Enterprise Architecture

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: Australian Computer Society
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

As an online study unit provided by the Australian Computer Society in partnership with Open Universities Australia, Enterprise Architecture is an exploration of the conceptual blueprint by which organisations can define their operational structures, and work towards maximising efficiency.

You will study the history of enterprise architecture and the stages and principles of implementing it into a business strategy. The unit covers the various roles and common components across EA frameworks, and teaches you how to develop scalable models for driving strategies forward.

opics covered in this unit include domain expertise and EA, business and information architecture, the importance of business strategy, and the Zachman Framework.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Computer Professional Education Program

It is also recommended that you have completed the following unit, or have equivalent knowledge:

  • Risk Management: Professionalism and Compliance

Areas of study

In this Enterprise Architecture unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Domain expertise and EA
  • Zachman Framework
  • The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)
  • Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA)
  • Defence Architecture Framework (DoDAF)
  • Treasury Enterprise Architecture Framework (TEAF)
  • Gartner enterprise architecture framework
  • Business strategy – why is this important?
  • Business architecture
  • Information architecture
  • Applications architecture
  • Technology (infrastructure) architecture
  • Relationship between frameworks for: governance, solutions (architecture and development), project management and service management
  • How does IT Governance link with EA?
  • How does service level management integrate with EA?
  • What is the role of the new CIO within enterprise architecture?
  • The roles of the EA/SA/BA
  • Understanding the business
  • Understanding the information
  • Enterprise architecture
  • Documenting the `as-is' and `to-be' views
  • Develop strategy for change

Course pathways

This unit is an approved elective in the following course:

  • Computer Professional Education Program, Australian Computer Society

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

On completion of this Enterprise Architecture unit, you will have developed a greater understanding of the relationship between EA and wider organisational requirements. You will explore working on a variety of complex technical and professional work activities that require the application of EA across a range of contexts.

You will also gain a strong foundation in effective formal and informal communication with colleagues and customers, and will have developed a clearer understanding of the relationship between your own area of responsibility and the wider requirements of your organisation. Completion of this unit may help you work towards building a career as a business analyst, solutions architect or chief information officer (CIO).

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Enterprise Architecture from the Australian Computer Society.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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