City University of Hong Kong Information on a Course offered by Department of System Engineering and Engineering Management with effect from Semester A in 2013/2014

Part I Course Title: Enterprise Information Systems Course Code: SEEM4020 Course Duration: One Semester No. of Credit Units: 3 Level: B4 Medium of Instruction: English Prerequisites: CS1102 Introduction to Computer Studies or CS1302 Introduction to Computer Programming or CS2363 Computer Programming or equivalent course Precursors: Nil Equivalent Courses: MEEM4020 Enterprise Information Systems Exclusive Courses: Nil Note: Students may repeat a course, or an equivalent course, to improve course grade only if the previous course grade obtained is D or below.

Part II 1.

Course Aims: This course aims to introduce to the students the basic concepts of information systems; the applications of enterprise resource planning system (ERP), prototyping and decision support systems (DSS) techniques; and the recent development in IT infrastructures, business intelligence and e-commerce. On completing the course, students will be able to identify the critical factors in contemporary information systems applicable to industrial and business enterprises, and apply the related principles to solve operational and managerial problems in related fields.



Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs) Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: No. CILOs 1. 2.


4. 5.

Describe the basic concepts of contemporary information systems and services in the industry Describe the roles of contemporary IT technologies, and business intelligence in the development of modern information systems Apply the concepts of enterprise resource planning (ERP), and decision support systems (DSS) in solving practical operational and managerial problems in an enterprise Describe roles and functions of various enterprise information systems Contrast the critical factors of e-commerce and Internet security

Weighting* (if applicable) 2 3


2 1

*Weighting ranging from 1,2,3 to indicate the relative level of importance in an ascending order.


Teaching and learning Activities (TLAs) Activity Type Lecture/Tutorial/Laboratory Mix

Timetabled Activity (Hours per week) Lecture (2); Laboratory (1)


TLAs Laboratory Activities(hrs) 1 4 6 1 1 13

Large class activities (hrs) CILO 1 CILO 2 CILO 3 CILO 4 CILO 5 Total

5 6 7 5 3 26

Total (hrs) 6 10 13 6 4 39

Large class activities – The activities could include lectures, group discussion, watching relevant video, and writing minute papers. Laboratory activities –The groups need to use a commercial ERP system to carry out operational business functions, such as scheduling, material resource planning, information maintenance, order processing, etc. In-lab exercises will be used to test students’ learning of the software. 4.

Assessment Tasks/Activities ILOs Examination (2 hours) CILO 1 10 CILO 2 15 CILO 3 15

ATs Laboratory Reports


6 15 15

16 30 30


CILO 4 CILO 5 Total

15 5 60

4 40

19 5 100

For a student to pass the course, at least 30% of the maximum mark for the examination should be obtained. 5.

Grading of Student Achievement: 5.1) The 2-hour examination (60%) will be marked numerically and grades will be awarded accordingly. 5.2) The laboratory reports (40%) will be assessed at least on how well the team would discuss and tackle the following items: i. Discussing the usages of ERP system in business operations. ii. Identifying the importance of various basic components and their interrelationship in ERP systems. iii. Discussing how various parameters in an ERP system can affect scheduling results. iv. Discussing the benefits and importance of material resources planning in an enterprise. 5.3) Grade Table Letter Grade

Grade Point

Grade Definitions

A+ A A-

4.3 4.0 3.7


B+ B B-

3.3 3.0 2.7


C+ C C-

2.3 2.0 1.7











Please refer to the ARRO’s website for details.

Part III Keyword Syllabus:    

Introduction to Enterprise Information Systems Manufacturing Information Systems and Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) Strategic, People, and Organisational Characteristics in an Information Era Decision Support Systems (DSS) and Executive Information Systems 3

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Business Intelligence and Business Analytics Knowledge Management Information Resources and Information Services E-Commerce

Recommended Reading: Management Information Systems: James A. O’Brien & George M. Maracas, 7th edition, McGrawHill, New York, NY, 2007. Management Information Systems: Raymond McLeod, Jr. & George P. Schnell, 9th edition, Prentice Hall, Inc., 2004. Management Information Systems – Managing the Digital Firm: Kenneth C. Laudon & Jane P. Laudon, 8th Edition, Prentice Hall, Inc., 2004. Information Systems Today: Leonard Jessup & Joseph Valacich, Prentice Hall, Inc., 2003. Information Systems, a management perspective: Steven Alter, 3rd edition, Addison Wesley Publishing Co., 1999. Enterprise Information Technologies: designing the competitive company; Bruce Love, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1993. Success @ e-Business: profitable internet business & commerce; Peter Morath, McGraw-Hill International (UK) Limited, 2000. Online Resources: To be updated the University Blackboard platform from time to time.




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