Enterprise Architecture

INF80048 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

Aims and objectives

Final Offering 2020 (replaced with INF80018)
This units discusses the role of information systems and technologies that are critical to the operationalisation of business strategy, however, there is a growing dislocation between the strategic objectives of organisations and Information Systems (IS)/Information Technology (IT) planning, investment and operations. Enterprise architecture frameworks provide a logic for planning IS/IT portfolios and ensuring the alignment of IS/IT planning, acquisition and implementation with organisational strategy. This unit will build the knowledge and skills required to apply enterprise architecture frameworks, methods and tools to real world business scenarios. We also develop an understanding of why enterprise architecture implementations fail and possible approaches to ensure enterprise implementation success..
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Evaluate the need for business strategy and information systems and IT portfolio alignment and the difficulties that organisations have in achieving business and information systems and IT alignment.
2. Critically evaluate enterprise architecture frameworks, methods and tools and develop enterprise architectures for real world business information systems and IT alignment scenarios.
3. Discern and analyse the different types of information systems and IT architectures that constitute an organisation’s enterprise architecture blueprint, including the benefits and challenges faced in successful implementation of enterprise architecture platforms and systems.
4. Critically analyse the different approaches for overcoming enterprise architecture implementation failure.
5. Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively as a professional and function as an effective leader or member of a team.