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UFH Learning Guide

FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT AND COMMERCE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE

LEARNING GUIDE YEAR: 2011

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UFH Learning Guide

Course Title: Course Code: Course Credit Value: Qualification Reference: National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level: Name of Lecturer(s) Delivering Course:

Enterprise Information Systems IFS323E 16 Bachelor of Commerce 7 Ms. N Wayi

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part 1: Organisational Component.................................................................................4 1.1. Welcome Statement ............................................................................................4 1.2. Contact Details....................................................................................................4 1.3. Consultation Times The consultation times for the lecturer are as follows:..............................................4 Part 2: Learning Component..........................................................................................5 2.1. Structure of the course.........................................................................................5 2.2. Level descriptors of the course............................................................................5 2.3. Purpose of the course..........................................................................................5 2.4. Learning Outcomes and Associated Assessment criteria....................................5 2.5. Employment Prospects........................................................................................5 2.6. Teaching-Learning Methods...............................................................................6 2.7. Learning Activities..............................................................................................6 2.8. Resources.............................................................................................................6 2.9. Roles and responsibilities of the Learner............................................................6 2.10. Roles and responsibilities of the Lecturer.........................................................7 2.11. Plagiarism and Copying....................................................................................7 2.12. Right of Admission to Computer Laboratories.................................................7 Part 3: Assessment Component.....................................................................................8 3.1. Assessment Methods...........................................................................................8 3.2. Calculating marks................................................................................................8 3.3. Assessment Regulations during Examinations/Tests..........................................9 Part 4: Learner Support Component...............................................................................9 4.1. Printed and Digital Matter...................................................................................9 4.2. Reading Material.................................................................................................9 4.2.1 Prescribed text...............................................................................................9 4.2.2 Recommended Readings...............................................................................9 4.2.3 Online Content............................................................................................10 4.2 Module Content**..............................................................................................10

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Part 1: Organisational Component

1.1. Welcome Statement

This module is aimed at providing the students with the role played by Information technology applications in facilitating organisational functional areas; by supporting problem solving, increasing productivity, managing people, improving customer service and also fast-tracking business processes. The students will understand how enterprise systems foster stronger relationships with customers and suppliers and how these systems are widely used to enforce organizational structures and processes. The module will be based mainly on Business processes and functions, Enterprise Resource planning (ERP) systems (with emphasis on SAP R/3).
1.2. Contact Details Please use the UFH website on http://www.ufh.ac.za to find details that are possibly not included below.
Designation Lecturer Head of Department Course Coordinator Faculty Manager Faculty Library Manager: Advanced Learning Unit (TLC) Dean: Learner Affairs Secretary Person/Entity Ms. N.Wayi Prof. S. Flowerday Ms. R. Pederit Location EL (Dept. of IS) EL (Dept. of IS) EL (Dept. of IS) Tel. Ext. 7072 7071 7094 Email address nwayi@ufh.ac.za

sflowerday@ufh.ac .za rpiderit@ufh.ac.za


mndlovu@ufh.ac.za mlotter@ufh.ac.za mskead@ufh.ac.za

Mr M. Ndlovu Ms. J. Richter Dr. M. Skead

Alice/Bhisho/ EL Library Office B12 (EL)

040-602-2020 043-704-7018 043-704-7207

Alice Ms. L. Nkwinti EL (Dept. of IS)

040-602-2430 7073

lbeja@ufh.ac.za

1.3. Consultation Times The consultation times for the lecturer are as follows: *****Please check the Departmental notice board about the consultation hours.**** The email (nwayi@ufh.ac.za) can be used outside consulting hours or to set-up an appointment with the lecturer.
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Part 2: Learning Component

2.1. Structure of the course This course (IFS323E) is a 16-credit compulsory module for the Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Information Systems. 2.2. Level descriptors of the course This course is offered at NQF level 7. 2.3. Purpose of the course The purpose of the IFS323E course is to groom learners for the information systems profession, and to prepare learners for postgraduate studies in the discipline. The main theme of the course is geared toward producing graduates that are highly competent in the field of Enterprise Information Systems and Business Process Management. 2.4. Learning Outcomes and Associated Assessment criteria As exit level outcomes, learners should be able to:

Learn the fundamentals of enterprise information systems and get a holistic view on this topic. Understand the role of enterprise systems for increasing enterprise productivity and transparency. Understand major Enterprise Architecture models used in the industry Identify, describe, and evaluate the major enterprise system software providers and their packaged systems. Acquire the skills they need in order to ensure successful implementation and usage of enterprise systems in business. Analyze real-world scenarios and case studies of enterprise system implementation and usage.

2.5. Employment Prospects This course is the beginning of a very rewarding journey for those Learners who have an interest in the Information & Communication Technology (ICT) environment. Learners can use the skills gained in this and subsequent Information Systems courses to enter a range of career opportunities, such as a (but not limited to): Business Analyst

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Business Process Analyst ERP Specialist Information Auditing and Compliance Specialist IT Operations Manager 2.6. Teaching-Learning Methods Formal lectures are conducted as per term time-table by utilising electronic and other media. In addition, students undertake assignments during the module, and presentations based on these assignments. Theory Class Times / Venue Details

Please consult the Lecture Time-table


2.7. Learning Activities Advanced Information Technology Project Management will occupy approximately 16 hours per week. This time is made up as follows: Description Preparing for lectures (self-study) group lectures (90 min/lecture) Lecture revision & reading (self-study) 1 x Tutorial Class (45 min) Assignment/Presentation preparation Total 2.8. Resources The following resources are available to learners:

Hours 3 3 3 1 6 16

Suitably qualified and experienced lecturing staff; Current and relevant teaching and learning manuals; Well equipped lecturing theatres; Access to the intranet for purposes of communication and access to teaching Well resourced library; and, Computer laboratories with all the necessary software and Internet access.

materials;

2.9. Roles and responsibilities of the Learner In order to achieve success in this module, Learners need to:

Diligently attend classes; Complete all assignments; Participate adequately in group assignment activities;

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Do pre-lecture reading and revision; and Participate in class discussions & other activities.

2.10. Roles and responsibilities of the Lecturer The lecturer will:

Take up all scheduled lectures. Inform students timeously of any changes

affecting the schedule; Give feedback on summative assessment tasks timeously; Provide the necessary guidance and support to help learners succeed; and Point you to the relevant support service structures within the University, if

and when requested to do so. 2.11. Plagiarism and Copying

Learners who are found to have plagiarised written material, i.e. not acknowledged
the source of the material using the Referencing Style required by the department will receive zero for the work. Learners who are found to have copied the work of a fellow learner will receive a zero. The learner who supplied the material to be copied will also receive a zero. The disciplinary rules of the University will apply in the case of an examination. 2.12. Right of Admission to Computer Laboratories If a learner is found to be in contravention of the Acceptable Usage of ICT Resources and Services Policy of Fort Hare then he/she will have their access to the Fort Hare Computer Resources suspended until such time, that a Disciplinary Hearing convened by the Department of Information Systems is held to determine an equitable punishment.

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Part 3: Assessment Component 3.1. Assessment Methods Formative assessment Formative assessments are on-going assessments, reviews, and observations in the classroom, used to improve instructional methods and learner feedback during the teaching and learning process. Mini- Assignments and Presentations completed during this module provide summative assessment marks for this module. In this module, all deliverables are assessed by the Lecturer and formative feedback is provided to guide learners to the successful completion of future tasks, and to provide preparation for the final examination. Summative assessment Summative assessments are used to determine learner competency, after an educational phase (lectures and formative assessment) is complete. Please not the following:

Ad hoc quiz tests will be held after the end of a Unit. These are short question tests (Usually multiple-choice) that are aimed at testing the students understanding of concepts. The quiz mark will form part of class participation mark.

Two formal tests will be written during the course of the semester. The average mark of the two tests will contribute towards the module mark.

Students are expected to actively participate in class by asking questions and sharing personal experiences.

Please use the Lecture and Assignment Schedule hand-out for details about deliverables. Please note: Marks for all assignments include a mark for the presentation (10% of total mark).

3.2. Calculating marks Final mark for semester will be calculated as follows: Assessment Method Tutorials Research Essay Test (Average) Class Participation Semester mark Final Mark (%) 20 30 40 10 100
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Paper Length (minutes)

Marks

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Theory Exam Paper Final examination mark TOTAL Final Mark(FM) Final Mark

100 100 100

180 (100+100)/2 = FM

100

Learners will pass IFS323E, if the TOTAL final mark received is greater than or equal to 50%. A learner will obtain a distinction if the final mark is 75% or greater. However, a learner can still fail the semester even if he/she receives a TOTAL final mark (class mark + examination mark) greater than or equal to 50%, if the examination mark is less than 40%. 3.3. Assessment Regulations during Examinations/Tests Normal Examination Rules apply, but the following need to be noted: Strictly, No use of Mobile phones. Please make sure that your phone is switched off. No borrowing of stationery (e.g. pens, pencils, rulers, and erasers) is allowed. Silent, non-programmable calculators are permitted. A learner may not have a cell phone on their person during an examination. Cheating and plagiarism is prohibited and will be dealt with harshly.

Part 4: Learner Support Component

4.1. Printed and Digital Matter Learners will receive the following printed and/or digital matter during this course: A Learning Guide Lecture Schedule and Assignment Topics

Where necessary, readings, examples, or in some instances handed out during class,
where necessary. Learners are expected to read and study relevant readings before the lectures to which they relate. Learners will then be in a much better position to understand the lectures, and to concentrate on problems and concepts that they have already encountered in their reading. 4.2. Reading Material 4.2.1 Prescribed text

Monk, E. & Wagner, B. 2009.Concepts in Enterprise Resource Planning, 2nd edition.


Thomson Course Technology 4.2.2 Recommended Readings

Olson, D.L & Kesharwani, S. 2009. Enterprise Information Systems: Contemporary


Trends and Issues. World Scientific Publishing Company

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4.2.3 Online Content Additional articles and material will be posted v drive, for your convenience. The Department of Information Systems and the lecturers in its employ will do everything possible to ensure that learners are provided with every possible opportunity to succeed. Only the learner can decide how much of the assistance they will need, and this will differ from individual to individual. 4.2 Module Content**

Please consult the Lecture and Assignment Schedule for the detailed content and deliverables.
UNIT 0 1 TOPICS Preparation ADMINISTRATION Learning Guides None INTRODUCTION TO ENTEPRISE INFORMATION SYSTEMS - Information and Systems - Chapter 1 (Olson and - EIS concepts Kesharwani) Including: - Strategic Alignment - Change Management UNDERSTANDING ENTREPRISE ARCHITECTURE (MODELS) - Understanding Enterprise Architecture (EA) - Extra Notes - Comparison of EA Models INTRODUCTION TO INTEGRATED SYSTEMS AND ERP - Enterprise Resource Planning Systems - Chapter 1 - Cost and Benefits of implementing an ERP - Chapter 2 system BUSINESS PROCESSES - SALES AND MARKETING - Chapter 3- 6 5 SCM

ACCOUNTING AND HUMAN RESOURCES PROCESS MODELING ERP Workflow Tools - Chapter 7 ERP Implementation PROCUREMENT Outsourcing - Notes

** Further information will be shared during classes.

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