This course has been running since 2009 and runs every alternative (or odd) year. The next intake is for 2015.
INF4012W :: Enterprise Systems and BPM Coursework
University of Cape
Formalise your knowledge and
update your skills for the BPM and ERP era
Postgraduate Diploma in Management in Information Systems (CG031)
BCom (Hons) in Information Systems (Enterprise Systems and BPM stream)
The Enterprise Systems
and BPM coursework course is offered as part of two
degrees: the Postgraduate diploma in Management in
Information Systems or the Part-time Honours in
The Enterprise Systems and
BPM coursework course
takes one year part time. Following that students can obtain the
postgraduate diploma by completing
project course (INF4017H) in which they complete a
work-related project. Alternatively, if
students obtain a sufficiently high academic standard in
the coursework component (65%), they may be invited to
convert to the part-time Honours degree. They
then need to complete the IS Honours Research course
(INF4024W) which takes a further year
(effectively 9 months) and which is primarily oriented
towards research and the production of a technical
Enterprise Systems and BPM Coursework
This course exposes
students to the principles and practices of Business
Process Management (BPM), Enterprise Systems and
Business Process Integration, to allow them to apply and
integrate these principles to BPM and integration
projects. It is highly relevant for the roles of
Business Process Experts, ERP Business Analysts,
Enterprise systems Managers or Systems integrators.
This programme covers enterprise
systems, strategic ICT management and Business process
management (BPM). Students are exposed to ERP software
and software tools used in business process modelling
and business process integration. Students are coached
in business and academic writing, giving presentations,
group work and reviewing literature and have to apply
their skills and knowledge to real business cases.
There are three modules integrated
around a central architectural theme:
- Business Process
Management: Including IS strategy and the strategic use of ICT, evaluating ICT, funding ICT, Formaulating IT Business Case and evaluating the organisational impact of ICT. The impact of new applications in knowledge management and BI will be reviewed. IT Project Management framework will be introduced and applied at the organisational level.
- Enterprise Systems:
This module is covered in two blocks. It includes the
management and lifecycle of ERP systems including
evaluation, acquisition, implementation, upgrading,
support and usage. The technical content includes
managing change, customizing, transaction management,
integration, report creation and auditing.
Organizational data, master data and the integration of
standard business processes as implemented in a leading
ERP system are studied in the following areas: Sales,
Procurement; Inventory Management; Management Accounting
Prepares students for SAP
- Strategic ICT
Management: Including IS
strategy and the strategic use of ICT, evaluating ICT,
funding ICT, ICT ethics, ICT security and evaluating the
organisational impact of ICT. The impact of new
applications in knowledge management and BI will be reviewed. IT Project Management
framework will be introduced and applied at the organisational level.
Four full-time weeks
spread throughout the year. These
are intensive and candidates will attend Monday through
Friday from 08h30 till late and will include
a taught component (lecture/ workshop/ demonstration
etc. ); students working in groups of about three on
assignments and research topics and student presentations of work assigned.
Guests from Industry or within the University may be
present or critique at these sessions to add richness. Students are assigned
to new groups for each full-time week to provide wide exposure
A variety of assignments,
papers and presentations will be required
of students throughout the program. Some of this work
will be completed in groups.
or three examinations are written,
with the final exam in November. Candidates are also continuously
assessed for their attendance, participation and
contribution during the year.
Provisional dates for 2014
- Registration ,Welcome Function, Introduction and Writing Skills 31 Jan - 01 Feb
- Block 1 (Business Process Management) 25 March - 28 March
- Block 2 (Enterprise Systems) 18 - 24 May
- Block 3 (Business Process Integration) 22 - 28 June
- Block 4 (Strategic Management in IS) 2-6 Sep
- November Final Exam
You should be matriculated with a University Exemption pass (or equivalent) and have at least one of the following:
- A three year undergraduate degree in information systems or computer science and at least three years relevant commercial experience‚ OR
- A degree OR NQF Level 7 Diploma in another cognitive field (e.g. BCom‚ BSc‚ LLB) plus at least three years relevant commercial experience with some IT exposure‚ OR
- Five or more years relevant‚ high-quality full time IT work experience (see section on RPL below)
NB: Places are limited and candidates may be screened via written test and / or interviews. All candidates are evaluated on a competitive basis and a limited number of places will be offered to the
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
For all postgraduate Diploma courses‚ admission through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is possible in appropriate circumstances. Candidates without the basic requirements‚ but with relevant and sufficient workplace experience may apply for a degree course but will be required:
a) to submit a portfolio of evidence of their experience
b) and also undergo a "Recognition of Prior Learning" (RPL) evaluation.
A Portfolio consists of a letter of motivation outlining
1) the profile of the applicant‚
2) why the applicant is interested in the chosen course of study‚
3) in what way the applicant’s work or life experiences have prepared him/her for this course of study‚ including any industry courses/qualifications‚ and
4) letters of support from two referees. This Portfolio should be at least 2-3 pages.
The evaluation also requires taking the National NBT (AQL) test as well as a departmental entrance exam.
Students will be evaluated on multiple deliverables
and overall participation. The provisional mark
allocations are as follows
Written papers and essays
Student Presentations which
includes class & group contribution
Students missing more than 20% of the classes may be
asked to leave the programme.
To apply click ‚ you will also need to submit the Departmental application form below.HERE.
(Departmental application form download.
Contact and Queries
tel : 021 650 4670
During the programme, we
may on occasion invite guests from industry and other
institutions to participate in the sessions. They may be vendors, IT professionals
within commercial organizations, or independent
experts/consultants. They add richness to the sessions
by offering information, critiqueing staff and student
presentations, participation in discussions and
occasional presentations or demonstrations.
Note that readings will also be given during the course.
Author: Harmon, Paul
Title: Business Process Change: A Guide For Business Managers And BPM And Six Sigma Professionals
Publisher: MORGAN KAUFMANN PUBLISHERS
Publ. Date: 2007 (Edition: 2ND)
Chapters 1-9, 11-13 to be read prior to course
Approximate Fees and
R100 UCT Application
Course Fee: Please refer to the Fees handbook here
(search for INF4012W)
Note: these fees are given as a guideline only.
For all fee-related enquiries, please contact the Student Fees Office.
The above fees do not apply to
International students and students who do not have
South African citizenship. Please contact the IAPO
or students fees office for your fees.