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Enterprise Applications & Architectures (ISYS90043)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeISYS90043
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date


This core subject introduces the concept of enterprise architecture (EA). The structure of an EA provides the framework by which an organisation can be understood. It introduces the fundamental relationships existing between various components of the EA namely: processes, information, organisational structure and enabling technologies. Consequently, many of the concept domains introduced in this subject are more fully explored in further core and elective subjects.


Integrating business applications across business functions and companies provides large benefits to organisations. This subject has two primary themes. Firstly, it introduces EA concepts and frameworks that serve as artefacts of the business and also the process of creating an EA. Secondly, it looks at the implementation of the EA into the organisation and the impacts on the processes, information, organisational structures and applications employed by to enable the organisation to function. A final discussion covers the benefits, risks and critical success factors.

Intended learning outcomes


On completion of this subject the student is expected to:

  1. Understand the basic concepts of EA
  2. Be familiar with the form and function of an EA
  3. Conceptualise a holistic view of an organisation’s information, processes, structure and applications
  4. Apply the concepts of EA in an organisational context
  5. Recognise the benefits associated with an EA

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • Analytical and interpretative skills, in diagnosing organisational issues
  • High-level analytical skills, through application of organisational change theory in a practical context
  • Problem solving skills using change management models
  • Team-work, through working on a group project
  • Report-writing skills and
  • Presentation skills

Last updated: 3 April 2019