3,4 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,2 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Distributed systems architectures used by large and small enterprises. Large distributed multi-source databases; integration of data sources; data warehouses; accessing and analysing multiple data sources using on-line analytical processing and data mining and applications and techniques. Groupware and communication technology and networks; technical and management issues surrounding internet-based information sharing and group work. Security, control and management of enterprise systems.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Identify the technical and operational elements of enterprise-wide information and communication systems and technologies.
LO2: Be aware of the problems and issues (including data integrity and security) regarding the integration and management of distributed, heterogeneous and legacy IS environments..
LO3: Gain practical experience of the use of a large scale integrated enterprise system, and be able to reflect on operational issues.
LO4: Demonstrate sound understanding of theory and practice in the use of enterprise systems.

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