Course Title: Enterprise Modelling

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Enterprise Modelling

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015

Course Coordinator: Songlin Ding

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6198

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 251.3.19

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course introduces you the concepts of enterprise modelling in terms of manufacturing system development life cycles: network, project and product. The main enterprise reference architectures including CIM-OSA, Purdue, GRAI, Zachman, SOA are elaborated in details. Case studies for these key enterprise reference architectures and other commonly used architectures such as C4SIR are used to illustrate the role and effect of enterprise modelling to manufacturing. The course then focuses on the international generic enterprise architecture: GERAM and its adoption in ISO 15704:2000, which generalises enterprise modelling with cross enterprise architecture mappings. The course examines the effect of globalisation in manufacturing and introduces the extension of enterprise modelling to virtual enterprise reference architecture, concurrent engineering and collaborative.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Integrated and holistic understanding of manufacturing

Problem solving and decision making

Advanced technical competence

Working in teams and professional networks


The objectives of the course are:
o To gain an understanding of how modern manufacturing enterprises work while competing in the global market environment;
o To introduce the knowledge of enterprise modelling, enterprise design, reference enterprise architectures;
o To develop an open approach to the development of most appropriate enterprise architecture for specific business requirements.

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
o Work with top management of the manufacturing enterprise to design or re-design the business processes to achieve a highly integrated and efficient organisation supported by latest information technology and resources;
o Carry out modelling studies as a consulting engineer in a manufacturing organisation in a thorough and pervasive manner;
o Manage a large manufacturing project from initiation to completion efficiently and effectively.

Overview of Learning Activities

A combination of individual assignments, group case study reports.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be able to access course information and learning materials through Learning Hub (also known as online@RMIT) and the RMIT Library, and will be provided with copies of additional materials in class or via email. List of relevant reference texts, resources in the library and freely accessible intern sites will be provided.

Overview of Assessment

A combination of individual assignments, group case study reports, written examination