Course Title: Business Process Modelling

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Business Process Modelling

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2011

Course Coordinator: Dr France Cheong

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5929

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

A basic knowledge of mathematics and statistics is required for this course.

Course Description

Business processes are the production lines of the new economy. They must be managed so that technologies and organizational designs have a common business purpose. The focus of this course is on the design, modelling and simulation of business processes for the purpose of improving them.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the conclusion of this course, you should develop the following capabilities:
- Ability to develop business processes that align technology and organizational resources for generating competitive advantage
- Ability to design improved approaches for conducting business processes
- Ability to use simulation for validating and optimizing business processes

At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to:
- Understand the importance of managing business processes
- Understand existing business processes, document them using standard notations and determine their performance
- Design efficient new business processes, or redesign existing ones using sound workflow design principles
- Create business process models that can be simulated for validation and optimization purposes
- Use current industry standards and tools for modelling business processes

Overview of Learning Activities

In order to develop the stated course capabilities, you are expected to actively participate in the following learning activities:
- Regular attendance and active participation in scheduled lectures and workshops.
- Reading of course notes and other assigned reading materials.
- Satisfactory completion of assessment tasks.
While a minimum attendance standard is not compulsory in this course, satisfactory completion of the program is required. Most students will find that regular class attendance is needed to achieve the necessary standard to pass this course.

Overview of Learning Resources

All course materials are available online. Information regarding access will be given in the first class.
Students are required to purchase the prescribed text.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment for this course is on the basis of the satisfactory completion of a set of tasks.
The assessment tasks are aligned with the learning outcomes of the course and are designed to assist you in completing the course successfully.
Should the course coordinator deem that variation to the assessment tasks is needed, then this will be discussed with the class and will only proceed with documented consent of 70 percent of students enrolled in the course.